Cereal and milk is a quintessential American breakfast, but a lot of the breakfast cereals on the market today are very high in sugar and/or carbohydrates for how much is in a serving. One example are Frosted Mini Wheats, which have 11 grams of sugar per serving and more carbohydrates than most people should be eating in an entire meal. We picked three healthy cereals that give you more bang for your buck and can also go beyond the breakfast bowl!

  1. Cascadia Pure O’s. Cheerios are a pantry staple, and these improve on the old favorite! Only 1 gram of sugar per serving and you can sprinkle almost any spice you like on them for an extra punch. They also go great in a homemade cereal bar, like this recipe! (link: http://www.yummymummykitchen.com/2014/10/cheerio-bars-recipe-school-snack-idea.html)
  2. Kashi Cinnamon Harvest. Similar in shape to Frosted Mini Wheats, but you get 7 more biscuits per serving in the bargain! Try this muffin recipe to use up the broken biscuits at the bottom of the box. (link: http://goodfoodnotmuchtime.com/2012/02/22/cinnamon-apple-wheat-muffins/)
  3. Bob’s Red Mill Apple Blueberry Granola. This granola is great because it’s lower in carbohydrates than the typical cereal. Good with milk or yogurt, throw a few almonds in there for some healthy fats. This granola is also perfect to use as a crumble topping. (link: http://www.yummly.com/recipe/external/Apple-Crumble-1210121)

Do you have a favorite healthy cereal? Share your favorites in the comments!