There is increase in awareness on the importance of eating healthy snacks and keeping the diet free from junk foods.
The Origin Of Muesli
Breakfast has never been the same since John Kellogg introduced the breakfast cereal in the 1800s. Muesli was introduced by a Swiss doctor and since then we have had cereals and mueslis as part of our breakfast routine. When you walk down a supermarket aisle and you will see for yourself an array of choices and cereals for breakfast available.
Choosing The Best Breakfast Cereals
With all the choices it does become hard to choose the most healthy breakfast cereals for you and your family. What sometimes appears healthy might not be and the healthy ones might not be as tasty. Breakfast by far is the most important meal of the day and many times we do not have enough time for it. This may be due to fast living, long hours and hectic lifestyles, we often don’t get the time for a sit down breakfast.
Muesli Breakfast Bars
This is where the Muesli breakfast bars come in handy. However it is important to be aware that many of these bars might not be as healthy as they proclaim to be and that you should read the nutritional guidelines carefully. However the good news is that with the days or austere living home cooking and recipes are gaining popularity. Good muesli ingredients are easily available at all reputable health food store and your can make your very own breakfast health bar in the comfort of your home. And it’s not that hard either. If you are after a low calorie breakfast or snack then fret not you can also make the home made muesli bars completely suited to your taste and needs. You can make it as low in sugar by using only as much as you want or even going without it and using honey instead.
Dried fruits are good options too but always use in moderation. Use fibrous whole grains which you can buy at health food shops and make your very own muesli mix for you and your family. If you choose to buy your muesli bar than make sure it’s free from sugar and choose whole grain bars. These are healthier options and will provide you with fibre and the vitamins B as well. These bars are handy to have in your bag, as well as help curb the cravings.
The other popular breakfast cereal is the crunchy and tasty granola. You can get granola bars everywhere these days but it may be a healthier option to make this at home with natural sweeteners like honey and fruits or even maple syrup. Granola bars though are high calorie so make sure these are not consumed in large quantities and use for when you are doing sports and hiking or when you have very active days and need the energy.
Granola is a mixture of rolled oats, nuts and seeds that are mixed butter and sweetened with honey and toasted until they are a lovely golden brown, Appetising and crunchy they provide a super texture and you can make granola bars, muesli bars and your own granola recipes in your own home. The crisp texture makes it great to have with milk, or you can have this with yogurt or even as a dry cereal.