I love muesli. Do you?
Would you believe that I never thought about raw grains being good carbs?
Well, I never thought of it as Muesli, but I guess it was what I used to make before going into temporary food jail. I used to make steel cut oats with added cinnamon, nuts, raisins, some other fruits that I had on hand and if I had some sunflower seeds, I would have added that too. I will be buying sunflower and pumpkin seeds in the future. Steel cut oats need to be cooked first or they're too crunchy unlike regular oats that just need some boiled water poured on them and let steep for a bit.
I never buy the store bought boxed type of muesli, though, for it's easy to throw some things together homemade. Store bought is okay if the sugar is from fruits and not added sugar and the fats are only from the nuts. Have to study the ingredients and know what to look for.
I've been using coconut sugar as it doesn't do the bad things to the body that cane sugars do. It has a low glycemic index. It tastes really good, too, kind of like a hint of maple flavor or caramel or something like that, but not really as it has it's own flavor. It does have calories, though, and those should be taken into consideration.
All of the things that you mentioned that can put into muesli are good and healthy, but the calories could really add up too if they're not weighed, measured and counted. I look forward to getting to eat such foods again maybe sometime in November.
wordyone wrote:Coconut sugar sounds good! I'll have to look for it. Do you get it in the grocery store, or a specialty store?
It really is good and not so bad for you if you count the calories. It doesn't taste anything at all like coconut, not even a tiny bit, so is good for people who don't like coconut too. I bought mine at Whole Foods health food store. We're going to our regular grocery store later today and I'll look in the health food section there to see if they carry it.