Cereals. They haven’t got the cleanest rep. Often they’re full of healthy promises but in reality, they contain a huge amount of sugar, salt and additives. Take Dorset Cereals’ Berries and Cherries – if you think it’s a healthy option, you are SO wrong. It contains (amongst other things) 51 per cent dried AND sweetened fruit; raisins, sultanas, flame raisins, sweetened dried cranberries (sugar, cranberries, sunflower oil), sweetened dried blueberries (blueberries, sugar), freeze dried cherries, freeze dried blackcurrants, freeze dried raspberries, blackcurrant flavour barley flakes (barley, sugar, natural flavouring, sunflower oil), blackcurrant flavour barley flakes (barley, sugar, natural flavouring, fruit and vegetable concentrate (blackcurrant, black carrot, sunflower oil)). SO much sugar.
Since cereal is the first thing most people eat in the morning it’s a crucial thing to get right. So, time for a beautiful change. Primrose Kitchen’s ‘Gold Winner’ and ‘Gold Star’ winner at the Great Taste awards is the bees knees. It has no added sugar, a low glycemic index (meaning the natural sugar is released slowly). It’s also suitable for those on a gluten free diet and contains oats with fresh beetroot and zingy ginger together with a balanced combination of nuts and seeds as well as milk thistle seeds, linseeds and lethicin.
The muesli is slowly dehydrated at low temperatures to maintain every bit of goodness and the 400g bag truly tastes amazing. I think the best way to eat it is like porridge – just add hot water or any milk of your choice and stir. To make it extra warm and soft you can always cook it over the hob.
Allergy information: Contains nuts, contains soya, wheat and gluten free, suitable for vegans.
Find out more and buy a bag or a few at Primrose Kitchen