The way I always explain this to people is that the milk is a byproduct of your cereal. When you make pasta, you don't drain the pasta water into a water bottle for later; you throw it out. I feel the same way about cereal milk.
EDITS to answer some popular comments:
"That's so wasteful." No it's not. I pour no more milk than I need for my cereal. There is barely any left once I am done. If I've poured too much milk, I'll add more cereal.
"OP obviously hasn't tried XXXX cereal milk." Yes I have. I don't like it.
"That's not a perfect analogy." Very true. It's more of a framework with which to see my perspective.
"You use pasta water for things." That's a new fact I'm glad I learned. But you still separate the two. And you're not drinking pasta water plain.
"A more appropriate analogy is pasta/soup/broth/stew/XXXX." That probably is more appropriate. It also shouldn't surprise you to know I wouldn't drink the extras of those from a bowl either. Not because I'm
And now I have to hike 40 minutes to the sorting office, as I don't have a car.
I always wonder why, to posties, it's less effort to write out a card and pop it through the door rather than just knock and deliver the parcel??
I saw a post recently where someone noted the "perfect" combination of milk and cereal to avoid it getting soggy.
The thing is, soggy is better. I hate having to crunch through gravelly cereal that hurts the inside of my mouth. Plus if you let it soak, you only have a little milk left at the end. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not talking about letting the cereal sit for an hour until it is just gloppy. I just think that letting it sit for at least 5 minutes to get everything nice and soft will flavor the milk more and provide a more comfortable and enjoyable eating experience. Plus it's better for getting mouthfuls of cereal instead of getting 2 hard squares of Cinnamon Toast Crunch with each bite. Best cereals for this are CTC, Rice Krispies, Honey Nut Cheerios, and any chocolate cereal.
For bonus points, if you haven't tried Cinnamon Toast Crunch but subbing out coffee for milk, you're missing out.
EDIT: I, like some sort of idiot, left cornflakes/frosted flakes off of my list. Let... keep reading on reddit ➡
Thank you everyone for the encouragement and the positivity. I will definitely be taking the advice I was given for healthier eating. (Thank you for the award, didnt think this post really mattered.)
Watching a woman cop handcuff him and take him away was one of the most satisfying moments of my life.
Wonder if that irony is seeping in now while he sits in jail.
Picture the scene.
Weekly food shopping. Busy (not very well socially distanced) supermarket. I'm wearing a face mask. It's new and it itches, and it smells wierd. I am STRUH-essed.
I get a phone call.
"How long will you be? I'm ordering Domino's pizza. Do you want some?"
Do you know how long it has been since I have had a takeaway pizza? It has been 11 long weeks of no takeaways.
I haven't had my "treat" as such this week. And, gooey pizza sounds...perfect.
A stressful week of work can be made soooo much better by pizza...
'No thank you' I hear myself say. "I'm having soup".
My subconscious seems to have taken the wheel. Guiding me onto a much different path.
3 months ago, I would have easily tried to eat enough for three people.
Tonight. I had soup. And it was THE best darn bowl of soup I have eaten in my life.
The fiber one general mills cereal has 80 calories per 30g serving, 0 sugar, 0 fat and 2 g of protein, for someone that's bulking or cutting this works for both AND 14g of FIBER! compare that to oats you would be consuming over 400 calories instead for that amount of fiber... and you would have to include some fruits and veggies along with the oatmeal in order to get other nutrients, why do that when you can buy these cereals and get all the nutrients you need for a relatively cheap price?
also call me crazy but i Dont even think the Reese puff's and Cinnamon toast crunch cereals are "unhealthy" either if you count your macros correctly, the Reese's puffs cereal has more fiber than most cereals out there and has only 12g of sugar per 170 calories, the recommended amount of added sugar per day is below 40g for males, so as long as your getting your fiber and eating some fruits like an apple or a banana everyday, can't you technically live off Reese's puffs and Cinnamon toast crunch o... keep reading on reddit ➡
Obviously it was an accident. The first thing i did is i just literally washed my phone with water cus i know its water resistant.. i splashed the speakers with water a little bit cus i could see that some milk got inside of the speakers.. after that i just started shaking my phone to make sure all the liquid is out.. did i do the right and can anything happen to my phone after this? How can milk affect the performance? I know this sounds really funny but it is how it is
So, Noom is working wonders for me.
In 10 days I have dropped 4 more pounds to push me to that half a stone mark! (7 pounds in total!)
I am learning to view the world of food through a different lens. I am embracing all foods and eating sooooo much spinach (I actually love it)
Thank you so much for the support I have recieved so far from all of you. As I have said before, I was in a deep, deep hole and ready to just quit.
There is still a long way to go, but I can feel my very being, evolving. And your stories and successes are pushing me along.
I apologise I am a bit of a lurker on this page..my advice giving is quite bad, but I hope sharing my success helps somebody?
Maybe I should drop the 'cereal' nickname? Lol I don't know, it just feels like the root of my story and something to remind me of why I started :)
This is a semi-reply to a different post here, but I like boil(or at least warm it almost until it starts boiling) milk with most cereals. The flavours of the cereals (esp. from something like cinnamon toast crunch or cini minis) blends so much better with hot milk.
It does sometimes make that thin layer on top that's kinda like a membrane but I usually throw that away even though it's mostly harmless.
I used to heat my milk on the hob but since I don't want to wash a saucepan that often I've succumbed to microwaving the milk and cereals together. It doesn't taste as good but it's still okay.
I also consider this a winter thing, since hot milk is not that great during the summer, so it's more of a season thing.
Edit: I should mention I don't fully boil the milk, I just heat it up as much as possible until it starts to have that membrane thingy, I still want it to taste like hot milk, not whatever it becomes after you fully boil it
I think I'm out of milk, but anyways think about it guys, its brilliant :D .
Please send help
Edit: a lot of people are curious what cereal it was, it was Granola - crunchy muesli fruit. Don't be misled by the fruit part
I've been watching binging videos on youtube of different people who struggle with BED recording their binges. One thing I noticed is that a lot of people tend to binge on cereal...does anyone else do this? I found out that cereal is a trigger food for me and if I eat even the smallest bit I can't stop until I've had way more than I should have ((even with bran flakes)). Is cereal a common binging food? Does anyone else struggle with cereal?
Pros : no need to get the top of it soggy with milk
Cons : 'less cereal'
Even though you can just pour more.