Why Add Whole-Grain Cereal to Your Plate
This month, CNP is all about cereal! Cereal can be a great source of whole grains and fiber. Learn about adding whole-grain cereal to your plate!
- Grains give you energy and can be a great way to start your day.
- Whole-grain cereals can be a good source of B vitamins, iron, folate, potassium, and magnesium.
- 1 cup of flake or round cereal or 11/4 cups of puffed cereal = 1 serving of grains.
- Enjoy cereal for breakfast, snacks, in trail mix, in fruit and yogurt parfaits, or in no-bake cookies.
- Whole-grain cereals are a good source of fiber, which is good for your digestive tract.
Learn more about cereal on the MyPlate website.
All About Cereal
If you find yourself arguing with your kids over how much sugary cereal they want to eat, try this little trick CNP educator Debbie Kelly used with her kids.
Click your way around our collection of cereal boxes and become a savvy cereal shopper! Fiber, sugar, whole-grains, and nutrition claims are all good things to consider when choosing a cereal.
Cereal Snack Mix
Join Marty Moose as he makes a batch of crunchy cereal snack mix! Try it with savory or sweet seasoning to make it your own.
Fruit & Nut Muffins
These muffins are super simple, filled with fruit and nuts, and completed with a sweet, crunchy streusel topping.
No-Bake Breakfast Cookies
No oven needed for these treats. With just a few ingredients you may already have on hand, you’ll have a tasty breakfast or snack.
Build A Healthy Breakfast
Build a Healthy Breakfast
Breakfast fuels your day. Build a healthy breakfast around your daily bowl of cereal and start the day super-charged!
Grab a bowl
- Remember portion size!
- 1 cup of cereal = 1 serving of grains
- A smaller bowl is a good way to keep your portions in check
Pick your cereal
- Avoid the sugar crash with low-sugar options
- Cereal made with whole-grains and full of fiber will keep you fuller for longer
Pick your dairy
- Low-fat milk or soy milk are great choices to add to cereal
- Change things up with a morning parfait. Use your favorite low-fat, low-sugar yogurt instead of milk
Pick your topping
- Fresh, frozen, canned, and dried fruit add bursts of color and flavor to your bowl
- Try 1 cup of banana, berries, peaches, or pineapple, or 1/2 cup of dried fruit
- Take your time to savor every bite!