7 High-Fiber Cereals that Actually Taste Good

By , SparkPeople Blogger
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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Comments

ELHUMLEKER 4/11/2018
I'm going to try both raisin brans!!!! I'm always looking for ways to get more fiber in my diet!!! Report
CINDYBEL 4/11/2018
Post Shredded Wheat n Bran is my favorite, especially with blueberries or peaches. I also love Post Raisin Bran. The fiber in Fiber One products does not agree with me so I don't eat it. Report
SLIMSHAPE18 4/11/2018
I always liked Post Raisin Bran. Alao, can make somw great little cookies with them for an ocassional treat Report
ELRIDDICK 4/6/2018
Thanks for sharing Report
KHALIA2 3/30/2018
I love the Raisin Bran cereal. Report
HAWKTHREE 2/8/2018
When I had to go low carb to control diabetes, I was absolutely positive I could find a decent low carb cereal. Not possible. Report
BABY_GIRL69 9/1/2017
Eventually I guess I'm going to have to go cardboard and enjoy each and every bite...UGH Report
CED1106 5/30/2017
How much simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, are in these cereals? Fiber is good, but sugar isn't. Report
ELRIDDICK
Thanks for sharing Report
Description of #1 doesn't make sense. Report
The blurb for #1 needs to be edited. I'm not sure what you are trying to say there. I think you mean that the 2 cereals are similar but not sure. Report
I'm another Fiber One fan. What I've done in the past is mix the serving size of the regular (1/2 cup) and 1/2 c of the Honey Clusters. It tastes great and it really packs the fiber!
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I like many of the Bob's Red Mill cooked cereals. Too many packaged cereals have too much sugar or sodium for me. Report
Post Shredded Wheat n Bran is the clear winner here - no added sugar, sodium, or artificial sweeteners. It's the only cold cereal I eat anymore. Report
Are any of the cereals mentioned GMO-free? As a biologist who teaches genetics at the college level, I avoid GMOs like the plague. Report
I like the Post Shredded Wheat Spoon size wheat and bran cereal. I pour hot water over it and eat it as a hot cereal and add berries. Report
CEWHITMORE
I agree with other comments; too much sugar in most of these cereals! I try to find cereals with more fiber than sugar, and no artificial sweetners. Kashi's Autumn Wheat has 1 gram more sugar than fiber; that's as high as I'll go. Report
My favorite is actually not listed. I love Trader Joe's High Fiber O's. Most of what I eat though is homemade granola. Report
JSIEVERT
Add me to the list of folks who like Fiber One cereal. I really like the taste, and so does my husband, who is very picky when it comes to cereal. Report
I'm a fiber cereal expert, tried them all. Trader Joes high fiber cereal is a treat. Also, plain ole' All Bran is a winner, (I put it over Fage greek yogurt I've mixed w TJoes Moreno cherries).I look for no sugar or chemicals (aspartame) along with high fiber content. Report
I love fiber one...I add yogurt and fresh strawberries or any berries or a banana ....with flaxseed....I have this every morning..... Report
Love my raisin bran. Bought Fiber One recently because it had higher fiber haven't tried it yet. Now you all have me doubting if I should try it. Report
GIASBASH6260
The reason why these taste good is because they're all processed garbage with sugar and other added ingredients that are not healthy :(

