Here are two of our favorites. Farina (Pic above), a form of milled wheat is made from the germ and endosperm of the grain. It is milled to a fine granular consistency and sifted, resulting in a carbohydrate-rich food. When enriched, it is one of the best sources of dietary iron available, some brands as much as 50% of the recommended daily amount. Farina has a fairly high protein content, even when cooked in water. A serving of 1 cup of prepared cereal has only about 120 calories and contains close to 4 grams of protein.
Farina was first produced by Pillsbury Company in 1898. Farina has been produced by U.S. Mills since 2001. U.S. Mills was founded in 1908, and made its first cereal: Uncle Sam Cereal, at that time. (source)
Farina is mild tasting and delicious when sweetened with honey, brown sugar or maple syrup and and sprinkled with almonds or your favorite nuts. Be creative and stir in a dollop of your favorite jam and sweetener. Add a pat of butter and drizzle of cream, if desired.
In my childhood home, huge bowls of oatmeal were served often. It filled our tummies and was inexpensive.
Daily consumption of a bowl of oatmeal can lower blood cholesterol, because of its beta-glucan content and it can help reduce the risk of heart disease when combined with a low-fat diet.
Rolled oats have a high content of complex carbohydrates and water-soluble fiber that encourages slow digestion and stabilizes blood-glucose levels. Oatmeal porridge also contains more B vitamins and calories than other kinds of porridges.