General chatter - Breakfast Cereals
01-16-2009, 05:53 AM
I've just starting eating breakfast.. and looking for the best cereal out there for you.. Have been eating Special K.. But are there any others? Can ya help me out on this one...
01-16-2009, 06:11 AM
Thank you for making this post! I'm also interested in knowing what delicious healthy cereals I should be eating. I haven't learned how to read labels yet, but I'm doing a nutrition course starting MONDAY. woot
01-16-2009, 06:22 AM
The only cereal that 1 cup will actually satisfy me is nature's path optimum power breakfast, it's in the natural food section 190 cals but i think it's worth it
01-16-2009, 06:40 AM
I'm totally living off of Bran Flakes lately..I also love Quakers Weight Control Oatmeal.
01-16-2009, 08:22 AM
i like most of Kashi's cereals. Most of them are higher in fiber. But with that being said, on the mornings i eat cereal..i always have to have a snack about 2 hrs later since cereal never holds me over. If i have a breakfast higher in protien (such as egg whites) then i stay full longer
01-16-2009, 08:29 AM
I was going to mention Kashi cereals. My fave at the moment is Strawberry Fields.
01-16-2009, 08:33 AM
I like Multi-Grain Cheerios a lot, and the Yogurt Burst Cheerios for the days when I want something a little sweeter. But like someone else mentioned, it never holds me over unless I eat a couple of pieces of wheat toast with some PB on it, along with the cereal....
01-16-2009, 08:36 AM
I eat cereal about once a week. It is usually oatmeal. On occasion I will have a Kashi cereal or a measured amount of granola.
01-16-2009, 08:56 AM
I eat Kashi Go-Lean Crunch every morning. It is really good, and filling, plus it has tons of protein and fiber.
01-16-2009, 09:42 AM
I eat Kashi cereal and oatmeal. I also eat Peace cereal.
01-16-2009, 09:48 AM
I like the Trader Joe's cereals. Their high fiber o's are great as well as shredded wheat. They also have others. I don't really eat cold cereals though except a couple times a year.
For hot cereals, I like steel cut oats or bob's red mill high fiber cereal.
01-16-2009, 09:55 AM
I have a hard time with cereal as I want to overeat it, so I usually have cereal only once a month. Fiber One is great because it's like half the calories of any other cereal. Personally I really like rice cereals and when I need some "comfort" I'll choose Rice Chex with a banana, but it probably isn't the best nutrition-wise and the calories add up pretty quickly. I love steel cut oatmeal with a few raisins. I've tried the Kashi cereals and I'm not a huge fan.
01-16-2009, 10:09 AM
I eat hot cereal every day year round. Either steel cut oats or toasted oat bran. In order to get more protein with it, I add a Tbs of peanut or almond butter and it keeps me full much longer.
01-16-2009, 10:10 AM
I forgot to add that cereal and milk alone wouldn't cut it for me. I would be ravenous in an hour. I make my oatmeal with protein powder (and often a Tbs of peanut butter). Other cereals I will have alongside eggs, either over easy or as an omelet.
01-16-2009, 10:16 AM
love my kashi cereals. I often eat a bowl for dinner even
01-16-2009, 10:36 AM
Cereal and milk never fills me up! I wants 4 bowls :o And a couple hours later I want four more :o :o
Kashi GoLean is a bit more filling, but I still want a really big bowl.
Mostly, I just use cereal (granola) to add some crunch to my yogurt and berries.
01-16-2009, 10:46 AM
I just finished a box of Post Trail Mix Crunch, but I also like the Kashis. I see Newman's Own has a line of cereals now but haven't seen them in any stores yet
01-16-2009, 11:57 AM
i absolutely adore kashi go lean crunch, but i have to agree with the other posters here in that it doesn't satisfy me for very long. one way around that is that i take half a serving of my favorite cereal and i add one cup of puffed wheat. it adds so much more volume and keeps you satisfied for a little bit longer.
01-16-2009, 12:16 PM
I have it just about every day. I measure out 1/2 C of TJ's Os and 1/2 C of some really high fiber cereal. I add 1/2 C blue berries and 1 small banana. I also use 1 C unsweetened almond milk and sprinkle some cinnamon over the entire thing along with Splenda.
Some days I'm hungry 2 hours later so I'll have a snack of some sort or a Soup At Hand for 80 cals.
If you have a TJ's nearby, go there. They have a wonderful selection and some of the best prices around.
Shannon in ATL
01-16-2009, 12:47 PM
I love Kashi Go Lean & Go Lean Crunch Clusters & Go Lean Crunch Honey Almond Flax. Like others have said, though, not enough to keep me form being hungry in a couple of hours. I mix the Clusters with lowfat vanilla yogurt and blueberries, that makes it stick around a little longer sometimes.
01-16-2009, 12:58 PM
Hmmm. I have some low fat yogurt in the fridge. Why on earth don't I remember to mix it in with my cereal?
01-16-2009, 01:10 PM
also a fan of kashi golean crunch - i eat it once a week or so. i don't have the same problem others do, though. it blows up my innards with such forceful gas that sometimes i don't WANT to put anything else in my stomach for hours afterwards. i try to coordinate my kashi days with the days DH has black beans and beer for dinner, so i don't feel so bad keeping him awake that evening. :) yes, it's that powerful.
01-16-2009, 06:56 PM
I really like Nature's Path organic Optimum slim, Fibre one Honey clusters, Kashi honey puffed 7 grain...
I DO find these keep me satisfied till my snack 2-2.5 hours later.
01-16-2009, 07:16 PM
I like one by Trader Joe's that's called something simple - like High Fiber Cereal or sth. It has bran-crunchy-thingies, nuts, raisins, and craisins. YUM!
01-17-2009, 08:27 AM
So the most eaten cereal here is Kashi Cereal.. Do I find that in the special food section at the store.. Will give it a try.. Thank you..:dizzy:
01-17-2009, 10:59 AM
I pretty much stick to TOTAL and oatmeal when I have cereal for breakfast.
01-17-2009, 11:36 AM
My fav cereal is Quaker oatmeal squares Cinnamon. But
Recently ive switched to the Quaker weight control oatmeal (maple and brown sugar is good) and a hard boiled egg. This keeps me full WAY longer than cereal
Redneck- KAshi, well atleast at the sroes around here, can be found in the organic section.
01-17-2009, 01:23 PM
Where I shop the Kashi cereals are in the regular cereal section. I love to have Kashi Go Lean with yogurt and blueberries for breakfast!
01-17-2009, 03:36 PM
Where I shop the Kashi cereals are in the regular cereal section
The supermarket nearest my home, last time they remodeled and rearranged they took all the natural items and put them into the aisles alongside their conventional counterparts (on their own shelf, with a "natural/organic" sign; but in the freezer section the natural brands are still segregated, and there's also a separate refrigerator case for natural products). Makes sense to me, I don't see why some supermarkets segregate all the natural stuff anyway. What's the matter, are the health buffs afraid the Kashi is gonna get contaminated if it's next to regular Cheerios?
01-18-2009, 07:08 AM
Thank you again Everyone...