They just popped up in stores in the Dallas area and I couldn’t be more excited. Since going gluten free, I haven’t really relied on cereal for breakfast as there just were not enough gluten free options that were both nutritious, and that tasted good. For a while I had grown to like some of the Van’s gluten free options, but the calorie content was super high for such a small portion. Chex products have been a staple in my house for a while, but the lack of fiber leaves you hungry again in an hour or so.
This was why I got really excited when I heard that General Mills was taking steps to ensure their Cheerios products could be made safe for those who rely of gluten free foods. Be careful if you are on the hunt for the gluten free versions as many stores still have the regular boxes on the shelves. Check for the “gluten free” label in the bottom right-hand corner of the box.
The first box I tried was the Honey Nut Cheerios and they tasted just as I remembered! The best part about this move is that they just replaced their regular oats with ones that have been cleaned to remove any cross-contamination. All other ingredients are still the same! This means that everyone will now buy the gluten free version, reducing the risk that this will fizzle out like the gluten free Rice Crispies did (RIP!).
My favorite right now is the Multi Grain Cheerios. You can have more cereal for the same amount of calories, and they are full of healthy grains. I found a bowl of this kept me full until lunch time!
Personally, I love to eat cereal as a snack, but it’s so nice to have another GF breakfast option.
Have you all bought them yet?