Cereal continues to be the breakfast of champions – if you make the right choice. While too many boxes along the cereal aisle contain excess fat, sugar, and salt, there are plenty of whole-grain options too that are low in sugar, high in fiber, and full of protein.
*All nutritional amounts based on 1-cup serving. All cereals listed feature a whole grain as the first ingredient and are ranked based on their nutrition (ideally, with more than 5 grams of fiber and protein, and fewer than 10 grams sugar), their ingredient list, and taste.
Kashi GoLean Original
160 calories, 10g fiber, 13g protein, 9g sugar
We love this cereal for its double whammy of protein and fiber. In fact, this Kashi classic leads the pack in protein per serving in this ranking, with a whopping 13g per cup. Pour a bowl of GoLean Original, and you'll also be rewarded with a flavorful blend of honey-touched puffs and crunchy twigs. The only drawback is that the cereal gets most of its protein from toasted soybeans, or soy grits, and some men may want to watch their soy intake.