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.
Best Cereal for Kids
Cereal Stats: Whole grains: 16g, Sugar: 1g, Fiber: 3g
Runner Up: Trader Joes Os is almost identical and is a bit more economical.
Best Cereal for Fiber
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.
Best Whole Grain Punch
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.
Best High-Protein Cereal
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.
Best Sweet Cereal
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.
Best Cereal with Healthy Fats
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).
Best Bonus Nutrition Cereal
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).