Choose the Best Healthy Cereals
So what makes a good, wholesome cereal? We believe it should contain a serving of whole grains (16g) or at least have a whole grain as the first ingredient, be relatively low in sugar (10g or less), be a good source of fiber (3g per serving), and be free of artificial colors and dyes.
Cereal Stats: Whole grains: 16g, Sugar: 1g, Fiber: 3g
Runner Up: Trader Joes Os is almost identical and is a bit more economical.
Cereal stats: Whole Grain: 24g, Sugar: 8g, Fiber 14g
Runner up: Some people just have to have their bran, and our favorite is Kellogg's All Bran with 10g fiber and 6g sugar per serving.
Cereal Stats: Whole Grain: 58g, Sugar: 1g, Fiber: 6g
Runner Up: Post Shredded Wheat Wheat’n Bran is a close second with 57g whole grain, <1g sugar, and 8g fiber.
Cereal Stats: Whole Grain: 8g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 13g, Fiber: 10g
Runner up: Another cereal from Kashi, Go Lean Crunch is our next choice with 9g protein and a crunchy, sweet flavor.
Cereal Stats: Whole Grain: 11g, Sugar: 8g, Fiber: 3g
Runner Up: Barbara's Bakery Shredded Spoonful Multigrain cereal is a close second with 15g whole grain, 4g fiber, 5g sugar, and a naturally sweet flavor from honey.
Cereal Stats: Whole Grain: 35g, Sugar: 8g, Fiber: 5g, Fat: 6g (.5g saturated)
Runner Up: Nuts like pecans, almonds, and sunflower seeds contribute to the 7g of healthy fat and 7g fiber in Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan cereal (Costco brand).
Cereal Stats: Whole Grain: (first 6 ingredients are whole grains) Fiber: 6g, Omega-3: 1000mg, Protein: 6g
Runner Up: Trader Joe's Organic Golden Flax cereal contains 5 different whole grains and 1000mg Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA) omega-3 fatty acids (from flax).