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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Quaker Mix-Up Creations - Milk-free, Egg-free, Nut-free Breakfast Fun

My kids like oatmeal.  I'm proud to say their preference is my homemade version with frozen blueberries and brown sugar or honey.  However, on those busy school mornings when I'm running behind, they also enjoy the instant Quaker Oats brand.

I recently came across a new and creative alternative from Quaker.  It is milk-free, egg-free, nut-free and from what I read, soy-free too.  Your kids have the option of three different flavors to make their own oatmeal mix.

Quaker Mix-Up Creations, distributed by the Quaker Oats Company, P.O. Box 049003, Chicago, IL.

Ingredients include:
  1. Apple IngredientsWHOLE GRAIN OATS, SUGAR, DEHYDRATED APPLES (TREATED WITH SODIUM SULFITE TO PROMOTE COLOR RETENTION), SALT, OAT FLOUR, CALCIUM CARBONATE, GUAR GUM, NATURAL FLAVOR, CARAMEL COLOR, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE*, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE*, RIBOFLAVIN*, THIAMIN MONONITRATE*, FOLIC ACID*.    
  2. Blueberry IngredientsWHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, SUGAR, SWEETENED AND FLAVORED BLUEBERRIES (DRIED BLUEBERRIES, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, GLYCEROL, NATURAL BLUEBERRY COLOR, CITRIC ACID, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE*, VITAMIN A PALMITATE,PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE, RIBOFLAVIN*, THIMAIN MONONITRATE*, FOLIC ACID*.
  3. Banana IngredientsWHOLE GRAIN ROLLED OATS, BROWN SUGAR, SUGAR, BANANA FLAKE POWDER, FREEZE DRIED BANANAS, OAT FLOUR, CALCIUM CARBONATE, SALT, GUAR GUM, NATURAL FLAVOR, CARAMEL COLOR, REDUCED IRON, NIACINAMIDE*, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, PYRIDOXINE HYDROCHLORIDE*, RIBOFLAVIN*, THIAMIN MONONITRATE*, FOLIC ACID*.
          * ONE OF THE B VITAMINS

For anyone concerned about the calcium lactate ingredients, as per the FAAN website, http://www.foodallergy.org/page/milk-allergy, They do not contain milk protein and need not be restricted by someone avoiding milk.

For more information, contactwww.quakeroats.com or www.quakeroats.com/products/oatmeal/quick-oats.aspx or 1-800-FOR-OATS

One thing unusual about their website is that they offer a link specific to 'Healthcare Professionals'.  From this link you can find information about subjects such as Weight Management, Diabetes Management and Fitness and Nutrition.

My kids have really enjoyed 'creating their oatmeal mix'.  I like the fact that it's easy, does include whole grains and it can be a lifesaver on a morning when I'm just not up to speed!

As always, enjoy finding new allergy~friendly discoveries and let me know of any you think I would like to hear about!

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