Most commercial granola seems to have a serving size of a quarter cup. That's a pretty small bowl!
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.
My Sparkpage is set to private, but I'm open to SparkMail! ______________
"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing--that's why we recommend it daily." - Zig Ziglar
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!
I am 5'4". Starting Weight (4.6.11) 164.6 First Goal 130 - Reached September 2011 Lowest weight: 116 Gained back 40 or so pounds and now getting back to it.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.