After watching Jamie Oliver's 'Sugar Rush' documentary, there's an eerie space on the pantry shelf where boxes of supermarket breakfast cereals once stood.
That's not to say that we've taken the bold step to quit sugar altogether (we tried that for a few months just over a year ago and it proved to be a step too far). Instead, we are 'avoiding' sugar and cutting out commercial, sugary breakfast cereals seemed like a good place to start. I'm a fan of this Everyday Healthy Cereal (it's refined sugar-free), but the rest of the family need more convincing. So let's see what we can do to pimp up the Everyday Healthy Cereal and turn it into a Fruity Bircher Muesli (or 'overnight oats depending on where you herald from). You could also make this with a good quality ready-made muesli - you know the kind that isn't all dust and has a generous amount of nuts and dried fruits in the mix. I like the range from Dorset Cereals.
What's so great about this Fruity Bircher Muesli?
Admittedly there are natural sugars in this everyday breakfast dish, but it feels like a step forward nevertheless. And put together in jars, they can sit in the fridge for a couple of days until they're needed - great for when you're busy and on the run. Oh, and they taste delicious and keep the hunger pangs away for ages as well.
This is also a great option for our early morning swimmers who are breakfasting at silly o'clock. At that time in the morning, the brain hasn't fully engaged so a breakfast that only requires taking the lid off a jar must be good.
That'll be thumbs up all around.