For us, weekend breakfasts are important. My two teenage daughters play lots of sport on the weekend. So, we get up early in the morning to be able to digest breakfast before they play. We usually eat Japanese style breakfasts during the week and healthy western style breakfasts such as healthy granola on the weekend.
When we first relocated to Sydney, we tried many different kinds of store-bought cereal, muesli and granola that looked healthy and yummy, every morning.
By buying ready-to-go, stored bought cereal, muesli and granola, I found it very quick and easy to prepare breakfast in the morning. However, after while I realized that most of these breakfast cereal products were very sweet. I noticed my sense of taste was starting to change, finding myself asking for more sugar in general.
By chance, I read the nutritional value of the granola. I was hit by a rock. It makes me flashing back to the time when I was just starting to learn how to be a mother for my first child.
I learned little about sugar when I had my first baby. There was a big sign on the wall in the government educational center in Tokyo saying no more soft drink, with examples and reasons.
It had a bottle of soft drink with sugar sticks beside it, which represented the amount of sugar in the soft drink. Just 1 can of soft drink contained about 8 sugar sticks (5g per sugar stick)! A 500ml bottle of soft drink has about 13 sticks of sugar and a liter of soft drink has about 22 sticks of sugar. It was shocking!
Well, did you know that these stored-bought ‘healthy granola’ that we ate every morning contains more sugar than soft drinks and has more fat than fried potato? Approximately, 100g of granola have about 30g of sugar and 20g of fat, about 100g of soft drink have about 9g of sugar, and about 100g of fried chips have about 17g of fat.
After that day of discovering the truth of healthy granola, I threw all of those products away and start making my own homemade healthy granola.
While I was making my own healthy granola, I wanted to incorporate ingredients similar to natural supplements for my menopausal hormones…something quick and easy…
This homemade healthy granola with Kinako (soy-powder) was the answer! Kinako is one of many soyfoods. Soybeans is very important for women 40+. One of most unique soybeans food call Natto has amazing benefits for women. I eat them everyday. There are soybeans healthy recipes on my website to help your hormone imbalance.
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Enjoy Kinako granola! We reset our lifestyle now to be able to have a healthy and happy life when you retire.