They all have too much sugar, too much processed grains... none of them, "healthy" or otherwise, are any good for you.
We're allowed some oatmeal - ONLY the steel-cut oatmeal - never the quick oats or any of the flavored packets. But I rarely even eat the steel-cut, because it uses up my whole day's allotment of carbs. Just isn't worth it. I'll do it sometimes as a treat, because I do love it.
Good luck finding one that works with your plan.
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Check out Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain Cereal (look in the natural food section of the grocery store or in a health food store to find it) - it has 6 grams of fiber, 8 grams of protein, no sugar, 1 gram of fat, and only 200 mg. of sodium. It's a bit pricey, but I like to mix it with yogurt as it reminds me of Grapenuts.
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I agree that reading the labels is the best way to go and I also agree that Kashi has some great cereals!
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another Kashi fan - read the labels; some are MUCH better than others
You've gotten a lot of great answers already, but you'll probably benefit greatly from spending some time in the cereal isle just comparing the nutrition labels. Pick up your top five and then compare two of them side by side until you come up with the top 2. (I look at serving size, calories, sugar, protein and fiber.) Then pick up a few that you THINK are healthy and compare them with your top 2. Time-consuming, I know, but doing this taught me a LOT and helped me narrow down my choices considerably.
Personally, I find that a high fiber cereal with skim milk followed by a big glass of water keeps me going until my mid-morning snack just fine. It's quick, easy, relatively inexpensive, and there are enough choices to keep me from getting bored.
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I would suggest skipping cereal all together and go with the oats everyday as they are the best for you and you can buy them in bulk.
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In the winter, I prefer steel cut oats. I cook a batch once a week and keep them in single servings in the fridge. In the summer, I make a batch of granola and store it in jars in the fridge. It will last up to a month. I generally have berries with greek yogurt topped with 1/4 cup granola.
I sometimes eat frosted shredded wheat or one of the Kashi sweetened cereals, or the $1/bag sweetened Mexican puffed wheat/rice cereals, BUT I consider those a dessert, not breakfast.
For breakfast I do like Cheerios, with fruit and low-fat milk. I tend to buy whatever is really super cheap or something I have a good coupon for, which means I fairly often end up with Wheat Chex, raisin bran, or bran flakes. I've been known to buy bran flakes and add plain raisins, which cuts down on the sugar compared to raisin bran.
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Muesli and skimmed milk
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Oat bran with blueberries and strawberries
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Kashi Go Lean cereal
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When I eat cold cereal I like Trader Joe's corn flakes (the box without added sugar) and I add honey to it and 6 almonds with almost 2 cups of 2% milk. Higher in calories than other things I have for breakfast but so good and I just make sure I stay in my calorie range for the day.
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I was once a hard-core cold cereal eater. But I have all but given it up entirely. I find it is too many calories for the amount of "lasting fullness" it provides. It seems to burn off so fast and leave me hungry for more! Most cold cereals are very highly processed, refined flour and lots of added sugar. That said, I have eaten various Kashi products in the past, and as far as a cold cereal goes, those are reasonably nutritious and filling.
Now the only cereal I eat, is oatmeal soaked into my yogurt.
The message thread question is different from what you really want.
What cereal do I eat? Oatmeal
What cold cereals fall into the categories you mentioned? I don't know because I gave those up a couple of years ago. From what I remember, check the Kashi brands.
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I was just reading the information about choosing cereals and they all have so much sugar! The article said 5 grams of fiber, less than 5 grams of sugar, and at least 3 grams of protein. Does anyone know what cold cereals fall into this category?
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