I asked one of my friends who happens to be extremely thrifty and crafty how she does it, and how she stays clear of the fast food and too much impulse buying.  Since my ER visit, I’ve also been wanting to up my pathetic fiber intake.  Her answer to me was “muesli!”.  I of course Googled, because that’s what I do.  I got a rough idea was muesli is about, and picked up the last few things I needed today.  Tomorrow morning I shall try my creation.  My poor kids may not like it when their “fancy” cereal is gone and they get mixes made by mommy instead.  😉


2/3 cup barley flakes

2/3 cup rye flakes

1/3 cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)

1/3 raisins (seedless)

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

2/3 cup rolled oats

a handful chopped walnuts (about 1/4 cup)

1-2 Tablespoons whole flax


The directions for consumption vary.  I’ve read soaking them for a bit, soak overnight, mix in yogurt … the options just depend on your preference I suppose.  I plan on letting it sit in milk for a little bit before I add some fresh sliced fruit and honey.

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