I know, I know, I promised to have more recipes this month. They’re coming, I swear. My husband and I are currently sharing a camera, which prolongs the process of getting posts ready. I’ve got smoked cheddar burgers, blueberry white cheddar stuffed pork chops, and red beans and rice coming. But in the meantime I thought I’d tell you about Special K Red Berries cereal, which I got to try through the Foodbuzz Tastemakers program.
I’m not a big cereal person. It’s not that I don’t LIKE cereal, but more that it doesn’t keep me full for longer than an hour or so, so usually it’s a snack item in our house rather than breakfast. I’m a scrambled eggs and toast every morning girl (I know, so exciting). But when this came in yesterday, I knew I had to give it a try.
At 150 calories per 1 cup serving (with 1/2 a cup of skim milk) and no fat, it definitely fits the bill as a healthy, low cal breakfast that isn’t going to break the calorie bank (which is important when you’re saving your calories for awesomeness like the aforementioned smoked cheddar burgers). It reminded me a bit of Raisin Bran Crunch, but tangier because of the strawberries instead of raisins. It’s light and crunchy, with just enough natural sweetness that you don’t need to add sugar or any kind of sweetener. And of course then you have a nice sweet treat when you get to the milk at the bottom of the bowl (don’t tell me I’m the only person who drinks that). Overall, I recommend this as a dieter’s friend because, as they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.