I’ve been working hard over the past few months to serve my family even more healthy, wholesome meals that involve fewer ingredients, fewer weird chemicals, and fewer packages! Does that mean that Doritos, Oreos, and other fine delicacies are banned from my kitchen? Of course not! We aim for balance. I’m not trying to deny anyone their favorite foods (including myself), but I do take comfort in knowing that my boys enjoy grilled salmon for dinner far more than they even enjoy the fried fish sticks that sometimes make it onto their plates.
So, with all of that said, I figured that I should share one of my latest favorite breakfast and snack options. This is hardly a “recipe,” because there’s really no cooking involved at all. Just stir together a few ingredients and…enjoy! This Muesli is wholesome, full of fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, and other filling ingredients that will keep you and your family going without weighing you down.
After eating my way through a few bags of store-bought Muesli, I was suddenly dismayed when, on one of my shopping trips, my grocery store was sold out of the stuff! I stood there for a moment looking at the empty spot on the shelf, and then a light bulb went off. Instead of buying a (not cheap) bag of the stuff, why couldn’t I just make it on my own? I purchased all of the ingredients that go into my favorite muesli and stirred it together at home for a much more affordable version!
I like to add this mixture to yogurt or cottage cheese, along with some fruit and additional nuts. It’s great for breakfast, but it’s also a perfect late night snack before bed! And it tastes really good, thanks to the combination of textures and the natural sweetness from the dates and the dried cranberries. Shhhh!…I’ve even caught Keith using it to top his favorite breakfast cereal in the morning, too!
I don’t usually care for hot cereal during the summer months, but this Muesli is also a great warm breakfast when it’s cold outside. Just cook it exactly like you would a regular bowl of oatmeal. This version is simply more interesting than the plain stuff!
So, if you’re looking for a new Clean Eating Breakfast or Snack to get you going, you have come to the right place! Add these items to your next shopping list and you’ll be all set…
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup wheat bran
- 2/3 cup sliced almonds
- ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
- ½ cup dried cranberries or raisins
- ½ cup chopped dates
- In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container.
Looking for more healthy and easy breakfast options? Try these:
Freezer-Friendly Egg White, Veggie, and Cheese Breakfast Burritos
Healthy Pumpkin, Oatmeal, and Chocolate Chip Muffins