Erewhon’s New Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal

By Leslie

Were you one of the first to try Erewhon’s new Buckwheat & Hemp cereal? If so, then you must have been to a Whole Foods Market.

The cereal’s been available since September exclusively at Whole Foods. It brings together two nutrient-dense ingredients to make one supergrain cereal. Buckwheat, although you wouldn’t guess from its name, is naturally gluten-free. It’s not actually a grain but a pseudo-cereal from the same family as sorrel and rhubarb. While hemp seeds come from the cannabis plant, they do not impart any intoxicating properties. They are rich in omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, and are also naturally high in protein and fiber.

Here’s how it’s made:

  • First, the whole organic buckwheat groats, organic brown rice kernels and organic hemp seeds are cooked until soft.
  • Next, they are gently rolled into thin, hearty flakes.
  • Finally, they are toasted and lightly sweetened with organic maple syrup and organic brown rice syrup. This makes the cereal mildly sweet and helps it stay crunchy in milk.

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Keeping Our Morning Bowl Full: Chex Adds Sixth Gluten-Free Cereal

By Bridget

While I’ve been living a gluten-free lifestyle for three years now, there are still certain struggles I can’t seem to get past. One of these daily difficulties includes what to have for breakfast. There have definitely been mornings that I wake up and finish off the gluten-free pasta from dinner or even eat sushi to get my day started with a “balanced” morning meal. Cereal, pancakes, muffins, and toast are definitely relics of the past, and even oatmeal can be a no-no for sufferers of Celiac’s disease.

Now most people who read this blog are probably well aware that Chex has sympathetically taken on the gluten-free cereal world, manufacturing corn- and rice-based cereals that are Celiac-friendly. Where a couple of years ago plain corn and rice Chex were the only options, the cereal brand has expanded their line of gluten-free squares with chocolate, cinnamon, honey nut and, most recently, Apple Cinnamon Chex!

Announced in a press release yesterday, the company has added this new flavor of Chex as the sixth in their line of gluten-free cereals. The new flavor is made with real apples and cinnamon, providing whole, gluten-free grains with no artificial flavoring. I am particularly appreciative of how commercially available the cereal is (you can find Chex cereal in just about any grocery store) and how affordable it is! So many gluten-free cereals can cost $5-$7 per box, which can keep my “breakfast-for-dinner” habit very alive. What’s more, Chex cereals in general have a great flavor that’s even gluten-eater approved!

Chex cereal is very forthcoming with information regarding their gluten-free products. Check out their website at chex.com/glutenfree for more information!