June 16, 2015

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Healthy NEW Summer Recipes with Post Grape-Nuts #recipes #ad

With all of the parties, picnics and fun outings coming up, you'll want to have plenty of light recipes on hand to delight friends and family. These new seasonal recipes all feature the surprising crunch of Grape-Nuts and would make great additions to your upcoming summer spreads.

Grape-Nuts Original still contains the signature crunch, wholesome ingredients, and 52g of whole grains you know and love. And now the Non-GMO Project seal will appear on their box, confirming their recipe and suppliers do not contain GMO ingredients.

Did You Know? Grape-Nuts has:
  • 10g of protein with milk
  • Excellent source of fiber (7g)
  • 52g of whole grain
  • High in iron and folic acid
Ingredients: 
  • Whole Grain Wheat Flour 
  • Malted Barley Flour
  • Salt
  • Dried Yeast
Vitamins and Minerals: 
  • Reduced Iron
  • Niacinamide
  • Zinc Oxide (Source Of Zinc)
  • Vitamin B6
  • Thiamin Mononitrate (Vitamin B1)
  • Folic Acid
The best part about using Grape-Nuts in your summer recipes is that you get that crunch you know and love along with  your daily dose of whole grains.  I honestly had never thought of using Grape-Nuts as an ingredient  in any meal, let alone in my summer dishes.  I take that back, I do love it on my yogurt and fruit in the summer...but to cook with it, that is a first.  After checking out a few of the recipes, I am excited to try these out and see how great they are!  Can't beat healthy recipes with a great cereal!

Grape-Nuts Cauliflower Tots 

Ingredients

  • 6 cups cauliflower florets (from a 2 pound head of cauliflower)
  • 1/2 cup Post Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Olive oil cooking spray

Directions

  1. In a large pot, boil cauliflower until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes. Drain cauliflower in a strainer and shake to remove all excess water. Return to pan and mash the cauliflower with a potato masher. Allow to cool about 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor combine Grape-Nuts cereal with cayenne pepper and process until finely ground. Pour into a shallow dish and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl combine mashed cauliflower, flour, Parmesan cheese, egg, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cover a large baking sheet with non-stick foil and lightly coat with olive oil cooking spray.
  5. Using a 1 Tablespoon measure, scoop the cauliflower mixture and form into a “tot” shape with your hand. Carefully roll in ground Grape-Nuts mixture and place on prepared baking sheet, about 1 inch apart.
  6. When all of the tots have been formed, coat with another light mist of olive oil cooking spray.
  7. Bake, turning once halfway through, until browned, 35 to 45 minutes

Grape-Nuts Spinach Dip 

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 oz.) reduced-fat block-style cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 3 Tablespoons snipped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/2 cup Post Grape-Nuts cereal
  • 2 slices of turkey bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled
  • To serve: Carrot sticks, celery sticks and red bell pepper strips

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine softened cream cheese, yogurt, spinach, garlic, dill, oregano, basil, marjoram, salt and pepper. (At this point, the mixture can be refrigerated until ready to serve.)
  2. When ready to serve, fold in Grape-Nuts cereal. Transfer to serving bowl and top with crisped and crumbled turkey bacon and additional Grape-Nuts cereal. Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks and slices of red pepper for dipping.
Check out Grape-Nuts Cauliflower Tots, Grape-Nuts Spinach Dip, Grape-Nuts Stuffed Tomatoes and Grape-Nuts Turkey Meatballs with Zucchini 'Noodles' and Pesto, all of which are cleverly packed with whole-grain goodness and at least 5g of protein per serving!


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