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.
Nature's Path Optimum Slim Low Fat Vanilla Cereal
200 calories, 9g protein, 9g fiber, 6g sugar
This is the ideal cereal for those who don't like plain, old flakes, but want a touch of something sweeter in the morning (or night). A touch of vanilla adds flavor without boosting the sugar content, while Optimum Slim keeps you full throughout the day or night with 9 grams each of fiber and protein. We only wish the cereal got its protein from something other than soy flour.