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Americans don’t eat enough fiber. If you have trouble to eat your recommended daily dose of fiber, 25-38 grams (15-25 grams per 1,000 calories) of dietary fiber each day, try these delicious tips on adding more fiber into your diet. Say “Mmmm!” to Muesli...

Fall in love with breakfast again

Hanna and Brady were honeymooners - halfway across the world, and light years away from a fast - paced New York City lifestyle - when they fell in love with breakfast again. They were wide-eyed and fancy-free for a month of tramping, B&Bs, hostels and exploring every nook and cranny of Mother Nature’s Theme Park – New Zealand’s South Island.

Going relatively unnoticed at the time, the theme of their trip eventually became apparent – breakfast. Whether around a rekindled morning campfire or at a sheep farm turned B&B, they made time for it, and it was special. It became more than just fuel, it was a time to reflect on yesterday, awaken our spirit, plan our next adventure, and dream about the future.

“We are not suggesting a trip across the world is necessary to fall in love with breakfast again (although it wouldn’t hurt). Until you get that chance, that special feeling is packaged up in every box of Seven Sundays muesli.” – say Hannah & Brady Barnstable.

Inspired by honeymoon memories and focusing on simple but unique ingredients, Hannah created the recipe that became our Original New Zealand recipe. Three more recipes and a year later, they were back home in Minnesota, testing the products at their local farmer’s market.


Delicious Tips on adding more fiber into your breakfast.

#1 Begin your day with fiber boost... choose muesli for breakfast. This is a super crunchy, nutritious, and super delicious choice. “Muesli is quite simply the least processed form of cereal in the world. And our delightfully simple breakfast blends are made with bliss in every bite. All of our flavors are special in their own way, but your taste buds are the truest test of which one will be your favorite.” – say Hannah and Brady owners of Seven Sundays Company.

Learn a little about Seven Sundays (below) and give them a try

Bircher (Unsweetened) Muesli   (7 g of dietary fiber)

The Bircher Muesli (Non-GMO Project verified!)is Swiss-style muesli, which means it’s totally untoasted and unsweetened. The entire satisfying flavor comes from the abundance of delicious ingredients like almonds, apples, dates and cinnamon. The favorite way to serve it (and the most popular breakfast for Hannah & Brady, by far) is soaked in almond milk, with yogurt, blueberries and a drizzle of maple syrup.

The Bircher Muesli is made from whole grain oats, whole grain rye, and whole grain barley & flax seeds, along with other natural ingredients that will bring you a healthy, delicious, and most satisfying, breakfast experience. The big benefit from whole grain oats is primarily that they are low in fats and have a high proportion of soluble fiber. The fiber in oats contains beta glucans, a compound that works in the digestive system to help reduce the absorption of cholesterol into your bloodstream and slow down the rate at which blood sugar rises in your body.

#2 Pick – high fiber smoothie when the mind-day munchies hit you. Try a Strawberry Banana Smoothie (5 g fiber.)  You can start with one cup of strawberries, then add ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek style yogurt, ½ banana, (2.4 grams each) ½ cup orange juice, and a few ice cubes. Blend in the blender and you have a healthy meal in minutes. Add flax seeds for crunch and even more fiber. Also, you can add one large Asian pear - 9.9 grams of fiber or other high-fiber fruits such as raspberries (4 grams per 1/2 cup) or blackberries (3.8 grams per 1/2 cup)

#3 Adding nuts and seeds to your morning menu can be a great source of fiber and other nutrients. If you are in the mood for a sweet breakfast try The Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli – Seven Sundays crowd pleaser. “We like to call it our ‘starter muesli’, because of its simple and unintimidating flavor profile. We love to serve it with thick Greek yogurt and a drizzle of raw honey”- says Hannah.

The Vanilla cherry Pecan Museli Ingredients (6 g of dietary fiber)

o   Whole grain oats

o   Organic honey

o   Bing cherries

o   Coconut

o   Pecans

o   Flax seeds

o   Pure vanilla extract       

Try adding chopped nuts or seeds to your breakfast for all supper health benefits. For example, a 100g of Pecans has 10 grams of fiber. Flaxseed's health benefits come from the fact that it's high in fiber and Omega-3 fatty acids, as well as phytochemicals called lignans. One tablespoon of ground flaxseed contains 2 grams of polyunsaturated fatty acids (includes the Omega 3s) and 2 grams of dietary fiber and 37 calories.

#4 Don’t skip your breakfast... no time for breakfast, no problem. The Minne (short for Minnesota) Mueslis are perfect for an on-the-go, not too sweet, versatile and healthy breakfast. Stir in yogurt, hot water or cold milk and you’ve got instant and delicious fuel for your day.

The "Minnes" are available in four flavors:

"Minne" Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli (½ cup- 6g of fiber)

"Minne" Ginger Pear Macadamia Muesli (½ cup –6g of fiber)

"Minne" Bircher Muesli (½ cup –7g of fiber)

Wellness magazine  favorite  "Minne" Original Toasted Muesli (½ cup- 7g of fiber)

The Original Toasted Muesli was the first recipe Hannah developed and the closest she could get to the cherished homemade mueslis she and Brady enjoyed in New Zealand. It’s a hearty blend livened up with unexpected ingredients like Brazil nuts, coconut and cinnamon. Our favorite way to enjoy it is served with cold milk and fresh strawberries. 

Say “Mmmm!” to Muesli...

Photos courtesy of Seven Sundays Company 

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