Daily Archives: July 13, 2011
Posted by heloise8
As a baby boomer who spent decades jogging, biking, lifting weights, attending aerobic and yoga classes while juggling children and college I know that staying fit is important to me. It was important then and remains so as I approach retirement. One thing women should not retire is a committment to remain healthy. My secret has been a diet good enough to match my fitness goals. My diet has always included whole grains, cereals, yogurt and plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables increasing both nutrition and daily antioxidants.
The biggest difference between then and now is that I must watch my waistline by counting calories and fiber intake. To that end I have been asked to try two new Kellogg cereals: FiberPlus Berry Yogurt Crunch and FiberPlus Cinnamon Oat Crunch. I love the taste of both cereals that went down easy with a glass of milk. When counting calories and fighting feelings of hunger in between main meals your best friend is whole grain and fiber. Both cereals I tried supplied an abundance of both. Specifically, the Berry Yogurt Crunch is a wheat/corn blend in a delicious crunchy flake. It was my favorite of the two. One cup of cereal is 170 calories per cup, packs 40% fiber and 25 g of whole grain with a glass of milk adding protein becomes a perfect small-meal choice to keep your metabolism humming and your tummy busy. It is also a great substitute for expensive energy bars or organic granola.
Cinnamon Oat Crunch is an oat-based cereal that looks and tastes much like Honey Nut Cheerios. Oat Crunch has more fiber and less sugar than Honey Nut but my main reason for recommending it: 110 calories per 3/4 cup, low sodium, 35% fiber, 16 g whole grain— both cereals provide 100% daily requirement of Vitamin E an essential antioxidant. Yes, I heartily recommend Kellogg’s new FiberPlus cereals, which young families and the mature crowd will enjoy. I know I will add them to my grocery list.
Disclosure: I have a material connection because I received the cereal as gift from a company affiliated with a brand, topic and/or product that is mentioned herein.
- New Kellogg’s Coupons: Cereal, Morningstar Farms & More (livingrichwithcoupons.com)