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Posts tagged ‘No Sugar Added Granola’


Core Granola

Most granola contains added oil and sweeteners so it’s really important to read the label to know what’s in the food you’re eating. At the top of the list of ingredients to avoid are refined sugars and oils with saturated fat (note: there are two types of fat:  saturated and unsaturated and within unsaturated there are two subgroups: polyunsaturated and monounsaturated). Unsaturated fats – both poly (i.e. sunflower oil, safflower oil, nuts and seeds) and mono (i.e. olive oil, walnut oil, canola oil, peanut butter) – are a better choice in moderation than saturated fats (i.e. butter, palm oil).  Read more »


Bring Forth the Granola

When I was growing up, the only people I knew that ate granola were hippies and our neighbors from California (who incidentally also had the only vegetable garden in the neighborhood, took vitamins, shopped at a health food store, and made brownies and pancakes from scratch…how weird is that?).  The rest of us ate Lucky Charms with day-glow marshmallows, Captain Crunch (I especially liked the kind with crunch berries), Frosted Flakes, Kix, Cheerios, and for a healthy choice:  Shredded Wheat. Read more »