|08-01-2013, 01:01 PM||#1|
Junior LCF Member
Join Date: May 2013
Lowest carb breakfast cereal? (I know, I know)
Sometimes, I get a craving for cereal. Today, I had a killer craving and bought Fiber 1. Seemed to have about 1/2 the carbs of typical cereals. If it keeps me off the chocolate and ice cream bingeing, then it's worth it.
I know they are all junk food, and even "healthy" ones like Kashi are just carb bombs.
What is the least worst breakfast cereal?
|08-01-2013, 06:19 PM||#5|
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Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SW Missouri Ozarks
Stats: Mac Truck/Small SUV/Mini-Cooper
WOE: Atkins/South Beach/Low Glycemic/Voodoo
I bumped this thread a few days ago & there's lots of talk about using it for granola cereal!
|08-02-2013, 04:39 AM||#7|
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Jalisco, MX (formerly NY,NY)
Start Date: Restart 3/31/08
Came across this recipe .... haven't tried it, but thought I'd share it. I wouldn't say 'low carb'....but, LOWER carb, for sure.
Homemade Low Carb Cinnamon Toast Crunch
1 cup chickpea (garbonzo bean) flour
2 Tablespoons applesauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 packets of stevia (Feel free to use more or less, depending on how sweet you like things.)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup water
2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
1 Tablespoon erythritol OR xyltiol
Preheat oven to 375F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and set aside.
Ina large bowl, combine chickpea flour, applesauce, salt, stevia, vanilla extract, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Add water, and whisk until completely smooth. Believe me, you do not want clumps of chickpea flour hanging out in your cereal.
Pour the batter onto the lined cookie sheet, and spread it out evenly to the edge of the sheet. In a small bowl, stir together erythritol OR xylitol and remaining 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. Sprinkle evenly over the batter. Bake in the oven at 375F for 22-27 minutes, or until the edge or brown and the center is just starting to crack.
Remove the parchment paper or silicone mat from the sheet (don’t burn yourself!) and cut the cereal into 1 inch squares. Do not eat all the squares during this step. Stick them back in the oven for 2-4 minutes, stirring halfway through. Let the cereal cool completely so it can crisp up (no one wants soggy cinnamon toast crunch before it hits the milk!). Serve with almond milk, or your favorite milk of choice.
Oh, and if you need a reason not to eat it all standing over the oven, just remember how good it tastes when eaten with milk. Or at least sitting down.
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|08-02-2013, 08:13 PM||#11|
Netrition, Walmart, Amazon, Kroger carries both brands, Randalls too, I think.
Adding netrition link: http://www.netrition.com/benefit_n...ply_fiber.html
|08-03-2013, 08:19 AM||#12|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Oct 2004
WOE: moderate carbs
Start Date: March 2001
I like using LindaSue's Coconutty Crunch recipe for cereal. Although, I mostly use it as a topping for fruit or mixing it in Kroger's CARBmaster dairy blend.
|08-04-2013, 05:17 PM||#17|
|08-05-2013, 12:11 PM||#18|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Would you like to make your own cereal?
I guess you were asking about store-bought cereal, but since you might not know about the recipe that Jenn Eloff posted some time ago, thought
I'd mention it. I often make this recipe (with a couple tweaks as noted). I LOVE this when I want cereal (keeps you full for hrs)...and it also works great as a crunchy snack in a baggie, in my purse--at the movies, or when lunch is a little late. Seems pretty healthy...good fiber and protein, plus great crunch--it feels like a treat! Can add in whatever you please...sug free chocolate pcs, a few craisins, nuts...according to your plan and your own imagination!
Search on "Jennifer Eloff" or "Microwave cereal"--it'll come right up...don't know how to make it clickable. It's a lengthy thread with lots of ideas from others here who've made it--even pictures of the process.
But here's her basic recipe from my my files:
MICROWAVE DRY CEREAL by jenn eloff..for those used to eating cereal for breakfast in higher carb days.
2 Tbsp sliced almonds
2 Tbsp ground almonds
2 Tbsp golden flaxmeal
1 Tbsp vanilla whey protein (i use plain)
Pinch No Salt
Pepper sprinkle I don't use any)
2 Tbsp water (I use Caramel sf daVinci’s)
In sm cereal bowl, combine sliced almonds, ground almonds, flax meal, vanilla whey protein, salt and pepper. Stir in water. Spray dinner plate w/cooking spray. Spread mixture in lg circle on plate. Microwave 3 min on high (Jenn says: "maybe this could go longer for a crispier result? I’ve not tested it more than twice – both times at 3 min.). Break into irregular, small pieces. Serve w/LC milk Add a few frozen blueberries, if desired, or chopped pecans/whatever...an easy recipe to play with."
Yield: 1 serving--214 calories; 12.0 g prot; 16.6 g fat, 2.1g carbs
My notes: I personally add unsweetened coconut, sometimes cinnamon and Splenda. Am wondering about adding a little oat fiber now also--don't know if we knew about it back at that time.
I usually quadruple it, spreading on parchmnent on a cooky sheet, and bake in the oven until toasted...have to stir it and break it up til it's as crispy as you like--just watch so it doesn't scorch. But it's soo easy... and I like knowing what's in my cereal
Hope it helps...heading to make some for myself right now!
Last edited by Jennywren; 08-05-2013 at 12:14 PM..