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07-05-2011, 10:11 AM
I am getting really bored of eating porridge or weetabix everyday, it gets pretty boring! Today I was naughty and had coco pops for breakfast :o

Is there such a thing as healthy cereal that actually tastes nice aswell?

What do you lot do for breakfast?

07-05-2011, 10:17 AM
I'm of the mind that portion matters a lot. So if you wanted to eat coco pops... you could... you just have to watch the portion.

That being said, there are plenty of cereals out there that are possibly "healthier" depending on what your visions of health are.

I love Kashi GoLean cereals. They're crunchy and sweet. You obviously can't eat the whole box, but I prefer the ingredients in them over the latest kid craze box of Sugar Frosted Milk.

I also like oat bran and hot whole grain oatmeals. I usually heat those up and then put in some dried blueberries or maple syrup on my own so I can control what goes into it exactly.

07-05-2011, 11:06 AM
Special K is nice :) you could have a chocolate cereal like wheeto's as its wholegrain but you'll have to watch your portion size. I also like Fruit 'n' fibre, but again because of the fruit and nuts in it you'd have to watch your portions. On the other hand you could dress up your porridge or weetabix, with natural yogurt, fruit (banana's,strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are good)

07-05-2011, 11:14 AM
Can you be a little more specific about what you're looking for with "taste"? Are you trying to find something that's sweet?

I have really cut down on my white sugar intake, which has helped keep me feeling fuller longer and helped me not have so many sugar cravings.

I'm not sure what's available in the UK, but I would second the recommendation for Kashi cereals. I'm also a HUGE fan of plain rolled oats (not quick-cooking) mixed raw into plain Greek yogurt (more protein!) with a touch of vanilla and cinnamon. Add some fruit and it's plenty sweet without sugar.

07-05-2011, 11:58 AM
I love the taste of fiber 1 orginal crunch cereal. it's very filling (half your fiber for the day), is great as cereal or sprinkled over a little yogurt with some fresh fruit.

07-05-2011, 12:07 PM
You could try granola with yogurt and fruit or a fruit smoothie. In terms of cereal try oatmeal with vanilla extract, cinnamon, splenda brown sugar and any kind of berry. I also like the kashi cereals

07-05-2011, 12:12 PM
Honestly I eat honey nut cherrios with my daughter, 220 cals for 1cup of cereal and 1 cup of milk. Or I have a Blueberry ego waffle with her, 1 tsp becel, and a tbsp of syrup, only 190 cals, Both taste good

07-05-2011, 02:06 PM
Thanks for all the suggestions.

I live in the UK and I don't believe we get those Kashi cereals here..... I've been looking on at the nutrition in cereals, many of them are actually not that bad. Like cheerios, I read that any of the whole grain stuff is best, and those are all good things like shreddies and cookie crisp (love that) but like

I just looked at Granola, that looks great, I'm going to try that this week. Thats a good point Lovely, it is all about moderation.

I do normally have banana smoothies for breakfast, but it does sometimes get boring. :D

07-08-2011, 12:07 AM
I think mini-wheats are actually fairly good, they have some sugar on them but according to calorie count's website it's only 10 grams of sugar for 1 cup, which isn't bad.

07-08-2011, 12:25 AM
Im not a breakfast fan, (which is likely half my battle since its the most important meal) but I have found that Kashi go lean crunch mixed with my favorite flavor of low fat yogurt instead of milk is really great. You can even add in fresh berries. It also makes a great parfait type snack!

07-08-2011, 01:12 AM
My favorite "healthy" cereal is Honey Bunches of Oats-- Yum! Recently we've been eating Fiber One 80 Calorie cereal however, as it was on sale and I had some killer coupons. Only .87 cents per box? Yes please! ;) You get a 3/4 cup bowl of cereal for 80 cals, add 1/2 cup Almond milk and you've got breakfast for 110 calories!

07-08-2011, 07:38 AM
Dorset Cereals are reasonably good, and Tesco sells several of them. I have a box of the Super High Fibre one (oddly, not the highest-fibre cereal they sell by now) in the cupboard for when I don't have time for porridge.

07-08-2011, 08:49 AM
Like the others, not sure what is defined by "tastes good", but I really love the taste of Nature's Path Flax Plus Cereal.

Their Pumpkin Raisin cereal is awesome, too.

My normal breakfast is usually the above cereals, if I'm in a hurry.
Otherwise, I make steel cut oats, or have fage 2% greek yogurt with fruit(berries, figs, OR a spoonful of all fruit jam).

Occasionally, it's toast with honey, or eggs and toast. I'm generally well behaved at breakfast. hehe

As has also been mentioned, if you truly can't get into the other cereals, have your cocoa puffs - just practice portion control. I will say that eventually you do come to prefer the taste and SATIETY of real foods and cereals with whole grains, though.

07-08-2011, 03:53 PM
If you like bananas, Kellogg's Fruit n Fibre is really tasty and the coconut makes the milk taste tropical.

07-08-2011, 05:08 PM
I am getting really bored of eating porridge or weetabix everyday, it gets pretty boring! Today I was naughty and had coco pops for breakfast :o

Is there such a thing as healthy cereal that actually tastes nice aswell?

What do you lot do for breakfast?

Rasin Bran!! It is very good for you. The Rasins give you the sweet taste you love to get from cereal. Except it is a natural sweetness rather then throwing sugar on it lol. Plus you have the bran flakes in it as well. This is my go to cereal when I dont have my egg whites.

07-10-2011, 01:48 AM
I eat Gluten Free, so one of my favs is Chex gf flavors. If you can find it, my absolute fav is vanilla crunch by Natures Path. It has various textures with several whole grains like quinoa, flax seed, and more all flavored with vanilla. Totally organic, 3g of fiber, 7g of sugar. Yum-o!
Available onlinebif cat find in your local grocery.


07-28-2011, 07:44 AM
I sometimes have oatmeal or multi grain cheerios, but usually Optimum Slim cereal by Nature's Path Organics. I think it's a Canadian-based company, though, so I'm not sure if it's available elsewhere. One cup has 210 calories, 2g fat and 9g fibre, and I think it tastes great. I'm finding that 6g or more fibre at breakfast works well for me. But whatever cereal I have, I nearly always add blueberries, strawberries or raspberries. I love my cereal and berries :)

07-28-2011, 02:46 PM
Special K isn't actually that great a cereal because it lacks fiber and has too much sugar.

07-29-2011, 01:57 PM
Not cereal, but you did ask what we do for breakfast. :)

My usual breakfasts:
-1 piece of whole wheat (or sprouted grain) toast spread with 1/2 oz neufchatel cheese and an egg white cooked with spinach (with or without slices of tomato)
-1 piece of whole wheat toast spread with roasted red pepper spread, a piece of turkey bacon, and an egg white cooked with spinach
-A whole wheat wrap with a veggie egg white omelette with or without cheese inside
-Homemade turkey sausage patties with eggs or egg whites (or an omelette)
-Cheesy grits
-"Huevos Rancheros" with mixed vegetables cooked with salsa, an egg, on a pan fried sprouted grain tortilla, topped with fresh Parmesan.

07-29-2011, 02:07 PM
Kashi has some good ones... I forgot the exact names, but the one with berries in it is really good and there's another Berry Blossom and Vanilla Island kinds that are good. Their granola is good too - chocolate/coconut one is the best, but watch the portion.