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7 High-Fiber Cereals that Actually Taste Good

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11/2/2013 12:00 PM   :  328 comments   :  312,255 Views

The high fiber cereals of years ago offered little taste for the nutritional benefit they provided. Today, that has changed and you can get a great tasting cereal that is also a good fiber source.

Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Not only does it aid in weight loss by helping you feel full and satisfied longer, it also helps reduce risks of heart disease, lowers blood pressure, and aids in blood sugar control. Many people need more fiber in their diet and breakfast cereal provides a great option for maximizing your daily intake by getting the day started with a fiber rich meal.

Consumer Reports tested eighteen high-fiber cereals which each contained 25 to 50 percent of the recommended dietary guidelines for fiber (based on a 2,000-calorie diet). Here are seven top tasting high fiber cereals that you may want to include in your breakfast meal planning to help you meet your daily fiber intake requirements.

  1. Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan – This cereal is sold at Kashi GoLean Crunchy Fiber Twigs, Soy Protein Grahams and Honey Puffs – This cereal is a top rated nutritional value for price cereal offering 10 grams of fiber in a serving size slightly larger than the Kirkland cereal at a slightly lower price of $.13/serving.
     
  2. Archer Farms High Fiber – This cereal is sold at Target and offers a sweet crunch with toasted grains and a cinnamon taste along with 10 grams of fiber/serving.
     
  3. Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! – Offering 7 grams of fiber/servings, this cereal provides a balance of sweet and crunch from tender raisins and cranberries along with nutty wheat flakes and clusters.
     
  4. Post Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Wheat 'n Bran – Offers 8 grams of fiber/serving in a nutty grain cereal with unsweetened toasted wheat.
     
  5. Great Value Raisin Bran – This cereal is sold at Walmart and great for those that like the plain raisin bran they have always known and loved.
     
  6. Barbara's Bakery Ultimate Organic – This cereal provides an organic option which rated well for nutrition and taste.


Have you tried any of the cereals and if you have, which one is your personal favorite? If you have not, will you give one of them a try now – why or why not?


