It's almost back-to-school time which means the long leisurely breakfasts that we've been enjoying during the holidays will soon be a thing of the past. Forget pancakes, bacon sandwiches, smoothies or breakfast muffins, you'll be lucky to get a slice of toast in our house once we've all gone back to work and school ! A bowl of cereal is often the quickest and simplest option so we were delighted to discover the new range of Cheerios Oat Crisp from Nestlé, which seem to offer the perfect balance of healthiness and great taste.
Available in original or cinnamon flavours (which was our unanimous favourite), Cheerios Oat Crisp is a mixture of crunchy flakes of oat mixed with light crispy O’s. Both varieties are a natural source of beta-glucan, that can help lower cholesterol by binding with it in the digestive tract and stopping it from being absorbed into the body, as well as being high in fibre and low in saturated fat.
According to the cholesterol charity Heart UK, over half of all adults in the UK have raised cholesterol which is a risk factor in the development of coronary heart disease. Getting your oats with a bowlful of Cheerios Oat Crisp every morning is a simple step to look after your heart because just one bowlful will provide 1/3 of your recommended intake of beta-glucan.
A 40g portion with 125ml semi-skimmed milk contains 214 calories and 15g of sugar. The boxes are smaller than many cereal brands (350g) though which is a bit of a shame because it means they don't last long !
RRP: £2.49 for 350g
Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.