To bring attention to this marketing gimmick, the Cornucopia Institute, an organization dedicated to responsible farming and marketing, analyzed "natural" cereals and created an Organic Cereal Scorecard to help health-conscious consumers find what they really want--cereals free of harmful artificial dyes and flavors, refined sugars, pesticide residues, and genetically engineered ingredients (things that are routinely found in "all natural" cereals, but not in certified-organic products).
The following list of 10 organic cereals represents companies that Cornucopia Institute recognizes as trustworthy and committed to organics, not ones out trying to trick shoppers.
Try it: Lydia's suggests topping it off with some organic almond milk for a well-rounded breakfast option that even vegans can enjoy!
Try it: With organic milk or in organic yogurt.
Try it: Cook with milk on the stove top for a creamier texture, and then top with a bit of cinnamon and just a splash of organic half-and-half for a quick, healthy start to your day!
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Try it: Mix with organic Greek yogurt or top with organic, low-fat milk for a hearty breakfast that will keep your energy up all morning long. To be truly Swiss, eat it the traditional way, soaked in a little milk and yogurt overnight in the fridge.
Try it: Enjoy as a cereal with your favorite organic milk, or just eat it right out of the bag when you're running late for work in the morning!
Try it: With organic milk or, if you're a vegan, try topping off a bowl with organic coconut milk.
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Try it: Great for cold-weather meals, this blend is also popular among campers for its no-nonsense, easy prep. Just boil water and add, and then customize with your favorite fruits and nuts.
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Try it: On hectic mornings, eat it right out of the bag! When you have time for a sit-down breakfast, the maker suggests enjoying the raw breakfast treat with organic almond milk.
Try it: Scoop some into yogurt, or simply eat it straight out of the bag for a healthy morning meal or snack. Or top the mix with your favorite organic milk.
Try it: Eat it right out of the bag or mix with organic yogurt for a quick, nutrient-packed breakfast.
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