Rise and Shine with Alternative Grain Cereals
Remember when breakfast cereal meant a bowl of simple puffs and sugary marshmallows swimming in a sea of rainbow stained milk? The very word conjures memories of peering over the tall box on the table to watch Saturday morning cartoons, and digging through the contents in search of the toy that seemed to never match the picture on the box. Unfortunately, many are discovering the gluten content within these classic cereals are irritating to their digestive systems, and they’re looking to alternative grain cereal as a solution. But ditching wheat isn’t only about tummy trouble. Athletes are turning to alternative grains to improve their performance. Others are finding these cereals are healthier and better for their waist line. Whatever the reason, you’ll find plenty of alternative grain cereals at your local Market. Read on to get the whole scoop on our favorite brands.
Go Gluten-free and Gluten-free friendly with These Classics
- Barbara’s is known for upholding high standards for the ingredients they use. We love their Honest O’s Multi-grain Cereal. This cereal has all the deliciousness of traditional O’s cereal but made with certified organic whole grain oats and less than 1 gram of sugar per serving. And they’re certified gluten-free.
- Kashi offers some tasty gluten-free friendly cereals that are popular with adults and kids. We like their Organic Honey Toasted Oat Cereal for a burst of sweetness to start your day. If you like cinnamon, their Organic Warm Cinnamon Oat Cereal is a nice variation. Kashi GO cereals are made with chick-pea flour and packed with plant-based protein. Some variations of Kashi GO cereals are Keto friendly too!
Mix Up your Routine with These Unique Blends
- Nature’s Path Organic Foods crafts quality cereals using some of the healthiest known grains and seeds like flax seed, buckwheat, quinoa, and amaranth. Some of our favorites are Sunrise Crunchy Maple. This cereal is a delightful blend of everyone’s favorite breakfast cereal textures. Crunchy flakes, rice crispies and puffs. It contains 14gm. of whole grain and 4gm. of fiber. We also recommend trying their Sunrise Crunchy Vanilla for flavor variety.
- Most Food for Life products are flourless and made with sprouted grains for more active nutrients. We love their Cinnamon Raisin Whole Grain Cereal served hot or cold. If you’re looking for a flakey cereal, try their Almond Flake, Raisin Flake, or Original Flake cereals. For a change of pace and added nutrition, we recommend Food for Life’s Flax & Chia Sprouted Flake Cereal, or the delightfully crunchy, Flax Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal.
- Bob’s Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats: Hot cereals are a comforting breakfast tradition. Gluten-free products from Bob’s Red Mill are ground in a traditional stone mill to preserve the nutrients in the grain with minimal processing. Bob’s Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats contain all the comforting benefits of traditional oatmeal sans the gluten.
Treat Kids to These Flavorful Favorites
- Barbara’s Puffins is a range of gluten-free and gluten-free friendly cereals made just for kids. We love their whole grain Honey Rice Puffins that are sweetened with a touch of honey and naturally gluten-free.
- Nature’s Path Envirokidz cereals are made with organic whole grain corn. They’re Non-GMO project verified, gluten-free, and come in a wide variety of flavors kids love. Some of our favorites are Choco Chimps, made with fair trade cocoa, Panda Puffs with organic peanut butter, and Gorilla Munch, lightly sweetened corn puffs. These natural ingredients means healthier cereal for growing kids. What’s more, the proceeds from every box you buy goes to help the world’s most endangered animals and their environment!
- Catalina Crunch crafts healthier low-carb alternatives to everyone’s favorite breakfast cereals and snacks. With flavors like Honey Graham, Dark Chocolate, and Cinnamon Toast, You’re sure to find a variety your kids will enjoy. These cereals are great for packing in lunch boxes too!