Sometimes, nutritional and dietary information can be really confusing to consumers. We hear conflicting reports about the foods we should be eating. One week we are told something is good for us only to be told another week that they are not so good after all.
I find, because I'm not nutritionally trained, that I get bemused and muddled so I tend to buy the foods I am used to and sometimes forget to try new ones, or introduce new foods into my diet.
One overwhelming message to consumers is that we should be adding less salt and more grains and seeds to our diets in order to be healthy and stay full up for longer.
This is helpful information, but sometimes I just forget to do it!
So, when I found this porridge in M&S recently, I thought it would be a great and simple way to easily increase the wholegrains in my diet without getting too 'faffy' or technical. I like this porridge because it's still only 3pp/154kcal for 30g
(not including milk-I make mine with water), so no different to the brand I usually buy.
It also means I don't have loose bags of various seeds spilling all over my larder which I forget to use!
This porridge is just one of the simple ways we can make small changes to our diet without really noticing. The seeds give a lovely crunch and nuttiness to the porridge experience and I just know that the other additional ingredients are going to do me good and keep me full up throughout the morning.
I add a chopped banana and cinnamon to mine, a sprinkle of sweetener and a splash of soya milk.
You can customise as you wish, adding honey, grated apple, sultanas etc. Just remember to calculate and add the propoints/kcal if you do this.