New in the Market: Seven Sundays Muesli Cereal & Squares

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on September 27, 2016 · 3 comments

 

 

seven-sundays-bircher-muesliWe love to try new foods. Some are great. Some don’t measure up and some become staples in our kitchen. See what you think.

Traditional muesli is a cereal dish based in raw rolled oats plus other ingredients including grains, fresh or dried fruit, seeds and nuts. It can be eaten hot steeped in hot milk or water for a few minutes, or added to yogurt, or soaked overnight in milk or yogurt which is a typical European breakfast. Muesli was developed in 1900 by a Swiss physician for his patients in the hospital. It is commonly found in Europe, New Zealand and Australia but less common in the US. Seven Sundays, a Minnesota based brand, is out to change that, as the fastest growing muesli brand in the US.

Seven Sundays has recently reformulated their original muesli recipe to a completely gluten-free product line by using gluten-free oats and swapping rye and barley for sorghum and buckwheat. All flavors are sweetened with only dried fruit and honey and there are no artificial flavors or preservatives. Seven Sundays Muesli is available in 12-ounce resealable bags or in Minne 2-ounce portable cups.

We tasted Seven Sundays 5 muesli flavors. Every flavor is sodium free.

Cocoa & Coconut Muesli has 210 calories in a ½ cup serving with 5 grams of fat, 35 grams of carb (7 grams are sugar and 5 grams fiber) and 6 grams of protein.

Bircher Apple & Cinnamon Muesli has 220 calories in a ½ cup serving with 7 grams of fat, 35 grams of carb (6 grams are sugar and 6 grams fiber) and 7 grams of protein.

Blueberry Chia Buckwheat Muesli has 200 calories in a ½ cup serving with 4 grams of fat, 37 grams of carb (7 grams are sugar and 5 grams fiber) and 6 grams of protein.

Original Cinnamon Currant Muesli has 220 calories in a ½ cup serving with 7 grams of fat, 34 grams of carb (6 grams are sugar and 5 grams fiber) and 7 grams of protein.

Vanilla Cherry Pecan Muesli has 220 calories in a ½ cup serving with 6 grams of fat, 35 grams of carb (6 grams are sugar and 5 grams fiber) and 6 grams of protein.

Seven Sundays has developed the first muesli squares available in 3 flavors. Each square is 2 ounces.

Banana Toasted Pecan has 250 calories, 13 grams of fat, 31 grams of carb (11 grams sugar and 5 grams fiber), 5 grams of protein and 65 milligrams of sodium.

Blueberry Lemon & Chia has 250 calories, 12 grams of fat, 32 grams of carb (13 grams sugar and 5 grams fiber), 5 grams of protein and 65 milligrams of sodium.

Cocoa Pumpkin Seed has 260 calories, 13 grams of fat, 30 grams of carb (12 grams sugar and 6 grams fiber), 6 grams of protein and 140 milligrams of sodium.

All Seven Sundays products are NonGMO Project Verified.

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Lawrence Waters September 28, 2016 at 5:49 am

Ms. Heslin: I have a question about the portion amounts indicated in your ‘The Most Complete Food Counter, 2nd Edition (2006)’. When you indicate 1/2 cup for cooked or raw vegetables, was that a volume or weight measurement to determine the nutrient values? Sometimes a weight is given in parenthesis after the portion size, but not always. I ask, because I’m trying to determine the calories, carbs, and protein content of the foods in my diet in order to meet the dietary suggestions of Barry Sears (Zone books). I have a food scale and can weigh my portion sizes before or after cooking if the measurements were based on a weight of 4 oz per 1/2 cup (unless otherwise indicated), or I can pack them into a measuring cup (which is much less accurate) if volume was used to determine the nutrient values. Lawrence Waters

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Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN September 28, 2016 at 8:29 pm

Great question. When both weight and volume are provided that is the weight of the portion noted.

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Lawrence Waters September 29, 2016 at 6:18 am

Ms. Heslin

Thanks for your prompt reply.

Larry Waters

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