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Gluten-Free Multi Grain Cheerios Review

Posted on Apr 18, 2016 by in Entrees |

Since going mostly grain-free for the past two years, one food I really missed was cereal.  It was my favorite night time snack, which is a habit I developed from my father.  I longed for the crunch and the texture of the droplets of milk on each piece.  As a comfort, I looked forward to my nightly bowl of goodness.  It calmed my nausea during my first pregnancy of 16 weeks.  Cereal grounded me and made me feel like a kid again.

When I was on retreat in Ohio (with some really awesome women), I had a chance to enjoy a bowl of cereal.  The chef offered Gluten-Free Cheerios.  Another woman on retreat had brought some almond milk with her and was gracious to share.  I just had to try them.  The familiar sound of stirring the small o’s around my small bowl of milk eased my tension.  How I anticipated my first bite by salivating.  As I brought the spoon into my mouth and crunched down, I was elated.  I couldn’t believe I was eating cereal after these long two years.  I wanted more.

After returning from retreat, I realized that BJ’s had a coupon for Gluten-Free Multi Grain Cheerios.  So by combining their coupon with a manufacturer coupon, I couldn’t resist the price.  Multi-Grain Cheerios were my favorite blend of the familiar o’s.  Having a box in my home assured me that I could feel like a kid even for a few moments.  My son was beyond his normal excited.  There was cereal in our house!

Now, I finally did try a bowl with an unsweetened almond/coconut blend milk.  It still tasted very sweet to me with its 6 grams of sugar.  I appreciated its crunch and history with my own life.  The gluten-free version was just as I imagined it would be and more.  Until…

…I decided that I may need to gain a little weight based on my amenorrhea history and low BMI.  Using gluten-free grains was going to be part of my experiment.  It went okay, at first.  I freed myself for 5-6 days to eat grains intuitively, but the problem was that I couldn’t stop.  I thought I had been addicted to gluten, but that wasn’t the case.  As a carb hungry beast I foraged for cereal multiple times a day.  I couldn’t stop.  I didn’t understand.  My stomach churned and gurgled for those 5-6 days until I had had enough.  I couldn’t do it anymore.  Not that way.

The remaining bag of Gluten-Free Multi Grain Cheerios is being consumed by my son.  No longer wanting to feel out-of-control, I have no urge to eat them.  He can enjoy the remains, while they last.

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