The breakfast cereal breakdown

Unfortunately most breakfast cereals are loaded with added sugar and not much else. My Coco-Nutty Granola is a great sugar-free option for those looking for some crunch in their breakfast, but if you find yourself short on time and need to grab something from the supermarket, take this list with you.

“Eating a Heart Foundation-approved cereal (like Kelloggs Just Right) and a glass of apple juice for breakfast every day will add up to almost half a kilo of sugar ​by the end of the week.” – David Gillespie, author.


The best low-sugar cereals in Australia:

● Traditional plain oats: Check out Carmans, Coles, Woolworths, Lowan and Uncle Tobys. Abundant Earth Organic Puffed Kamut/Corn/Millet/Rice.

● Sanitarium Puffed Wheat. Uncle Tobys Vita Brits.

● The Muesli. It’s organic, gluten-free and fruit-free.

● Food For Health: Liver Cleansing Muesli. Goldenvale Wheat Biscuits.

● Coles Whole Wheat Biscuits. Lowan Rice Flakes.

● Real Good Food toasted cereal topping and organic fruit-free natural muesli.


The best low-sugar cereals in America:

● Natures Path: Original hot oatmeal, kamut puffs, corn puffs, millet puffs.

● Post Foods Shredded Wheat. Barbara’s Bakery Shredded Wheat.

● Cascadian Farm – Purely O’s. Kashi 7: Wholegrain Puffs cereal.

● Quaker: puffed wheat, puffed rice, shredded wheat, original oats.


A note on store-bought cereals: ​Checking the sugar content of store-bought cereals isn’t always enough. Many cereals are overly processed, so we recommend you check the ingredients list for artificial sweeteners, artificial flavours and processed ingredients. The fewer ingredients on the list the better.

A note on milk: ​Serve with full-fat milk. If you’re lactose intolerant serve with coconut milk or Homemade Almond Milk.


The better low-sugar cereals in the UK

● Natures Path: Original hot oatmeal, kamut puffs, corn puffs, millet puffs.

● Kashi 7: Wholegrain Puffs cereal.

● Mornflake: Organic oats, oatbran, toasted oatbran.

● The Good Grain Co: Puffed wheat.

● Traditional Plain oats: Check out Waitrose, Flahavan, Jordans.

FACT: ​Coconut milk + cinnamon + oats = delicious porridge

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