Hungry Girl Goes… In Search of Breakfast Cereal!
While I'm not the biggest cereal fan on the planet, these finds are particularly good. Check 'em out and let the crunching begin!
This slightly cocoa-y cereal is one of the best new cereals out there. It's so amazingly good, I kind of love it. Eat it the standard way (with milk), pop the pieces right in your mouth (as a snack), or make marshmallow treats out of the stuff (so good!).
Each 3/4-cup serving has 100 calories, 1g fat, 1g fiber, and a PointsPlus™ value of 3.
Special K Blueberry Cereal
The Special K people have some pretty rockin' guilt-free cereals in their lineup, but this one is particularly delicious. The cool thing about this cereal is that each flake has blueberry bits baked in, so you don't have to go hunting around the bowl trying to get fruit and cereal in each bite, they're already together. How convenient!
Each 3/4-cup serving has 110 calories, 0g fat, 3g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
Fiber One Caramel Delight
If you swore off Cinnamon Toast Crunch, opting instead for cereals higher in fiber, you're gonna be so happy when you taste this. It totally has that sugary, crunchy thing going on (add a little cinnamon to it, and you're there), plus… check out the fiber count. Nine grams in a cereal this delicious? Unheard of!
Each 1-cup serving has 180 calories, 3g fat, 9g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 5.
Kashi GoLean Crisp! Toasted Berry Crumble
This cereal gives you that "I'm eating granola!" feeling without being unfairly dense in calories. It seems a little lighter and fluffier than conventional granola, but the clusters are delicious and full of fruity goodness. This stuff would be great in a parfait with fat-free yogurt. Yum!
Each 3/4-cup serving has 180 calories, 3.5g fat, 8g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 5.
Amy's Multi-Grain Hot Cereal Bowl
People who like hot cereal but find the whole oat-cooking process tedious and don't care for instant oats, listen up! This cereal is hearty and full of many grains, plus it lives in your freezer, heats up without any trouble, and even comes in its own bowl. The only way eating a balanced hot cereal breakfast could get any easier is if this stuff spooned itself into your mouth. (Oh how I secretly wish that would happen!)
Each bowl has 190 calories, 1.5g fat, 5g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 5.
Barbara's Bakery Puffins, Peanut Butter
Anything that tastes like peanut butter is awesome. And anything that tastes like peanut butter and is low in calories = double awesome. Which is why you'll fall pretty hard for these puffy, crunchy cereal bites. Slice some fresh berries into a bowl of cereal, and it'll be like eating a bowl of crispy peanut butter & jelly. Wheeee!
Each 3/4-cup serving has 110 calories, 2g fat, 2g fiber, and a PointsPlus value of 3.
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