Cracklin’ Crack Down

Cracklin’ Crack Down

An inquisitive reader wrote to ask about one of her favorite cereals, Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran: “I’m concerned about my fiber intake and I have been eating Kellogg’s Cracklin’ Oat Bran…is this a good source of fiber?” – Jamie from San Diego Great question Jamie! So, what about this Cracklin’ Oat Bran? … Read more

This is the Real Facon

This is the Real Facon

Bill Joel sang about “Gettin’ put on the back in the discount rack…” like it was a bad thing. The grocery store discount rack is a virtual treasure trove of stuff most people would not otherwise buy, were it not for the enticingly marked down prices. Check out this find from my … Read more

Produce Pump-Ups

Produce Pump Ups

The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics offers the following ideas to get you packing your plate with nutrient-dense, lower calorie fruit and vegetable options: Begin with Breakfast Wake up to fruit; make a habit of adding fruit to your morning oatmeal, ready-to-eat cereal, yogurt or toaster waffle Mix up a breakfast smoothie … Read more

Everything about Nopal

a mature edible nopal pad

Nopal cactus is indigenous to some Southwestern regions of the US and Mexico. It also goes by the name prickly pear cactus. This plant is mostly consumed when it is young, as it gets very hard when it matures. It is among the common ingredients in Mexican foods. This succulent plant is … Read more

Fiber: Not Your Strong Point

Fiber: Not Your Strong Point

In a recent study of general knowledge about dietary fiber, the Kellogg Company found that Americans are not-so-surprisingly, not-so-knowledgeable about the roles and sources of dietary fiber. In a study of 1,006 adults conducted in November 2010, Kellogg’s found that of those surveyed: 20% mistakenly believed that meats and seafoods are a … Read more

Can Iron-Rich Foods Make You Smarter?

Assorted foods on a table, including lobster, beef, lamb liver, oysters, nuts, and seeds

Iron deficiency has been a major health problem for many people of all ages in many countries. Around the world, about 2.5 billion people are afflicted with iron deficiency. It affects a large number of women and children, even in developing countries. Effects of Iron Deficiency to the Brain Everybody knows that … Read more

Post Wheat ‘n Bran Shredded Wheat – America’s Weetabix?

Post Wheat ‘n Bran Shredded Wheat – America’s Weetabix?

If you have traveled or lived anywhere with a British influence, you’ve no doubt come into contact with Weetabix Cereal. It’s a simple, straightforward whole wheat cereal, and only recently available – but not that well-received – in US grocery stores. Here at home, Post Cereals now offers a very similar product, … Read more

Kellogg’s Bumps up Fiber in Some Special K Cereals

Kellogg’s Bumps up Fiber in Some Special K Cereals

With its “Special K Challenge“, Special K has gone to great lengths to advertise the link between its cereal and weight loss. The “Challenge” is to make 3 of your 4 small daily meals either Special K cereal or one of their bar or shake products. The problem is, that while its … Read more

Kellogg’s FiberPlus Antioxidants Bar

Kellogg’s FiberPlus Antioxidants Bar

With the introduction of their FiberPlus Antioxidants bars, Kellogg’s is going head to head with General Mills’ popular FiberOne bars. Previous Kellogg’s bar offerings didn’t have much in the way of nutrition: the Special K Cereal Bars had less than 1 gram of fiber and just 1 gram of protein for 9 … Read more

Oatmeal Breakfast: The Ultimate Solution to Hunger Pangs

Blueberries oatmeal

Have you ever heard people complain or even experienced this yourself that eating breakfast leaves you feeling hungrier later in the morning? This happens when the foods you choose for breakfast are not filling enough. Eating a cereal like Special K or Rice Krispies, which fills you up quickly but likewise empties … Read more