Eat Breakfast Daily

Month 5 of our 12 Healthy Habits program turns the spotlight on that most important meal. The key to motivation in the morning is to get out of a same-old-foods rut and kick-start the day with new, creative ideas.

Choose the Best Healthy Cereals

Whether you are looking for a cereal that's loaded with fiber or perfect for kids, we’ve picked the best cereals for you and your family. By MaryAnn Jacobsen, MS, RD

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Best Cereal for Kids

Consumer Reports agrees that Cheerios is one of the best cereals for kids. Low in sugar and high in whole-grain oats, it's a win-win. It also contains 40% of the daily value (DV) of iron, which is important for growing children (especially toddlers). Its nutty taste makes it a favorite with milk, in homemade trail mix, or on its own as a snack.

Cereal Stats: Whole grains: 16g, Sugar: 1g, Fiber: 3g

Runner Up: Trader Joes Os is almost identical and is a bit more economical.


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100 Ideas for Appetizers

Start the party with these delicious bites that are sure to enliven everyone's appetite.

Phyllo-Wrapped Asparagus with Prosciutto