Same Food, Only Healthier
It has been scientifically proven that taste memories are among some of the most powerful we make in our lives because they involve all our senses, and—especially in childhood—are imbued with nostalgia and family experience. And while special occasions can include treasured family recipes, the food rituals we repeat on a daily basis can form our strongest bonds with food. If your weekday mornings growing up started with a bowl of cereal, nothing can transport you back to childhood faster than the simple joy found in the feel of the box, the sound of the cereal plinking into the bowl and the milk splashing into it, or the satisfying crunch of that first bite off your spoon. But if the over-the-top sugary sweetness of the breakfast cereals you loved as a kid is enough to make your grown-up sensibilities cringe, we have good news: you can take a guilt-free trip down memory lane any morning with our collection of healthier cereals!
Your Favorite Cereal, Only Healthier
From our certified organic, gluten-free Sprouted Oat Honey O’s and Sprouted Corn Flakes to our Sprouted Brown Rice Crisps, our healthier cereals have all the childhood classics covered—and then some! Sound too good to be true? Here’s how we make healthier cereal versions of your family’s favorites:
We Sprout Our Cereal Grains
Sprouting is a process dreamed up by Mother Nature and we’re just happy to follow her lead! By soaking healthy grains and seeds in clean water for just the right amount of time, a new plant starts to germinate. Vital enzymes are released, breaking down starch stores and gluten content while boosting vitamins and minerals, providing ample nutrition for your body to absorb and making it easier to digest.
We Use Natural Sweeteners Sparingly
There’s a reason food companies pour a lot of sugar into their breakfast cereal recipes—it’s mighty tasty—but refined sugars cause massive spikes in blood-sugar levels, lead to headaches, mood swings, and intense food cravings. Not the best way to start your day! We opt for lower glycemic index options to sweeten our healthier cereals. We choose sweeteners with values of 55 or less (considered low (70 or above are high))—such as brown rice syrup (25), ethically-sourced honey (50), and coconut palm sugar (35).
We Use Organic, Plant-Based Ingredients
It’s no secret that we love organic foods (we put it right in our name!), but we also love plant-based ingredients and sustainable farming methods. A lot of consumers buy organic without knowing that some organic farmers are still using non-organic animal fertilizers. We choose farm partners and producers who follow time-honored traditions of crop rotation and summer fallow to build nutrients into the soil in a natural and healthy way that is always free from non-organic animal byproducts.
We Make Knowing Your Farmer Fun
Kids and adults alike love to read the back of a cereal box. That’s why we put the story of our company right there, along with a QR source code, so you and your family can trace every single ingredient back to the farm—and meet the farmer over breakfast! We believe that when we are connected to the people who grow our food, we make better choices for ourselves and the planet. Sharing our farmers stories right on the box makes it easy to understand what goes into every One Degree Organics product. And that is our way of helping you start your day feeling great about every healthier cereal bite. Right down to the last plant-based cereal milk slurp.
Our family loves breakfast because it’s our best opportunity to start the day right. We do waffles on the weekend, and find comfort in warm oatmeal. But when time is short—or nostalgia strikes—we love to dive into a quick bowl of healthy cereal with fresh fruit!
Feeling hungry? Grab some One Degree Organics cereal at a store near you or check out our flavors. (Chocolate fans will love our Sprouted Brown Rice Cacao Crisps and Sprouted Cacao O’s (read Mom-approved reviews of it here!))
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