I actually did buy a box of Wheaties last week, but that's not what this post is about. This morning I had a really healthy, yummy breakfast that left a smile on my face--oatmeal and granola. Oatmeal is my favorite breakfast these days, but I've been looking for a way to jazz it up, and now I've found one!
Remember Erin from this Skinny Bitch post? Well, she's now adding granola to her O'Cookies Wholesome Bites Company, and I couldn't be more excited about it. She's still in the experimental stages, so she gave me a sample to test out. (Umm, Erin, wanna hire me as your full-time taste tester? I'd be really good at it, I swear). Look how cute that packaging is. It even has the ingredients written on the little card: Oats, almonds, dried cranberries, coconut flakes, raw honey, and coconut oil--everything is organic, of course.
I recently switched from the sugary oatmeal flavors to plain, and without something delicious like Erin's Cherry Almond Granola to mix in, it just tastes...well...plain. The verdict: YUM-MY! It tasted fresh and healthy, with just the right amount of sweetness--perfection! But, because this is a critique and Erin wants my honest opinion, the only thing I would maybe change is having full almonds in the mix. Halves or slivers might work better. That's just my personal preference, but Liza said she really likes the full almonds, so what the heck do I know?
Oh, and I have to mention that the bowl I ate my oatmeal in was made by Jenn! She gave it to me for my birthday. I had a lotta love in my breakfast this morning, and it made me really happy. What's your breakfast of champions? And help Erin out: How do you usually like your granola? (Big chunks? small chunks? sweet? nuts or no nuts?)