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  • THINNERNEWME
    278
    Ok I am glad some buy plain old Cheerio's. I love Cheerio's just the original plain cereal. My ultimate fave (not high fiber) is Honey Bunches of Oats Almond, but alas too high in sugar and not high enough in fiber! I am pre-diabetic so trying to get a jump and the best! - 11/8/2009   5:21:42 PM
  • 277
    i will definitely try the shredded wheat! - 11/8/2009   12:04:57 PM
  • 276
    I prefer to go really frugal and get the store brand of Puffed Wheat or Puffed Rice and then add what I want in terms of dried/fresh fruit or nuts. Plus I know it'll be vegan. With the others, gotta watch for the whey, dried milk fat, etc. - 11/7/2009   10:26:11 PM
  • 275
    I'm absolutely in love with Nestlé Fibre 1. Low calories (85), High Fiber (18g) and tastes wonderful. Much better than Corn Flakes or All Bran. - 11/7/2009   4:10:59 PM
  • DMOMMYOF3
    274
    Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! is my fave. - 11/6/2009   11:28:07 PM
  • BSWEET101
    273
    I tried Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra, and I thought it was very tasty. I may have to try a couple of the others, though, for variety. - 11/6/2009   3:56:51 PM
  • TLAUER1
    272
    I prefer to stick to plain old oatmeal or shredded wheat (both unflavored) - 11/6/2009   11:10:58 AM
  • SCHASEN
    271
    I like high fiber cereals; however, I am also concerned with the 5+ gram of sugar in the cereal. Should I worry about the amount of sugar in the cereal? - 11/6/2009   8:42:24 AM
  • 270
    I have not tried these, but will. I have eaten the Fiber One's and Shredded Wheat but like the options. For the days I have more time...steel cut oats! - 11/5/2009   8:39:22 PM
  • 269
    I use go lean or fiber one cereals because they are high in fiber. - 11/5/2009   7:16:11 PM
  • 268
    My favorite cereal is Nature's Path - Optimum Blueberry and cinnamon. Great taste and high in fiber and protein, an ideal fast breaker, especially after my morning exercise. I also like the Kashi Go Lean Crunch with honey almond and flax. - 11/5/2009   6:05:09 PM
  • CHARYBDIS112
    267
    I like the Kashi Go Lean Crunch with honey almond and flax (just like wildheartsease). It's sweet, but not sugary. I eat it with a banana on top and some 1% milk. It really does stick with you. And it's the perfect combination of protein, fiber, and carbs right after I work out! - 11/5/2009   5:25:07 PM
  • 266
    I may give some of them a shot. :) - 11/5/2009   3:55:18 PM
  • YELL_ERICA
    265
    I have to say I'm really not much of a cereal eater either however the Kashi cereals are really good and they are high in fiber. I only know this b/c I went to the site and requested a free sample. Add that with some fat-free over the moon milk and you got yourself a healthy and delicious meal. - 11/5/2009   11:18:37 AM
  • 264
    So nice to have more options available now days! - 11/5/2009   11:17:28 AM
  • 263
    FIBER ONE!! thats the best of the best... it tastes great, it has very little calories, very little sugar and veryyyy high on fiber! i love it.... - 11/5/2009   8:29:28 AM
  • BLKERN
    262
    I love the Costco Kirkland Spice Pecan cereal. I have been eating it for over a year. Not only is it good for you but it tastes great. - 11/4/2009   10:08:37 PM
  • MSLYNNET
    261
    The Barbara's Bakery product is Ultima. It is the old Grainshop. I love and eat it all the time but it has recently been re-labeled for a 1 cup serving which is too much - I use 1/4 - 1/2 cup plus 1/4 cup of Fiber One and it is very filling and high in fiber especially with some fruit. - 11/4/2009   8:32:10 PM
  • GLOWINGEMBER
    260
    I make my "Super Cereal" using 1/2 cup oat bran (180 cals. , 8grams fiber and 30 carbs), 1 T. ground flaxseed (30 cals, 2grams fiber and 2 carbs) add 1+ tsps of cinnamon, add 1 1/2 cups water and microwave for 3min. Total 210 cals , 10gms fiber and 32 carbs with negligible sodium and sugar. - 11/4/2009   8:18:17 PM
  • MAMASHO
    259
    l love the Kashi product,not too sweet and not tasteless its just great! - 11/4/2009   7:45:17 PM
  • 258
    I recommend the Kashi cereals. I think they taste great. Don't need to add much splenda to them either. - 11/4/2009   7:34:59 PM
  • 257
    I'd love to try the Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan - that sounds so yummy!! I'll have to look in our Canadian Costco to see if it is available...I always try to look for the highest fiber in any cereal. Thank you for these suggestions! - 11/4/2009   7:31:39 PM
  • 256
    I love all Kashi cereals and like to mix them with UncleSam and Grape Nuts. - 11/4/2009   7:22:51 PM
  • 255
    Post shredded wheat and Kashi are my favorites. I usually look at the label to make sure it has at least 5g of fiber. I occasionally buy the Fiber One original - when I do I will mix it with another cereal that may have a little lower fiber count. - 11/4/2009   6:59:09 PM
  • 254
    I absolutely love oatmeal. I will take the quick oats, microwave them w/ sugar free jelly, cinamon, fruit then add milk. Bananas are great chopped up and mixed in. - 11/4/2009   6:53:29 PM
  • 253
    I love the Fiber One cereals--honey clusters and the raisin bran. They have a lot of fiber and keep me very full during the morning hours. Thanks for the info. - 11/4/2009   5:39:04 PM
  • 252
    I'll look for the Kirkland cereal next time I'm in Costco. Thx! - 11/4/2009   4:50:51 PM
  • 251
    Sigh... Do any of these avoid the tons of sugar and high fructose corn syrup, etc. that makes it only mildly more nutritious than Captain Crunch?

    Seriously, I'm diabetic type 2, and I hate the lying of the cereal industry so very much. - 11/4/2009   4:16:10 PM
  • 250
    Fiber one honey clusters is good....Fiber one brands are good I haven't tried the muffins yet...I didn't think i woud like it but its good...especially for fiber.. - 11/4/2009   3:04:41 PM
  • 249
    I read once that the two things to look for in cereals are the fiber count -- more than 5 grams, and the sugar count -- less than 5 grams. The fiber count is pretty easy to find in numerous cereals, but good luck trying to find less than 5 grams of sugar in any cereal!

    My favorites are : Fiber One honey clusters, All Bran strawberry medley, Kashi Autumn Harvest, Kashi Good Friends, Post shredded wheat, and good old fashioned oatmeal.

