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Has it really been over a year since I shared a Food Find? Really?! Oh my we must remedy that!

A few weeks ago I posted about trying some Ezekiel Bread for the first time. Then strolling through the grocery store I stumbled across this…

Food Find: Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal

Food For Life Ezekiel 4:9 Organic Sprouted Grain Cereal, Golden Flax

I was actually on the hunt for some Grapenuts when I found it so I decided to give it a shot.

The ingredient list is quite impressive… (I removed the word organic from most ingredients to make it easier to read)

Sprouted Whole Grain Wheat, Filtered Water, Malted Barley, Golden Flax Seeds, Sprouted Whole Grain Barley, Sprouted Whole Grain Millet, Sprouted Whole Lentils, Sprouted Whole Soybeans, Sprouted Whole Grain Spelt, Sea Salt.

With all the junk that’s normally in cereal this was refreshing to see. So was the nutritional information.

Food Find: Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal - nutritional information

I like that’s it’s high fiber and high protein. A nice combination. For my fellow Weight Watcher friends, one serving is 3 old WWP/5 new WWPP.

I enjoyed mine with some almond milk (my new obsession) and blueberries (another obsession).

Food Find: Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal - the bowl

The serving size is 1/2 cup (57g) and it’s a nice size. Especially when bulked up with some fruit. As for the taste, if you like Grapenuts style cereals you’ll like this. It’s stays fairly crunchy yet absorbs milk nicely. the grains give it an almost nutty flavor and the different size pieces was a nice change from the pretty standard Grapenuts.

The only problem I have with this product is the price. I shelled out 6 bucks for a 16oz box. Most cereal is pretty expensive but that just seems excessive to me. Why does good for you normally mean expensive?? Ugh. It’s infuriates me!

But I digress. Overall the cereal is tasty and something I like starting my day with.

My breakfast date had no opinion either way, he stuck with just milk. ;)

Food Find: Ezekiel 4:9 Cereal - the table

Click here to check out Ezekiel 4:9 Golden Flax Cereal or here to see more Ezekiel 4:9 products.

Note: I do not have a relationship with Food For Life and they did NOT supply this product. Food Finds are unpaid, unsolicited product reviews of things I find, eat and use from my local grocery stores.

 
  • http://www.nutmegnotebook.com Tami@nutmegnotebook

    Ezeikel bread is my favorite bread! It is so filling and it doesn’t leave me craving more carbs which is a miracle! Have your tried the cinnamon raisin? It’s nice for French toast.

    The almond milk is amazing with cereal. I started buying it for my son who has some lactose intolerance but I love it too.

    I think the good cereal is expensive because it’s not made with the cheap filler ingredients, like high fructose corn syrup and refined white flour and processed corn.

    I have started making my own granola which has turned out to be quite simple and cost affective, plus I get to control the amount of sweetener, fat and calories. It’s an amazing recipe I found in a cookbook called The Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Feeling Great. Here is a link if you want to check it out.
    http://nutmegnotebook.com/?p=2500 You are so good with recipes you could probably tweak it and make it even lower in points. If you do you have to share it with me!

  • Paige

    I haven’t had this in a while. I’ll have to try it again.

    Definitely think it’s more expensive because of high-quality ingredients AND sprouting all the grains definitely takes time which equals money. Putting together a cereal made of a slurry of government subsidized wheat sweetened with government subsidized corn (syrup) is definitely going to be quicker and cheaper than sprouting all those grains individually, then making the cereal.

  • http://laurajane.wordpress.com Laura Jane

    Thanks for sharing this. I’ve heard good things about the Ezekiel products and often noticed them in my grocery store, but, I have to admit, I’ve been scared away by the high price tag! I might just splurge and try it out. I love almond milk as well – that’s all I buy. I prefer the taste, it’s cheaper when using coupons that double at my grocery store, it’s shelf stable so I can stock up, and it stays good once opened for 4 times as long as regular milk. If I buy regular milk, I don’t get to use it all before it goes bad, becuase I mostly only use milk in my smoothies. I also just tried your spinach calzone recipe on green lite bites and just ate a few minutes ago for lunch. It was delicious!

  • http://www.loserforlife.com Marisa @ Loser for Life

    I love Ezekiel products, but I was not a fan of this cereal. I thought it was very bland tasting! And you’re right about the price… EEK! Not Point-friendly enough, either!

  • http://adayinmynyc.com Patty

    For a second there I thought you were quoting the Bible! I’ve been looking for a new breakfast option. I’ve having an “I’m over the hard boiled eggs” phase. Thanks for the food find!

