In an effort to make your family’s morning an easy one, we are all tempted to reach for the sugary sweetness of most breakfast cereals. But to avoid the inevitable sugar crash that follows, try switching up your breakfast routine. Instead, reach for these healthy cereals for a better jumpstart on the day.
Frosted Mini Wheats pack a whopping eight layers of whole grains, 24% of your necessary daily fiber, and help you maintain a healthy weight by keeping your tummy full. The light top layer of frosting makes for a super sweet contrast.
Special K is amazing in any of its many flavors ranging from chocolate with strawberries to vanilla with almonds that even the kids will love it. The beauty of these flavorful cereals is they provide over 10 vitamins and minerals (including folic acid for mommies-to-be), whole grain, and are only around 110 calories per cup! (photo credit)
Chex provides seven tasty and beneficial cereals geared towards those who need to be gluten-free. Boasting zero saturated fats, high levels of iron and no cholesterol, Chex also makes a variety of cereals for the sweet tooth in you while containing less than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
Kashi is committed to providing foods that are natural and nutrient-dense. With the cold months lurking around the corner, opt for their hot cereals in honey, maple, or cinnamon oatmeal flavors. These cereals contain ideal daily levels of fiber, protein, and whole grains. (photo credit)
Cheerios are a long-standing family favorite for a variety of reasons. There are currently 10 assorted flavors all made with whole grain natural oats, containing up to 14 vitamins and minerals, while helping lower cholesterol and reducing the risk of heart disease! (photo credit)
To combat mid-morning cravings, your cereal choice should be high in fiber to keep you feeling fuller longer. A great high-fiber favorite is Fiber One with seven different options, all 100 calories or less per serving, Fiber One cereals provide at least 35% of daily fiber as well as excellent levels of folic acid and iron! (photo credit)
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It provides us a much-needed mental and physical jumpstart to our day, so make it count! What other healthy, nutrient-dense cereals do you think should make the list?!