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MASHAMOO Posts: 1,667
3/9/12 7:01 P

Most commercial granola seems to have a serving size of a quarter cup. That's a pretty small bowl!

DROPCONE Posts: 1,592
3/9/12 9:09 A

In my experience, granola can vary widely in calorie count and nutritional value because of the amount of sugars that may be used to make it stick together in a granola-like fashion. Otherwise it's a trail mix, you know?

There is a home-made granola that I learned about here, that I can't have more than a tablespoon of with yogurt, because it is so high in sugars. (SOOOO yummy! SOOOO not in my food plan! - but probably great for other people!)

One of the reasons granola is so good for activities such as hiking or camping is because of all the energy packed into a small serving that's easy to carry. Extrapolating from that, a little goes a long way. So unless you know for sure what the nutritional value of your mystery granola is, I'd probably stick with a little bit as a topping for something else, not a whole bowl.

JENMC14 Posts: 2,786
3/6/12 2:53 P

The Bear Naked Fit ganola that I have in my pantry right now is 120 calories for 1/2 cup. It's really love in sugar (3-4 grams), though, considering it has dried fruit in it. I find that granola is a pretty high calorie treat, in general, when store bought. You can probably cut calories by making your own. I'vebeen wanting to try it, but haven't made the attempt yet. I will either eat it plain or mixed in with nonfat vanilla Greek yogurt. I wouldn't eat it as a bowl of cereal simply beause it would either be a rather small bowl for one serving or I'd end up wating 2-3 servings for 300 calories!

BARBAKOAR Posts: 328
3/6/12 2:47 P

Hi all,

Im a granola newbie and our store has just started selling it...unfortunately there is no Nutritional value on it, so I dont know its calorie content etc...Ive read numerous ways to eat on internet...

Just wondering if you people use it like cereal and have a normal sized bowl with milk or do you use it sparingly with something else. Yoghurt etc.

I also read it is a myth that it is healthy ??? Is that true

Some suggestions would be appreciated.

Thanks

Debbie

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