I don’t have cereal for breakfast. If I’m making breakfast for Ava, I usually make pancakes (see previous post about the best pancake mix in the world). If it’s just me and I’m not cooking for a toddler, usually I have an egg over medium, or a flatbread breakfast sandwich. Or sometimes just a spinach and banana smoothie, mixed up in my Magic Bullet with a bit of almond milk.
I love to cook all sorts of things for dinner, especially savory Italian dishes like baked ziti and lasagna. But dinner looks very different if it’s just me. When I don’t have someone to cook dinner for, I usually make lunch the largest meal of the day and then just have something small for dinner, like cereal, or maybe an Easy Mac cup. I know, not necessarily the healthiest but at least low enough on calories. I love Macaroni and Cheese!
Cereal is one of my favorite low-cal go-to options for dinner alone. I should note that I’m never really alone since I’m always surrounded by dogs. I recently discovered a new awesome cereal at Sprouts. It’s called Cinnamon Heaven, and it is made by Van’s Natural Foods, a Vernon-based company that you may known for their yummy organic frozen waffles. You can also buy it on Amazon, and yes it is worth buying 6 boxes! Van’s Cinnamon Heaven cereal is gluten free and vegan (free of meat, fish, seafood, eggs, dairy and honey). Unlike a lot of cereals, there are no synthetic preservatives, artificial flavors or artificial colors. I have it with unsweetened Almond Milk (30 calories per serving), and sprinkle on some organic raspberries.
If you have a favorite cereal, share in the comments below!