Cheerios are a pretty good snack that most babies/toddlers love. Very low sugar, mostly whole grain, and provide very little mess! The second ingredient in Cheerios, however, is “modified food starch” which provides minimal if any nutritional value. It’s pretty much a filler that adds to the texture of the finished product.
SO, when I discovered puffed grains at my local health food store I had to try them out on my little one. And the consensus was…..she loved them! Arrowhead Mills makes puffed cereals made from wheat, rice, millet, kamut, and corn. They are all 100% whole grain, organic, and have no other ingredients added. Just pure grains! My daughter’s favorite is the puffed kamut. I love hearing her ask for “puffs” because she has no idea that she is asking for health food.
This is the description of kamut off the Arrowhead Mills website: “Kamut (kah-moot), the “Great-Great Grandfather of Grains”. Derived from the ancient Egyptian word for “Wheat”, this high-energy grain was discovered thousands of years ago. With kernels two to three times the size of its modern relative, Kamut delivers rich flavor and great nutrition for a valuable addition to any diet.”
They are easy to munch, don’t pose a choking hazard, don’t make a mess, and are yummy even without salt or sugar.
Hope your kiddies like them as much as mine does.