Monday, June 27, 2011

Attune Foods: Uncle Sam Honey Almond Cereal - Review and Giveaway!

For years I skipped breakfast. A cup of coffee would be my sustenance till lunch-time.  A terrible practice, I know. Even worse, considering I am a doctor. But you would be surprised at all the terrible habits we pick up at medical school. Breakfast came back into my life when I first started to exercise regularly. There was no way a cup of coffee would satiate me till lunch especially after an early morning run or a particularly grueling  Physique 57 class. Cereal is what I usually like to have every morning. So when Annelies from Attune Foods contacted me to ask if I would like to review their Uncle Sam cereal I immediately said yes!

Uncle Sam cereal has been around since 1908. It is an all natural cereal with no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Its main ingredients are winter wheat berries with whole flaxseeds. There are currently four available flavours: Original, Multi-grain, Strawberry and Honey Almond. I love almonds in my cereal so I chose to review the Honey Almond flavor.

The cereal contains the following ingredients: Toasted whole wheat berry flakes (whole wheat kernels, salt, barley malt), sliced almonds, whole flaxseeds, evaporated cane juice, honey, natural flavor.

I poured myself a bowl with soy milk. It's delicious. Even though the toasted wheat berry flakes are small in size they are incredibly crunchy. I love how every bite contains sliced almonds that are delicately sweetened with clover honey. The cereal is not that sweet, something that I was worried about due to the addition of the word "Honey" in 'Honey Almond." The honey taste is not overpowering at all - in fact, I think it blends very well into the taste of the cereal. I found that one bowl was quite filling. An excellent source of fiber, one serving size has 6 grams of fiber and also 6 grams of protein.

I also felt I could use it as in place of granola (its more high-caloried cousin) as a topping for yogurt parfaits. So, overall, I thought Uncle Sam's Honey Almond cereal was great- a definite addition to my breakfast of champions!

Here are some nutritional facts:
*Serving size: 3/4 cup
*Calories: 230                Calories from Fat 50
*Total Fat 6g                       9% daily value
-Saturated Fat 0g                 0% daily value
-Trans Fat 0g
*Cholesterol 0mg                 0% daily value
*Sodium 105mg                   4% daily value
*Potassium 75mg                 2% daily value
*Total Carbohydrate 37g     12% daily value
-Dietary Fiber 6g                  24% daily value
-Soluble Fiber 2g
-Insoluble Fiber 3g
-Sugars 5g
*Protein 6g

Uncle Sam cereal is available at Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's. Check out Attune Foods' website for other store locations.

One lucky person shall win one box of Uncle Sam Honey Almond cereal, courtesy Attune Foods in one of the following ways:

1. Leave me a comment telling me how you like taking your cereal. Out of the box? With soy milk? With Greek yogurt?

2. Tweet the following: @momatthebarre is giving away a box of Uncle Sam cereal:
(Make sure you leave me a second comment. This shall count as a second entry)

3. Add my blog to your reader or subscribe via email and leave me a comment telling me you did so. This shall also count as a separate entry.

You have till 10pm EST next Monday (July 4th). I will announce a winner on Tuesday July 5th.

*This giveaway is open to readers in the Continental US only.

Thank to Annelies from Attune Foods for allowing me to sample a box of Uncle Sam cereal.

Note: I was not compensated for this post. I was provided with a complimentary box of Uncle Sam Honey Almond cereal to sample and review. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.


Cameo said...

Ah, cereal is a weakness for me. I take it out of the box or with almond milk!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness said...

I've only had their original! Would love to try the honey almond... :)

I like my cereal as a topping for my oatmeal. Yes, I live in the excess... lol

jess said...

I like cereal straight out of the box!

sofia said...

i like cereal with 1 or 2% milk and either fresh berries or a chopped pear. very particular, as always. i've never tried this brand but have seen it in stores for years!

Lesley Mitchell said...

I like cereal with milk!

Sid said...

2% Milk - Ice Cold!

Jennie said...

I love my cereal with almond milk and a sliced banana! Thanks for hosting such a great giveawayl! said...

I take my cereal with almond milk as well, and some fresh fruit (which varies with the seasons...) I haven't seen this honey almond one at my local TJs, I'll have to keep my eyes peeled! (like a banana)

Jordan said...

I eat my cereal with almond milk and some ground flax, or sprinkle it into a fruit and greek yogurt parfait.

karina said...

With whole milk!

Ameena said...

I used to skip breakfast was a terrible habit! But I have to say that it's so nice to hear that someone as smart as yourself also makes mistakes. Most doctors would never admit that so kudos to you!

I like to eat my cereal right out of the box. It's an even worse habit than not eating breakfast!

Anonymous said...

I love it with coconut milk!!

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Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun said...

I always have cereal with unsweetened vanilla almond milk. mmmmm!

I had this cereal at fitblogging and loved it. It really is more filling that normal cereal.

Lauren said...

I like oatmeal and granola but I'm not a cold cereal person. I do like Uncle Sam's and have clients that eat it though. Having worked in a hospital, nothing doctors do surprises me when it comes to nutrition. Though, from your blog, I can tell you're a "healthy" doctor.

sofia said...

just tweeted!

Pink Lady said...

I love Uncle Ben's Cereal but hate milk. I mix it with a tbsp of peanut butter and put it in the freezer till it hardens.It's pretty delish. A good pre- or post-workout snack and or breakfast.

Pink Lady said...

Following you by emai but you are not an easy lady to keep up with.

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