When it comes to eating breakfast during the week, I need something quick yet nutritious, so cereal is a popular choice. It amazes me how many different kinds of cereal there are out there, and how much they differ nutritionally. Want to see how they compare nutritionally? Then
This is the nutritional info for one cup of cereal. The ** before the name indicates that the cereal contains high fructose corn syrup or regular corn syrup.
|Cereal||Calories||Total Fat (g)||Carbs (g)||Fiber (g)||Sugars (g)||Protein (g)|
|Barbara's Organic O's
|Barbara's Shredded Oats||176||2||36.8||4||9.6||4.8|
|Barbara's Wild Puffs (Cocoa)||110||1||25||1||9||2|
|Cheerios (Honey Nut)||112||1.2||24||1.8||10.5||2.7|
|Cheerios (Multi Grain)||110||1||23||3||6||2|
|Kashi Go Lean||140||1||30||10||6||13|
|Kashi Go Lean Crunch||190||3||36||8||13||9|
|Kellogg's Mini Wheats (unfrosted)||200||1.5||46||6||1||6|
|**Kellogg's Raisin Bran||190||1.5||45||7||19||5|
|**Kellogg's Rice Krispies||96||0||20.7||0||2.4||1.6|
|Nature's Path Corn Flakes||146.7||1.3||32||2.7||4||2.7|
|Nature's Path Crispy Rice||146.7||2||32||2.7||4||2.7|
|Nature's Path Optimum Power||210||2.5||40||10||12||8|
|Nature's Path Panda Puffs||173.3||3.3||32||2.7||9.3||4|
|**Special K||120||.5||22||less than 1||4||7|
|**Special K Red Berries||110||0||25||1||10||3|
|**Total Raisin Bran||160||1||40||5||17||3|
I included the nutritional info for cereals you'd find at mainstream grocery stores and health food stores. The ones that sound healthy often contain high amounts of sugar because of the corn syrup, so be sure to read through the list of ingredients to make sure the cereal you choose is made with mostly whole grains. I always shoot for the ones that have the least amount of ingredients, the ones made with whole grains, and the ones with high amounts of fiber.
Fit's Tips: When comparing cereals on your own, check the serving sizes. Although the info above is based on one cup servings, cereal serving sizes tend to range from 1/2 a cup to 1 1/4 cup. So you may think a cereal is low in calories, but the serving size may be small.