It’s the first day of our new normal life. Yesterday in my IG stories, I shared that we moved to a place closer to my husband’s workplace. It’s a tiny space occupied mostly by a king-sized bed. No kitchen, no laundry.
Before my husband returns to work and knowing that I won’t be able to go out to buy food while he’s away nor cook food ‘cause we don’t have a kitchen, I made sure that Gabby has something to eat for breakfast and snacks. Cereals were at the top of my mind while strolling around the supermarket, but I was half-hearted to serve it to Gabby often.
I saw this brand called MILZU! on the grocery shelf and the label, ‘organic’, caught my attention. Its main ingredient is RYE, which I haven’t heard of. I just found out that rye has less gluten than wheat. Significantly, rye provides a complete amino acid profile.
Benefits of rye:
- creates satiety due to the insoluble fiber in it
- helps food travel through the digestive tract faster
- reduces the bile acid levels
- helps to clear the body of toxins thus reducing the risk of colon cancer
- lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes due to the high levels of Magnesium and Manganese in rye
- lowers the cholesterol level and reduces the risk of heart and cardiovascular diseases due to their low GI (glycemic index)
MILZU! is a family-run rye breakfast cereals producer from Latvia. It claims to create this cereal line using 100% natural ingredients of the highest quality. The main ingredients include rye, oats, and cocoa. It contains fiber, vitamin B, and antioxidants. What made me buy it, is that it has NO FOOD ADDITIVES (only natural raw materials are used in production), NO ADDED FATS, NO GMOs, and it is SUITABLE FOR VEGANS (contains products of plant origin only).
I let Gabby try it this morning and she finished a bowl in no time. The cocoa balls are not sweet, bitter even — like unsweetened cocoa. Surprisingly, Gabby loves it! I felt less guilty for not serving her home-cooked meal for breakfast and snacks, knowing that the cereal I gave her is organic.
MILZU! Organic Rye comes in different variants: Sugar-Free Flakes, Flakes with Honey, Honey Rings: “Mind”, Cocoa Balls: “Speedy”, and Cocoa Balls: “Joy” and more. We got ours in Robinsons Supermarket.
Do you serve your kids with cereal? Why or why not?
makes double the happiness!