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
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: http://bit.ly/l1yrZ9
(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.