So, you might recall that I have a habit of buying expensive, lovely-packaged cereals when I hit the grocery store. Well, a gorgeous box of Dorset Cereals is definitely something I’ve been known to come home with, while managing to forget to buy other staples. I can’t be blamed really … how does one resist such an attractively designed package?
I just love a yummy muesli! Why? I don’t know … there is just something so comforting about a delicious and filling bowl of cereal to me. Also, it helps that Dorset Cereals contain no added sugar or preservatives and tons of fiber and whole grains. The stuff is just pure goodness.
My son prefers the old-fashioned style of muesli with milk, while I do yogurt with muesli sprinkled on top. Stella, my daughter, however is all about eating it with orange juice. She started this trend when we were out of milk one morning and I thought it a tad bizarre but shrugged and allowed it. Now, though, looking at the back of the Dorset Cereal box, I see she is not alone:
Serve with milk, yogurt or fruit juice for a delicious and nutritious breakfast or anytime snack.
My preferred time to have cereal is in the middle of night. If I am having trouble sleeping, I tip-toe downstairs and have a bowl of cereal with milk and it does the trick every time.
Lately, however, I’ve been bypassing all granola and muesli. And that’s because my metabolism has slowed to a snail’s crawl as I’ve gotten older, and as a general rule this kind of cereal is high in calorie and sugar (natural sugars from dried fruits) count. But alas, there is good news on this front! There are two new recipes that have just been introduced into Canada: Simply Nutty Muesli and Honey Granola and the former is the one I am particularly excited about.
Here are the nutritional facts for the Simply Nutty Muesli:
I love the 6 grams of protein, 6 grams of fiber, and only 8 grams of sugar. If you compare this to, say, General Mills Honey Nut Cheerios, a portion of the same size has 6.4 grams of protein but 4.2 grams of fiber and 19.2 grams of sugar — all for approximately the same calories (236).
Now, as anyone who’s had to watch their intake can tell you, you really need to look at the portion sizes. For Dorset Cereals, the portion size is for 60 grams. Here is what 60 grams of Simply Nutty Muesli looks like:
The measuring cup in my photograph is 1 cup. This amount of cereal might not look like much, but it’s quite filling. Especially if you eat it with the extra protein from a yogurt, like this:
Okay! So what is the giveaway, you ask? One reader will receive a FULL-SIZED BOX of ALL SEVEN RECIPES of Dorset Cereals! In addition, these yummy cereals will arrive to you with one extra goody: a gourmet lunch tote that folds flat for easy storage. I was pretty excited when mine arrived and I’m sure you will be too!
To enter to win this prize pack (worth approximately $75), visit the Dorset Cereals website and then leave a comment below. I will do a random draw from the comments next Monday (June 25th, before 10 am).
So I’ll see you same time, same place, okay? Good luck!
Edited on Monday, June 25th to add: I just did the draw using random.org and the winner is Nicole Shadbolt! CONGRATS, Nicole!