Don’t Get Too Excited About Your Gluten-Free Cheerios Just Yet – They’re Being Recalled

In the process of transitioning five kinds of its Cheerios to gluten free, General Mills recalled 1.8 million boxes of both original and Honey Nut Cheerios due to mislabeling of its product. An isolated incident allowed wheat flour to be added to the gluten-free oat flour at the facility in Lodi, CA, the only production site affected. General Mills urges consumers to check the “Better If Used By” dates on their boxes to see if the date matches any of the affected dates listed below.

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Those who are allergic to or intolerant of wheat should not consume any of the affected product and are directed to call General Mills at 1 (800) 775-8370. The cereals are not potentially harmful to those who don’t have this dietary restriction.

In addition to its new gluten-free efforts, General Mills has also removed artificial colors and flavors from all its cereals.

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Don’t Get Too Excited About Your Gluten-Free Cheerios Just Yet – They’re Being Recalled

In the process of transitioning five kinds of its Cheerios to gluten free| General Mills recalled 1.8 million boxes of both original and Honey Nut Cheerios due to mislabeling of its product. An isolated incident allowed wheat flour to be added to the gluten-free oat flour at the facility in Lodi| CA| the only production site affected. General Mills urges consumers to check the “Better If Used By” dates on their boxes to see if the date matches any of the affected dates listed below.

Honey Nut Cheerios

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Yellow Box (original) Cheerios

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Those who are allergic to or intolerant of wheat should not consume any of the affected product and are directed to call General Mills at 1 (800) 775-8370. The cereals are not potentially harmful to those who don’t have this dietary restriction.

In addition to its new gluten-free efforts| General Mills has also removed artificial colors and flavors from all its cereals.

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The Top Gluten-Free Cereals to Keep in Your Pantry

The Top Gluten-Free Cereals to Keep in Your Pantry

Many people can pour a big bowl of cereal for breakfast without thinking twice. But for those with a gluten allergy or sensitivity| it’s not as easy. While there are plenty of homemade gluten-free recipes you can take the time to cook up| certain mornings call for a healthy breakfast that’s quick and satisfying. If a good old bowl of cereal is what you’re craving| reach for one of these gluten-free approved boxes.

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| Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax With Chia

Start your day with the dynamic (and delicious duo) of chia and flax with a bowl of Enjoy Life Crunchy Flax with Chia ($4) cereal. With 5 grams of fiber| 7 grams of protein| and 100 milligrams of omega-3s| what’s not to love?

| General Mills Rice Chex

You might be surprised to learn that many Chex cereals are gluten-free so you can enjoy Rice Chex ($5/box)| Corn Chex| Honey Nut Chex| Cinnamon Chex| and even Chocolate Chex without a spec of gluten.

| Kay’s Naturals Gluten Free Protein Cereal

Another great cereal option for those who want something similar to Cheerios| Kay’s Naturals French Vanilla Protein Cereal ($6/box) is made with a variety of ingredients| including corn flour| rice flour| pea fiber| and evaporated cane juice; it’s also fat free.

| Barbara’s Honey Rice Puffins

Crispy and sweet| Barbara’s Honey Rice Puffins ($6) are deliciously light and crunchy pillows made with the goodness of brown rice| touched with the natural sweetness of honey. Beyond being a delicious gluten-free breakfast| they also make for a satisfying snack.

| Arrowhead Mills Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes

For a sweet treat that is reminiscent of corn flakes| you may want to try Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes ($5) from Arrowhead Mills. This crunchy cereal is gluten- and cholesterol-free| comes lightly sweetened with maple syrup| and you can enjoy it with plain milk| or with yogurt and fruit.

| EnviroKidz Lightly Frosted Amazon Flakes

Don’t overlook gluten-free foods for kids! Case in point u2014u00a0this EnviroKidz Organic Amazon Frosted Flakes Cereal ($5/box). This cereal is tasty and made from gluten-free ingredients like organic corn meal| organic evaporated cane juice| and sea salt. It’s also fat-free| USDA organic certified| and is probably one of the nearest matches to Kellogg’s Corn Flakes you’ll find available.

| Nature’s Path Mesa Sunrise Flakes

Made from a medley of Indian corn| flax| and amaranth| Mesa Sunrise Flakes ($6/box) is naturally sweetened.

| Paleo Coconut Flakes

Low-carb| gluten-free| GMO-free| soy-free| and grain-free Paleo Coconut Flakes ($13/box) only include three ingredients: coconut meat| coconut water| and palm starch. It’s the perfect pick for a gluten-free eater who wants to keep their diet as clean as possible.

| Nature’s Path Whole O’s Cereal

What looks like Cheerios but tastes like Corn Flakes? Nature’s Path Gluten Free Whole O’s Cereal ($4/box). This cereal is USDA organic certified and is made with gluten-free ingredients like buckwheat| quinoa| millet| sorghum| amaranth| brown rice| flax| teff| and whole-grain corn. Whole O’s are high in fiber| low in sugar| and taste delicious.

The Best Cereal For Weight Loss

Can’t get enough of cereal? We don’t blame you. It’s a quick, easy, and convenient food that makes breakfast a no-brainer. However, if your favorite variety is loaded up with the wrong ingredients, it’s not supporting your weight-loss goals and healthy resolutions for 2015. Dietitian Julie Upton, MS, RD of Appetite For Health, recommends one and one-half cups of Post Great Grains Protein Blend served with low-fat or nonfat milk and one small banana sliced on top.

If you’re not a fan of that particular cereal, you still have options, but you’ll need to closely read the back of the box. According to Julie, when choosing a cereal, it needs to include eight grams of protein, four grams of fiber, and no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving. It may be rough to give up your favorite sugar-laden cereal, but if you follow Julie’s recommendations, you’ll start seeing results sooner!

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The Best Cereal For Weight Loss

Can’t get enough of cereal? We don’t blame you. It’s a quick| easy| and convenient food that makes breakfast a no-brainer. However| if your favorite variety is loaded up with the wrong ingredients| it’s not supporting your weight-loss goals and healthy resolutions for 2015. Dietitian Julie Upton| MS| RD of Appetite For Health| recommends one and one-half cups of Post Great Grains Protein Blend served with low-fat or nonfat milk and one small banana sliced on top.

If you’re not a fan of that particular cereal| you still have options| but you’ll need to closely read the back of the box. According to Julie| when choosing a cereal| it needs to include eight grams of protein| four grams of fiber| and no more than 10 grams of sugar per serving. It may be rough to give up your favorite sugar-laden cereal| but if you follow Julie’s recommendations| you’ll start seeing results sooner!

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