  • Ana Myre

    I think this video will explain why bad food is so cheap and good food is expensive this is the link for the trailer but I highly recommend watching the whole movie, really good!!!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eKYyD14d_0&feature=related

  • http://www.runeatrepeat.com Runeatrepeat

    I used to be obsessed with that Ezekiel cereal! Thanks for reminding me :)

  • Mindy

    Something that helps me with price is looking at the cost per meal and how many meals I get out of it. That usually makes me feel better :)

  • http://sassygirl711 deb

    Jeesh…if you have a Trader Joe’s close by, check out their own
    bread products. TJ Sprouted Rye bread is only 60 calories and the flavor and nutritional value is amazing. Try counting calories instead of points and the weight loss may be more consistent. Ezekiel line is fine; if you’re watching Points, however, you could do much better in your history.

  • http://ronisweigh.com roni

    Deb – I’m not sure what you mean by…

    “you could do much better in your history”

    And does this post warrant a “jeesh” really? Ezekiel and sprouted grains are both new to me. I’m just sharing what I found and learning along the way.

    Oh and not sure why you think my weight loss isn’t consistent??

  • Laura

    Thanks for the tip. I will take a look for this one. I find granola in general to be kind of Point-y so I don’t buy it very often. The other day, though, I discovered a granola from Nature’s Path called Love Crunch. Its ingredients list is also completely easy to pronounce. No sprouted grains, though, but it does have chocolate bits and dried coconut, not to mention dried berries. I have about 1/3 of the serving size mixed in some Greek yogurt and it is delicious.

  • Shannon

    Thanks for the tip Roni! I’ve been focusing on getting better quality calories in my diet and more nutrient dense foods and it has made an enormous difference in how I feel. The Ezekiel products are definitely more expensive, but they are so worth it!

  • http://bethsjourney.com Beth @ Beth’s Journey

    I’ve never seen Ezekiel cereal before but I absoultely LOVE their bread. I’m not sure where you got the cereal, but Trader Joe’s has by far the cheapest price on their bread – $3.99 a loaf. Not sure if they carry the cereal there, but it would probably be cheaper than other places!

  • http://deleted Paula

    I love this cereal. I have only tried the one in the blue box, but fell in love. It is a bit pricey, but eating in 1/2 cup servings it will last you a long time. Try it w/ Almond Breeze. Almond Breeze is only 40 calories for an 8 oz serving.

  • Debby

    I tried the almond version of the Ezekiel cereal just yesterday and it was quite disappointing. I had to add a bit of splenda and a banana. I wasn’t impressed to say the least. Kashi makes some high protein cereals that are much much better. Kashi Go-Lean or Kashi Go-Lean Crunch have similar nutritional values, though they are not the sprouted grains.

  • http://ronisweigh.com roni

    Ohh sorry! I should have warned you. There is NO SUGAR at all in this cereal. Another reason why I like it. Compare that to Kashi that normally has 13g. Not that it’s a big deal but yes, if you are looking for a sweeter cereal this may not be the best choice for you. I like to dress mine up with almond milk and blueberries which add that bit of sweet.

  • Debby

    Great point about the Sugar, Roni. I should pay more attention to that. I’m on a protein hunt lately so that is why I went to Kashi. Maybe I should try the cinnamon raisin version of Ezekiel… to satisfy my sweet tooth.

  • KC

    I’m a big fan of Ezekial products, always keep the bread on hand and like the cereal but it is too expensive for me. My fav way to eat it is w/ unsweetened chocolate almond breeze, cinnamon, and frozen blueberries…yummm!!!

  • Jeanine

    I tried the Ezekial bread (toasted) a few weeks ago and hated it! I thought it smelled bad and tasted bad. I wasn’t sure if it had gone bad (the date was ok) or if that’s just how it smells and tastes. What do you think? I gave it to my neighbor and she hated it, too. I love Grape Nuts, so maybe I’d like the cereal.

  • http://ronisweigh.com roni

    I can only eat the breast toasted. Untoasted it’s too much like cardboard raw. Toasted with some light cream cheese and jelly it’s tasty!

  • Linda

    HEB in Burleson, TX had a closeout on Ezekial 4:9 Cereals…1/2 price…so I bought 4 boxes! So sorry that HEB will not be selling it anymore.

    I love the ingredient list and the way I feel after eating it…stay fuller longer and have more energy. But would like some ideas on how to make it taste better.

  • http://ronisweigh.com roni

    Fruit and almond milk are my favorite additions!

  • Autom Cora

    I saw online the prices range $20 or more,no way is that affordable for us…I am wanting to switch to sprouted grains, so dissapointed

  • Jeanine

    Costco sells Sprouted Honey Wheat with Flaxseed bread that is absolutely delicious and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg. It has 4 grams of fiber, 5 grams of protein and only 80 calories per slice.

  • scooter

    this cereal is WAY cheaper if ordered online from vita cost or someone.

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