    - 11/4/2009   3:00:06 PM
  • IAGUINIGA
    248
    Which is a good cereal for Diabetic that low carbs - 11/4/2009   12:14:11 PM
  • IAGUINIGA
    247
    How about the carb count in the cereal - 11/4/2009   12:06:20 PM
  • ONEREDHATLADY
    246
    Simply Fiber both original and cinnamon are great also! - 11/4/2009   11:51:24 AM
  • SKYMUFFIN
    245
    I have tried the Barbara Bakery cereal, it is so delicious and no sugar added, none. Really great and leaves you feeling satified and not wanting to munch on more and more, which the sugary cereals do. - 11/4/2009   11:44:37 AM
  • 244
    I do eat a high fiber cereal in the morning, I like Kellogg's All Bran Strawberry Medley and Post Raisin Bran. Lately I have been milxing those with a 6oz carton of Dannon light yogurt, helps adds calcium into my diet. Fun change. - 11/4/2009   10:31:39 AM
  • 243
    I have found that if I start my day with a high-fiber cereal it is the best thing I can do for myself. It helps me to feel full and not crave so much. It has also helped with my diabetic problems. My A1C is at 6.0 instead of in the 8's now. This is one of the best habits I have learned. This is one of the little things I have learned to change in my life. Thanks Sparkpeople. - 11/4/2009   10:22:11 AM
  • TISHTRYA
    242
    I find this info annoying, it sounds like it is encouraging unhealthy eating & promoting products that are not the best choices. No, I won't eat that stuff. I love to eat granola-type cereals etc, but they are loaded with sugars & fat.....that is not healthy, nor does it help me with my weight maintenence! Better to stick with plain wholesome grain cereals, the simlper the better. If they don't provide enough fiber, eat more vegs & fruits, still not enough? take fiber supplement. - 11/4/2009   10:00:20 AM
  • THESARAKRAUT
    241
    I also love the Fiber One cereals. Their version of frosted mini wheats are very tasty and they always have coupons! - 11/4/2009   9:17:09 AM
  • SLEGAULT
    240
    I have an addition to your list. Trader Joe's Honey Almond & Flax cereal has 8 g fiber per serving and is filling and delicious! I'm enjoying my bowl right now! - 11/4/2009   8:13:58 AM
  • MIGELITO
    239
    it irritates me when sites that claim to be all about health run crap like this. these cereals were rated highest in taste because thay are crammed with sugar and fat. sugar and fat taste good. you'd be better off eating your kids sugary cereal and taking a fiber supplement. better yet make oatmeal. as long as it's not the stuff out of the packets. make it the way you like it, and it'll still come in under the calorie content of one of those cereal that this site is getting paid to push - 11/4/2009   5:13:12 AM
  • DBOEHM7
    238
    I am always befuddled by the amount of sugar or sugar substitutes in the supposedly "Healthy Foods". - 11/4/2009   4:51:12 AM
  • 237
    spoon size shredded wheat or raisin bran may both be old fashioned but they are still great to have around. Fiber filled and tasty - 11/4/2009   1:35:06 AM
  • QUILTERURBAN
    236
    most of these cereals are NOT for a diabetic even tho they are high in fiber...WAY too high in carbs/sugars. Kashi is notorious for this. I am allergic to nuts so have not tried any of the cereals with nuts. I eat Fiber One a couple of times a week...shredded ..kind of no taste and texture of hamster pellets but easier to get down than some of these sweet cereals...they are fine as a snack (if you can handle the crabs) but when you add milk...blah!!!!! sweet enough to gag you. Old fashioned Irish (steel cut) oatmeal is fine with me...nuts would add more fiber and protein but alas can not do that......I eat different raisin brans occasionaly too. - 11/4/2009   1:03:37 AM
  • 235
    I haven't tried these, for I'm NOT a cereal eater. Oatmeal only. I prefer a fruit smoothie or whole grain english muffin with organic apple butter or organic PB. Saturday's it's a healthy bf sandwich. - 11/3/2009   11:44:30 PM
  • 234
    I was also surprised they didn't mention Fiber One Original with 14gr fiber, 0 sugar and 100 calories for half cup serving. I find it tastes great, I jazz it up with a little chopped pecans. - 11/3/2009   11:21:25 PM
  • 233
    I haven't tried these; I eat Familia Muesli almost every day. - 11/3/2009   10:53:44 PM
  • BBALLIN
    232
    fiber one fiber cereals and bars are really good the bars I sometimes eat instead of cereal they have 9 grams each so eating 3 will give you your daily amount needed. Also the target brand is really good sells for about 2.47 for a box of 5. - 11/3/2009   10:36:00 PM
  • 231
    I agree with the comment about the Kashi Twigs...yuck! But the Fiber One Clusters is super yummy. - 11/3/2009   10:30:12 PM
  • 230
    Even the good/high fiber cereals have too much sugar for me to be happy. I buy the better ones (raisin bran, plain cheerios) for "treats" but in the past (and trying to keep it up again) steel-cut oatmeal was the best! I add just enough milk, plain yogurt, maple syrup, or butter to give it another layer of flavor. It has a crunch even when cooked, and is good cold or hot! (Cheap and easy to make, too!) - 11/3/2009   9:27:53 PM
  • 229
    I cannot start my day right unless I've had my Kashi. Every one of their cereals I've tried was great. My staple, though, is Heart to Heart. For healthy food, it tastes great. - 11/3/2009   9:27:06 PM

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