We love this Ezekiel cereal and eat cereal several times a week for breakfast. Adding blueberries, strawberries and bananas to this one makes it really good! If you aren’t familiar with this cereal, you can read about here. Yes, it has sodium . . but it’s still good and I think it’s healthy enough to eat a few times a week.
We first heard about it when watching some of the food movies and then reading about the Engine 2 Diet. Cereal can be pretty expensive so we’re always looking to find it for a bargain. I originally ordered this from Amazon using Subscribe & Save. It’s about 30¢ per ounce. I just saw it here for about 27¢ per ounce after the 20% discount for first orders and this includes free shipping.
When ordering the large quantities, here’s how it comes.
How would you put this much cereal up to keep it fresh? Of course . . those half gallon glass jars and the FoodSaver. Remember that I have my little experiment with shredded wheat going. It’s been in the jars since 2008 and is still good as new.
The cereal was poured into 9 half gallon jars.
The jar sealer attachment snaps right onto the FoodSaver “port” and then the “lid” fits over the jar lid. I am not sure from the listing if the hose is included with the gizmo that fits over the lid or not. If not, that needs to be ordered also. The jar sealer attachment comes in the regular mouth and wide mouth size. From reading the Amazon reviews, I’m surprised to see so many folks having issues with these. I’ve used them for several years . . a lot . . and have never had a problem. I do not have much luck getting the Tattler re-usable lids to seal.
A lid is placed on the clean jar top.
The vaccum seal attachment is placed over the lid.
This is an older model FoodSaver and for it, I simply close the lid using the lever on the right, and hit “canister”
This process is quick, and easy and without a doubt, this cereal will be fresh for at least five years, though it will probably be gone in five months or less. The rings aren’t necessary but for the jars going into storage, I feel better having the rings on there. If the lids were to lose their seal, the cereal would go bad before I noticed it but with no rings, critters might get in and I don’t want that for sure. The jars that are staying in the pantry don’t need rings.
These half gallon jars get used over and over again. I wasn’t even sure I had enough empty ones for this cereal but am thankful I did. Here’s another blog post where I was sealing cake mixes and other dry items in the jars. Those were all items I had bought on sale and wanted to be sure they were safe and fresh til I use them.