Many Americans start the day with a bowl of granola or a yogurt-granola combination, or carry bags of granola for a healthy snack on-the-go.
With all the brands on the grocer’s shelf, what constitutes the best granola cereal?
The best granola is a healthy granola. As with all foods, choose a brand that starts with the highest-quality natural ingredients, and scan the nutrition label for:
Read the nutrition label before buying
granola. You want something healthy, like
Bob’s Red Mill granola. Avoid granola that is
as sweet as children’s cereals. Photo by
Elvira Kaliste | THE NIBBLE.
Make Your Own Granola
Many pre-made granolas have unnecessary added ingredients, such as preservatives, and too much added sugar. Making a healthier granola at home is easy and cost effective: Most ingredients can be bought for significantly less in the bulk foods aisle of your grocery store. If you want to limit your gluten intake, you can find gluten-free oats. You can even give containers of your special blend as house gifts, special treats and stocking stuffers.
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