Start and end your day off right with Honey Bunches of Oats

Start and end your day off right with Honey Bunches of Oats

This post is dedicated to all our Breakfast lovers and to the ones who don’t like to eat breakfast as well. As we all know, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It’s the one that gives you the fuel to not only start the day off right, but to continue through it. I must confess that I was never a big breakfast eater, but here is why!

First, I disliked the flavors of many breakfasts items, second I felt too full after eating breakfast since I really don’t eat much in the morning. But what I started noticing was that I was getting dehydrated and losing energy since I was only having coffee in the morning. All of this until I found the new Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain. It’s not only rich in whole grains and super healthy but it also doesn’t compromise the flavor. My favorite flavor is Honey Crunch but there is another flavor named Vanilla Bunches. Each serving of Honey Bunches of Whole Grain is packed with 2/3 of your day’s Whole Grain (33 grams), 4 grams of fiber, and nutrients such as iron and folic acid for a deliciously wholesome breakfast!

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Our favorite Recipes!
In the morning, I love having Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain in the honey crunch flavor with yogurt and fruits. You can also use cereal in recipes for other meals and snacks to give yourself and your family extra servings of the whole grains they need with flavors they can enjoy all day long. For example, meatballs made with crushed whole grain cereal make for a tasty dinner, and you can feel good about satisfying your sweet tooth with easy to make whole grain sweet and salty clusters. Check out these amazing recipes below and give them a try!

Whole Grain Porcupine Meatballs

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Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes

Servings: 8 (1 meatball each)

 

1          cup Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Honey Crunch cereal

1          egg

2/3       cup milk

1          cup uncooked long grain white rice

1          can (3.8 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

1          teaspoon salt

1/2       teaspoon paprika

1/4       teaspoon onion powder

1/8       teaspoon garlic powder

1/8       teaspoon pepper

1          pound ground round beef, 90 percent lean

1          can (14.5 ounces) petite-diced tomatoes, undrained

2          cups water

1          tablespoon cornstarch

1          beef bouillon cube

1          teaspoon dried marjoram

Heat oven to 350oF degrees.

In food processor, grind cereal into fine powder. In large bowl, whisk together egg and milk. Stir in ground cereal, rice, olives, salt, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder and pepper; stir to combine.

Crumble ground round into rice mixture. Stir or use hands to combine ingredients; mix well. Form beef mixture into 8 large equal-sized meatballs. Place meatballs in 2-quart baking dish; set aside.

In medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stir together tomatoes, water, cornstarch, bouillon cube and marjoram. Bring to boil and stir for one minute. Remove from heat and pour over meatballs in pan. Cover baking dish with lid or aluminum foil and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

 

Sweet and Salty No-Bake Clusters

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Prep time: 15 minutes

Total time: 1 hour

Servings: 2 dozen clusters

 

1          cup sugar

2          tablespoons cocoa

1/4       cup butter

1/4       cup milk

1 1/2    cup Honey Bunches of Oats Whole Grain Vanilla Bunches cereal

1/2       cup reduced-fat peanut butter

1          teaspoon vanilla

1/2       cup peanuts

1          cup pretzels

In heavy saucepan bring sugar, cocoa, butter and milk to a boil. Let boil for 1 minute then add cereal, peanut butter, vanilla, peanuts and pretzels.

Scoop 2 tablespoons of mixture at a time and drop on baking sheet coated with waxed paper. Place sheet in refrigerator until clusters are cooled and hardened. When ready, gently pull clusters off waxed paper. Store clusters in refrigerator.

For more creative recipes and ideas to help you fit in more whole grains, visit www.postfoods.com.

Share with us some of your favorite Honey Bunches of Oats Recipes and let us know if you try our recommendations.

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