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For cereal, I take plain oatmeal, add some ground flaxseed, cinnamon, a few raisons. I pre-measure it all into small baggies. When I am ready, I put ir in a bowl, add a little hot water. Yum. All natural and inexpensive. Report
No way would I ever buy Fiber One. Aspartame is a poison :( :( Report
I was looking for a low sodium, low sugar cereal when I found Post's Shredded Wheat n' Bran cereal. I couldn't believe 0 sodium, 0 sugar! Ingredients didn't list any of those sugar alternatives either. I love the taste & was glad for the 8 or 9 grams of fiber!! Thx. Report
NDOWLING14
Kashi GoLean is our favorite, it contains 10g's of fiber & 13g's of protein per serving! Report
HEALTHYGEEK
Another list of high fiber cereals:
blog.caloricious.com/2011/05/24/
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ALISANN2
The Costco cereal has a great muffin recipe, too. Need to cut the butter down in the topping but it is a good muffin! Report
CATHY5422
I am looking for a NON SWEET high fiber cereal. Everything that is made has to much sweetness for me. I don't line a lot of sweetness but need LOTS of fiber. I will try some of the above. Fiber One has way to much sweetness for me. Why can't suppliers make a nice high fiber cereal and let us add our own amount of sweetness. Why do they have to dictate the sweetness. People have different tasts. Report
LIFEPATHYOGA
Just noticed this blog as I was searching for an alternative high fiber cereal to Fiber One. I noticed that someone mentioned that Fiber One was left out and another person mentioned that Fiber One has no added sugar and is naturally sweet. While it is the highest fiber cereal I have found, I noticed on the box that it has artificial sweetener. It says it clearly on the box on the bottom of the ingredients list - Contains Phenylalanine - which is aspartame. There are numerous reports about the poisonous effects of artificial sweeteners, so because of that, I won't eat it, which is a shame because it is the highest fiber cereal I've found. I don't know why companies keep using that when there is a natural, no calorie sweetener - Stevia - that could easily be used in place of the artificial poison of aspartame. Report
MRWHATSIT
Don't they make Grapenuts anymore? Report
My favorite high fiber cereal is All Bran Strawberry Medley. And oatmeal. Report
I love the Kashi Go Lean--I couldn't believe the fiber content and the protein is also 13g per serving (1 cup) which is amazing for a cereal--most only have about 3-6g per serving from what I've seen. It seems to be the best balance of nutrients for me. It's nice to be off to such a great start after only one meal, plus I seem to not feel as hungry after this compared to other cereals (except oatmeal of course). The Fiber One honey clusters is okay, but I really didn't like the caramel one--way too sweet and sickly tasting. Report
I love Raisin Bran. Too many of the cereals have a high sugar content, or if it is reduced, the sodium content is high. Report
I hadn't even considered that the Great Value brand cereals could possibly taste good. Thank you for the heads up concerning that possibility!

Be blessed! Report
When I eat the shredded wheat, which is rarely, I usually add half a banana to it so that it it palatable. It's not "bad," but to me it is very bland. Report
I too love Post Shredded Wheat. Report
_MAOMAO_
I love Fiber One, where's that, and Uncle Sam's? The Costco cereal looks great, and Kashi and Barbara's are always great-tasting healthy cereals.

I was disappointed that the article starts out quoting fiber and price per serving. Then it changes to just fiber per serving. The last couple entries do not list fiber or price per serving. Report
LYNNEEEEPOOH
Tried the Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan and I really love it. Tried Fiber One years ago...on everything...salads included. I guess I went wild and ate beyond the recommended amount. Well, no need to tell you what happened, but I was one step away from calling laser md for relief. LOL! Report
6FOOT7GIANT
THE BEST??? Trader Joe's High Fiber Cereal. 80 Calories, 5 Calories from fat. 9g of Dietery Fiber, 3g of Protein. PLUS... it only costs like $2.88 or less a box!!! I buy 6 boxes at a time so I always have it on hand and I keep one at work in case I need a snack. NO HFC's, NO Artificial Sweetners. I eat it without milk... just DELICIOUS! Report
MAGZ84
The Fiber One cereals are great and I believe should be included here. All that I have tried taste great and are very good for you. I also typically add a sliced banana, as well to add some potassium. Report
Add me to the Fibre1 fan club. Love it with 1/2 cup blueberries. I've been enjoying it now for a year. Whoever wrote this list should definitely include it. Report
BABS954
I agree with Sweetpea05. Fiber One's Honey Clusters is great and affords 13g. dietary fiber in 1 cup. some only afford you 1/2 c. but not this cereal.
The taste is like having dessert. I use 1t. cinnamon, 7-walnut halves and soy milk in mine. Yummy indeed. Report
Sorry not to see Fiber One listed. I really like their Honey Clusters and Caramel Delight!! Report
CHANDLERLMS
Why does this site have a vendetta against Fiber One? I swear, it's always left out of healthy cereal articles.

I have a bowl of Fiber One Honey Clusters every morning and switching to it was one of the best food decisions I've made! Report
SUMMER_SKY1
I agree with Fibre One. I eat the original. It has 56% of you daily fibre requirements per serving and has NO ADDED SUGAR and no artifical sweetener. It is naturally sweet, made with graham flour. Report
ALC71261
I love the Kashi products. They really boost my fiber intake. But my favorite cereal is still Cheerios
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I have Kashi Go-Lean Crunch! It has 8 grams of Fibre and it lasts me till lunch time! I love it! Report
FANCYDRAGONFLY
My favorite on that list is the Post Mini Shredded Wheat. Off the list, I love Kashi Autumn Harvest. But usually I just make my own Craisin Bran with plain bran flakes plus Craisins. My husband does it too, and he puts pecans or other nuts in his (I currently can't do the nuts, but he says it rocks). Report
 
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