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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You missed Fiber One!!! They have a line of great tasting high-fiber cereals. I rarely reach my daily goal for fiber, but without high-fiber cereals, I wouldn't come even close. When I get the munchies, I try to reach for one of these cereals--it only takes a little to fill me up. Report
I love corn bran (quaker corn bran) low in calories and high in fiber always have with yogurt and fruit. Sometimes wil have cottage cheese instead of yogurt. Report
JOJOGRIFFIN
My favorite High Fiber cereal is the Ezekial line of cereals - they are great when made as a hot cereal as well! Report
DOLPHSWIFE
I really like the Post Shredded Wheat and Bran cereal. I mix in 1/4 cup of blueberries and 1/2 of a med banana, it is filling and delicious. After having the wheat and bran I no longer like the regular shredded wheat, it just tastes to plain. I also like this cereal because it has no sodium and only 1 gram of sugar.
Recently, I bought Trader Joe's O's. They are high in fiber and protein and do not have soy ( soy tastes like yuck), which I am allergic to. It tastes okay, but a little bit on the sawdust side with all of the fiber. But still it is worth the benefits of getting in your fiber and protein. Report
GAILYGIRL12
Why Doesn't anyone mention Sodium content in some of those cereals? I never eat a full serving of Raisin bran or Cherrios. Especially since my husband needs to watch Sodium content. I'll combine 1/2 serving of a high Na cereal with Shredded Wheat or Kashi Go Lean. I'll sometimes mix 3 cereals together[1/2cup+ 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup]
to get high fiber. I try to get least 10 fiber in cereals + 1 Tbsp. of flaxseed Mill and 1/2 banana or other fruit in season. I mix Flaxseed Mill in the hot oatmeal along with raisins and cinnamon. I sprinkle a generous amt. of cinnamom in ALL cereals ;its good to stabilize Blood Sugar. Report
AMARANTHA2
I like Kashi Good Friends but am not even sure if they make it anymore as I don't really look at the cereal aisle these days.

The sugar counts on a lot of the cereals mentioned in the blog are quite high.

A really good, old-fashioned low glycemic cereal is Uncle Sam's. Report
JOYCE05
I like the Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest. It has 6 gr fibre and says 0 gr sugar. But in the ingredients it lists Evaporated Cane Juice. Does anyone know what that is?
The cereal isn't sweet but the cinnamon gives it good flavor. Report
I love Kashi 7 grain puffed cereal. One cup is only 70 calories. I usually add fresh blueberries and a tablespoon of chopped walnuts. Yummo! Report
I have tried the Kashi and the Post Shredded Wheat and Bran. Both are OK, good as high fiber cereals go but I usually mix them with something else for taste. Report
It is good to know that there are now better tasting cereals with higher fiber content. I love Raisin Bran. Glad to know it is on the list. Report
KIMS76
I loooooove Raisin Bran! Report
Like a few of the other posters I would have liked to see a comparison of the amount of fiber and the calorie content of a serving. For myself, I am almost exclusively hooked on Kellogg's All Bran Buds. 12 gms of fiber packed into a 1/3rd cup serving which gives only 70 calories.
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Where is Uncle Sam cereal - good fiber and protein and VERY LITTLE sugar? Report
Sorry, usually love your articles, but I would have loved to see fiber, calories and cost per serving for each of these. Some had links, but that would take 20 minutes to find all that info. Author should have done all the research. Report
We're not huge cereal eaters, and I prefer not to shop at conventional stores - I would probably only try Barbara's or Kashi. Report
BUBBLED26
I LOVE FIBER ONE CEREAL!!! They have all kind of Fiber One products now too! Report
NPAUL929
I did not see Fiber One on the list. I currently have 4 boxes of Shredded wheat 'n Bran in my cupboard - it was on sale. However, taste is subjective - one tastes good to one may not taste good to another. Report
THINNERNEWME
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! Report
i will definitely try the shredded wheat! Report
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. Report
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. Report
DMOMMYOF3
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! is my fave. Report
BSWEET101
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. Report
TLAUER1
I prefer to stick to plain old oatmeal or shredded wheat (both unflavored) Report
SCHASEN
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? Report
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! Report
I use go lean or fiber one cereals because they are high in fiber. Report
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. Report
CHARYBDIS112
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! Report
I may give some of them a shot. :) Report
YELL_ERICA
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. Report
So nice to have more options available now days! Report
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.... Report
BLKERN
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. Report
MSLYNNET
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. Report
GLOWINGEMBER
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. Report
MAMASHO
l love the Kashi product,not too sweet and not tasteless its just great! Report
I recommend the Kashi cereals. I think they taste great. Don't need to add much splenda to them either. Report
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! Report
I love all Kashi cereals and like to mix them with UncleSam and Grape Nuts. Report
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. Report
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. Report
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. Report
I'll look for the Kirkland cereal next time I'm in Costco. Thx! Report
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. Report
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.. Report
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.

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IAGUINIGA
Which is a good cereal for Diabetic that low carbs Report
IAGUINIGA
How about the carb count in the cereal Report
ONEREDHATLADY
Simply Fiber both original and cinnamon are great also! Report
 
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