Organic granola is one of the easiest healthy breakfasts to make on a busy morning. As a mom, it’s hard to ensure my kids are having a breakfast that ticks all of the boxes, is nutritious, and will hold them over til early afternoon snack time. Here are 5 reasons why organic granola is the perfect breakfast!
You can take it to-go
Organic granola is easy to take anywhere! Whether you’re camping, hiking, or on a road trip this simple breakfast will fill you up but not weigh you down. Plus, if it’s packaged in a re-sealable pouch (like ours), it stays fresh no matter where you go. We love taking our packaged granolas on morning hikes in the Los Padres National Forest, enjoying it at the top with a view.
Whole grain organic oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. They’re perfect for starting off your day with some serious brain power! Oats are filled with protein and fiber and even may lower the risk of heart disease. Ocean Ranch Organic granola is doubly packed with protein, as we add quinoa flakes, chia seeds, hemp seeds, and flax seeds to almost every single one of our flavors. Organic granola is a perfect healthy breakfast or snack because it will help keep you energized for the day.
Kids love it
It’s so hard to find a breakfast kids love that is actually healthy. With so many overly processed options, it’s tough to get your little ones to eat a balanced meal. Kids love organic granola because it’s sweet without being sugary and it’s crunchy just like their favorite cereal! It’s easy to pour in a bowl of milk or a topping for yogurt as a quick breakfast before school. It always feels good to give them something you know is nutrient dense and organic.
Enjoy it in many different ways
Organic granola is diverse! You can use it to make a crumble, a Dutch style pie, sprinkled into cake or cookies, or to elevate your pan of brownies. It’s scrumptious over ice cream, frozen yogurt or a fruit smoothie. In the winter months, we like to top off our plain oatmeal with a small handful of our Oaxacan Chocolate Organic Granola to sweeten it up and add a bit of texture. On those hot summer mornings, we love to make an acai or pitaya bowl with fresh fruit, nut butter, sprinkled with our Vanilla Chia Hemp Granola.
Anyone can eat it
If you’re vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and/or dairy free, there is an organic granola variety for you! Even if you don’t eat grains, there are still grainless granolas that are just as equally delicious and nutritious. We have a flavor for everyone: some like to spice it up, others like a sweeter flavor, and others like to keep it light. Be sure to check out our granola product page for all of the options that we offer.