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.
Post Shredded Wheat
170 calories, 6g fiber, 6g protein, 0g sugar
This classic cereal ranks fourth on our ranking due to its impressive nutrition, widespread availability, complete lack of sugar, and super-short ingredient list, which is made up of just one item: whole-grain wheat. Add sliced banana, a drizzle of honey, or a sprinkle of cinnamon with stevia, and you have a filling and flavorful morning meal.