Your breakfast cereal can make or break you.
I mean, can it get any more difficult to select a cereal!!!
Well, I’ve tried out several different cereals, looked at their nutritional information in my “The Calorie King: Calorie, Fat, and Carbohydrate Counter” and have made a few cereals a staple in my pantry.
Everyone says how breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so treat it as such.
Pick something that will fill you with energy and give you the feeling of satisfaction after eating it.
Now, let’s get something straight, I like to eat and I do wake up ready for a yummy breakfast.
I don’t like to feel hungry.
So, because of this, I’d rather have an entire cup of cereal that’s healthy, rather than 1/2 a cup of not-so-good cereal because of the high fat, sugar, and caloric content. If you’re like me, and want finish your breakfast feeling satisfied, keep reading my list of cereals that give you the most bang for your buck. Ok, I don’t mean it in a financial way…cereal is freakin’ expensive! I mean, the most nutritional value, the most quantity, and the best flavor possible.
Some cereals that I buy may not be the absolute tastiest on their own, but I add a few simple, healthy ingredients that leave me looking forward to my breakfast on a daily basis. Good morning!
Best Healthy Cereals
1. Multi-Grain Cheerios: 110 calories, 2 grams of fat. for a whole cup of it. S Leaves plenty of room for adding a few almonds or strawberries and still maintaining a healthy caloric intake. Tastes delicious with cinnamon and splenda too! Oh, and almonds!
2. Special K (Original, Red Berry Flavor, or Blueberry): These Special K cereals are pretty low in fat and calories. They range from 110-120 calories and about .5 grams of fat per 1 cup serving. Some of the others are significantly more fat and calories. Read your labels!
4. Steel Cut Oats: Oatmeal is always a filling, fiber-rich, heart healthy breakfast. Buy plain of course and add your own favorites. Cranberries, sliced banana, chopped strawberries, or even cinnamon makes it really yummy. I have this all the time!
5. Kashi Original Go Lean: Kashi has mastered how to pack in flavor while keeping the food healthy. All of their food tastes great! This cereal contains 140 calories and 1 gram of fat in a 1 cup serving, and needs nothing! Okay, maybe a few slices of fruit, that’s always a great addition to cereal.
As you can see I like basic, healthful cereals that are low in fat and calories. If I have almonds or nuts to throw in, I use Almond Milk with my cereal. Fresh fruit makes your cereal SO much better for you, and a heck of a lot tastier!
Make sure to read the labels and check out how many calories the cereal contains before purchasing, and most importantly…WHAT IS THE SERVING SIZE? The cereal could say it’s only 100 calories, but for only 1/2 a cup.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t eat 1/2 cup of cereal.I always shoot for cereals that are healthy enough to have at least a cup. I use my dry measuring scoop and just scoop it right into my bowl. This way, I know I’m eating the appropriate serving size.
Get your morning off to a great start!
P.S. I’m always on the lookout, will update as I run into more great, healthy breakfast cereals!
Comment with some of your favorites!