Cereal is a staple for breakfast and usually makes us feel awake and ready for the day. There is a reason behind that and it’s mainly due to the large amount of sugar that is added to your cereal. When looking at some of our most beloved cereal brands, some can contain an entire day’s worth of added sugar in a single bowl.
If added sugar is a concern to you, don’t worry, you don’t have to give up this delicious breakfast item. Some cereal brands don’t contain a speck of added sugar and can actually be good for us. Here are ten of the best low-sugar breakfast cereals you can add to your diet.
10. Kashi 7 Whole Grain Puffs
Kashi is known for packing the good stuff into their cereals. This one contains puffed wheat, brown rice, oats, barely, triticale, rye, buckwheat, and sesame seeds with no added sugar. One cup, which is a portion, has 70 calories, half a gram of fat, 15 grams of carb, 1 fiber, and 2 grams of protein.
9. Barbara’s Original Puffins
Puffins are just like Cap’n Crunch, but not loaded with sugar. They are crunchy pillows that have a hint of molasses to them that will satisfy your breakfast craving but not load you up on added sugar. It’s made with non-GMO corn bran that is high in fiber. One serving has 5 grams of fiber which is 20% your daily need. Per ¾ cup there is 5 grams of sugar.
8. Post Honey Bunches of Oats Honey Roasted
Honey Bunches of Oats will make you feel like you’re getting that delicious and sweet breakfast treat when you’re actually eating something healthy. These sweet flakes are complimented with super-crunchy, oat-studded clusters. The cereal is made from whole grain wheat and oats with 9 essential nutrients. ¾ of a cup is 6 grams of sugar.
7. General Mills Kix
For a lot of people, Kix was a staple of their childhood. The bright orange and yellow box contain light-as-air puffed corn that has the slightest bit of sweetness added on. It’s only 66 calories for ¾ of a cup and has 1.8 grams of sugar which is amazing.
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6. General Mills Cheerios
We see Cheerios commercials all the time about this cereal being good for our heart, and they’re not wrong. Cheerios are toasted oats that have a crunchy and crispy texture. They’re delicious as a breakfast cereal with milk but can also be used for so much more. Recently Cheerios also went non-GMO and ¾ of a cup is only 0.75 grams of sugar!
5. Love Grown Foods Power O’s Original
Power O’s are similar to Sturdy O’s, just a little healthier for you. They have almost a savory flavor and that is mainly because they’re blended with navy beans, lentils, and garbanzo beans. It’s a great morning boost since it will give you 6 grams of protein per serving. With only 2 grams of sugar per ¾ cup, that’s a good breakfast.
4. General Mills Wheaties
The breakfast of champions, right? Wheaties are delicious whole-grain flakes that helps fill you up but also have a little bit of a sweet side to them, so you don’t feel like you’re lacking your morning sweetness. Each serving has 3 grams of fiber and 4 grams of sugar.
3. Post Shredded Wheat
You’re lying to yourself if you don’t think milk covered shredded wheat is one of the best breakfast meals ever. This cereal is made from whole grain wheat and it pretty dang good for you. It comes packed with protein and fiber, perfect to get your morning started. With 8 grams of fiber, 7 grams of protein, and no added sugar per serving, you struck gold.
2. Cascadian Farms Purely O’s
Purely O’s is similar to Cheerios but they’re organic. The cereal s made from whole grain oats and barley, plus they have an awesome crunchy taste. There is a whopping 31 grams of whole grains pumped into this cereal, as well as, 4 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein. With only 1 gram of added sugar this is a great cereal to munch on.
1. General Mills Wheat Chex
Chex is generally a great breakfast cereal, but the wheat Chex takes the top spot when it comes to sugar. These crunchy and tasty little squares give us an awesome boost in the morning with 6 grams of fiber and 5 grams of protein per serving. With only 5 grams of added sugar per serving, you won’t have to worry about a sugar crash later in the day.
These ten cereals are all great to have in the morning, especially if you’re worried about added sugar. They are low in added sugar but still taste amazing and will leave you feeling stratified when you’re finished.