If you’ve noticed cereal making a comeback, you’re not imagining things! In recent years cereal has once again become a breakfast staple, meeting the flavors and ingredients of all.
Cereal is a great option for busy mornings because it’s quick, affordable and can provide a healthy dose of important nutrients. Finding the right cereal for you is even easier now as brands like General Mills and Kellogg’s are labeling many of the essential nutrients in their cereals on the front of the box! And, if watching sugar content is important to you, note that most cereals have reduced the amount of added sugar per serving.
One of the main stars in cereal is fiber. Cereals with 3 grams or more per serving are a good source of your daily fiber needs. Other key nutrients you can find include iron, folate, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and potassium. Not only do cereals stand out on their own nutritionally, but they are often eaten with milk or yogurt and topped with fruits and or nuts making them an excellent vehicle for getting necessary nutrients into your body.
We know it’s easy to get overwhelmed by choices thanks to the vast array of cereal brands and types but have no fear. When you can’t choose just one, don’t! Mix it up by combining two cereals. Serve up a bowl of Froot Loops and whole grain Cheerios for a fruity and fun cereal experience.
Next time you’re in the cereal aisle, feel confident in your choice of a nutritionally dense breakfast option and don’t be afraid to get creative with your own cereal combinations!