Jenn and I are always trying out healthy treats in the FBG kitchens. Check out the new munchables hanging in our cupboards this week!
Uncle Sam Cereal
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Even Uncle Sam knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and now you can invite the iconic uncle to your morning meal. The cereal boasts mad nutritionals. The 100 percent whole grain cereal has oodles of fiber—10 grams per serving. The cereal also ups your Omega-3s with flaxseed (the box even says to shake it to evenly distribute the seeds!). With less than one gram of sugar per serving, it is not exactly a sweet cereal, so it tastes a little bland. For the awesome nutrition, though, it’s well worth it to throw in some berries for sweetness, or throw the cereal on yogurt!
I’m not going to lie: I eat Smart Ones a lot. You can give me a line about processed food all you want, but it’s an easy lunch or breakfast when you’re busy, and the calorie counts are reasonable. Jenn and I tried some of the Smart Ones breakfast sandwiches and quesadillas, which went over well in both of our households. This time, Smart Ones sent us coupons to try their new pizza minis, stone-fired pizzas and grilled flatbreads. Jenn was wowed by the Fajita Chicken Pizza (despite somewhat complicated/awe-inspiring microwave instructions), and thoroughly enjoyed a Chicken Fiesta Grilled Flatbread, although she ended up eating it more like a pizza and less like a flatbread sandwich. I tried the pepperoni minis, and I love that you can have all four for just 280 calories. The sauce is a little sweeter than I like, but they are yummy. Just make sure you eat them fresh out of the microwave. I got interrupted with a phone call over my lunch and they got tough the longer they sat around. The same could be said for the flatbread, which Jenn microwaved and then forgot about after a long run. So eat fresh!
Want to try a Smart Ones meal? Comment below to win a coupon! U.S. residents only, please. Winners will be notified by email. —Erin