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    Breakfast Cereal Tips / Ideas

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    I have tried making my own paleo breakfast cereals and it is expensive, time consuming, and generally not worth the effort.

    In a couple of days I am going to find myself in need of quite of a bit of breakfast foods for some peeps and I would really like to have a breakfast cereal for the picky eaters that I can also eat and feel good about without having to spend 30 minutes chopping, mixing and roasting an assload of nuts.

    Are there any kinds of breakfast cereals out there I can grab that are at least somewhat paleo approved? I've yet to find any, and Steve's Paleo Cereal is like 4 bucks a bowl so screw that noise.

    Helps!

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    Cereal is grain.
    Unless you make your own or spill the cash for the expensive Paleo cereal - you're S.O.L.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lily Marie View Post
    Cereal is grain.
    Unless you make your own or spill the cash for the expensive Paleo cereal - you're S.O.L.
    You know how people call all nose tissues a kleenex?

    You know how even if it's not a Xerox machine, people say they are making Xeroxes?

    It's the same with crap you put in a bowl with milk, it's all cereal.

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    Rice Crispies are mostly rice. You can get rice only rice crisp cereal at places like Whole Foods.

    Says the girl who is recovering from food poisoning on white rice products...
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    Yogurt/whipped cream and berries/fruit is an awesome breakfast. If you want crunch too, you could add some nuts . . .that actually sounds really good right now. LoL

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    I'm guessing what you want is some kind of paleo/primal nut & dried fruit mix to put in milk that you can call 'cereal'. (Ironic as cereals are grains - but I think I get where you are going with it). If that's what you are looking for, I don't think there is a way around it being expensive - the base materials are just too high in cost - which is why Steve's cereal costs so much. The least expensive approach is going to be making it yourself - although, honestly, I'm not certain why it's time consuming but perhaps I'm missing something in your approach. I'm curious what 'cereal' recipes have you tried?
    Why not just throw together some chopped walnuts/almonds/pecans, with dried blueberries/cranberries/strawberries, and some flaked coconut (plus perhaps fresh nutmeg)? When serving add fresh berries and almond milk (or yogurt) and call it breakfast. It should be delicious ... but if your peeps are used to cornflakes, they probably aren't going to see it as cereal no matter how you dress it up.

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    If I have a craving for cereal-ish stuff, I just throw some nuts and seeds in a bowl (usually almonds and sunflower seeds), add unsweetened shredded coconut, maybe some raisins, and pour on milk/coconut milk/almond milk. You can buy slivered almonds, which saves you chopping them up. That's about as quick and simple as paleo cereal gets. You don't have to make the paleo granola--that just adds sugar to it anyhow usually since most of those recipes call for toasting with honey etc.
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    Hey Rivvin, I has the same problem when my folks came to stay and when getting them onto pb.
    In the end I just had to suck it up and make a big batch of the 'no grain'nola type cereal from home roasted mixed nuts, coconut flakes, etc.
    A bit of time once every week or two and you have enough Nola to last for a while.

    @girlarchitect it takes time because without the roasting (and soaking if you really want to be picky) the nuts don't have the light "cereal" like texture, they're just like, well a bowl of nuts

    You can also grind it finer and make an almost porridge like brekkie.

    It's actually pretty tasty, especially topped off with yoghurt or cream and berries, but I wouldn't eat it every day just because of the amount of nuts and their omega 6content.

    But it also makes a nice condiment to sprinkle on other foods, desserts, salads, bowl of fruit and or yoghurt for brekkie just to give it a little crunch.

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    Looks like I just have to make my own for while they are here, time to see if I can actually find some raw nuts around here.

    I am just so tired of cooking everything by hand, I miss shopping at the super market ;(

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    seriously, fresh fruit + yogurt (and you could probably make some granola-like substance by mixing sticky sweet sappy stuff with chopped nuts)
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