How Healthy Is Your Cereal Bowl?

Posted By Janis Jibrin on June 26, 2012

Is your bowl a little boring? Your breakfast is supposed to help wake you up—not put you back to bed.  My cereal bowl is an elaborate affair, a mix of several types of cereal (gotta get all those textures in) plus fruit and nuts. It’s also not low in calories, but that serves me well. I don’t even think about food for three hours after eating, which helps keep the rest of my day’s calories in check.

About 10 different types of cereals rotate in and out of my kitchen. Usually, I mix three together. Here’s what happens to be in my bowl today:

15 biscuits of Kashi Autumn Wheat
1/2 cup Nature’s Path Flax Plus
2 tablespoons granola (I forgot to show it in the photo outside the bowl)
2 tablespoons roasted, unsalted sunflower seeds (or almonds or walnuts)
1 chopped nectarine
1 cup fat-free milk

Grand total:
Calories: 494
Protein: 21 g
Carbohydrate: 77 g
Dietary Fiber: 12 g
Sugars: 33 g (most naturally occurring from the nectarine and milk)
Total Fat: 15 g
Saturated Fat: 1.6 g
Cholesterol: 5 mg
Calcium: 347 mg
Sodium: 198 mg

What kind of cereal(s) do you put in your bowl?

To see a photo of the ingredients in my cereal bowl, go to my blog

Reprinted with permission from