i love my uncle sam.

by Janetha on March 3, 2011

in meals

no, i am not talking about this guy:

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(uncle sam is a little creepy looking, no?)

i am talking about this stuff:

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oh yes. you know my one true love (aside from marshall, of course…) is cereal. my foodie friend annelies (who i met at the foodbuzz festival) works for attune foods and she asked if i’d like to try a few of the uncle sam cereals. obviously, i quickly agreed! with maybe too much enthusiasm. what can i say, i love cereal!

all of the uncle sam cereal has a short ingredient list, is high in fiber, low in sugar and contains healthy fats.

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everything looks good on the outside.. but the real question is how does it taste?

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let’s start with the original uncle sam.

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okay, this cereal was made for me. i don’t really dig sweet cereal and this four ingredient box of heaven has zero sweeteners added to it. look—less that 1 gram of sugar!

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plus.. ten grams of fiber and seven grams of protein. those are numbers i can get behind.

i also love the flax seeds that are speckled throughout the cereal.  because this cereal is not sweet at all, it would be ideal for breading chicken or as a topper to baked mac & cheese. you know, savory things!

next up: uncle sam great multi grains.

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this cereal was a lot like the original version but a tad sweeter and there were some flakes thrown into the mix.  still, only 6 grams of sugar per 3/4 cup serving.

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like i said, i like less sweet cereals, and this sweetness was by no means overpowering. it reminded me of honey bunches of oats in a way.  i think this would work so well in a muffin recipe!

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finally: uncle sam wild strawberry.

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lots of fiber, lots of protein and slightly sweetened. still, this sweeter cereal has significantly less sugar grams than your typical sugary cereal.

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okay, have you guys ever tried special K with red berries? i have, and i liked it.. but it is full of super whack chemicals and ingredients and it’s not good for you! this uncle sam wild strawberry is like a healthy version of the special K. i loved it. the berries were very abundant!

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I always added a little more milk to bowls of this cereal because i like the strawberries to re-hydrate a bit.

i loved all of these cereals!  annelies said she can’t wait to see what recipes i make with the cereal.. but honestly i have just been eating them by the bowlful with skim or almond milk.

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so here is my recipe:

  • 3/4 cup uncle sam cereal (any kind)
  • 1/2 of a  banana, diced
  • splash of milk (any kind) <—i hate soggy cereal! i keep it to a splash

i know, how lame am i? but who can resist a delicious bowl of cereal?

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i do plan to make some fiber-filled muffins and crunchy breaded chicken with the cereal in the near future.. as long as i don’t run out. once i start eating a box of cereal, it’s hard to stop!

i bet you would like to try some uncle sam cereal for yourself, no?

you’re in luck! attune foods has generously offered to send one lucky winner a shipment of three boxes of uncle sam cereal!

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to enter:

  • leave a comment telling me one thing you do to keep your heart healthy.

that’s it! i am really not into being complicated, but if you share this giveaway on facebook, twitter or on your owl blog feel free to leave another comment letting me know you did and i will count it as another entry.

giveaway will end sunday, march 6th at 4:37 PM. because i think that’s a great time to end a giveaway. good luck!

p.s. i am at the jazz game tonight, hence the review/giveaway post. i will be back tomorrow for some regular rambles.. go jazz!

xo. janetha g.

*see my disclosure here

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Andrea M March 6, 2011 at 4:30 am

I run a few times a week and do cross training, cardio & circuit training the other days :)

Kathryn March 6, 2011 at 7:53 am

I make sure to get in 5 miles a day of running and/or walking. And regular dark chocolate and red wine- that’s heart healthy, right?!

Allison @ Runs A Latte March 6, 2011 at 1:30 pm

I run 6 days a week and try to incorporate plenty of healthy fats into my diet.

Katie March 6, 2011 at 2:26 pm

I’ve always wanted to try this but for some reason it’s really expensive in my grocery store!

I walk as much as possible, especially now that it’s starting to get nicer out!

Kate March 6, 2011 at 2:32 pm

To keep my heart healthy – I do interval workouts!

Robyn March 6, 2011 at 2:44 pm

I work out 5-6 days a week to keep my heart healthy.
I would love to try these cereals…I LOVE cereal :)

Julia March 6, 2011 at 9:03 pm

I do a ton of cardio…? Lame answer….Um… I don’t really know how else to keep a healthy heart?

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