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You should look for “whole grain“ as the first ingredient in your cereal as a good indicator for fibre content. Look for at least 4 grams of fibre per serving. Adult recommendations are between 25 grams (women) to 38 grams (men) of fibre a day. For kids:
Look for 8 grams or less of added sugar: less is better, of course. For those visual people like me, 4 grams of sugar = 1 teaspoon. Try sweetening an unsweetened cereal with fresh, frozen or dried fruit, a light drizzle of maple syrup or a dash of cinnamon for extra flavour.
Ideally your cereal should provide at least 3 grams of protein per serving. All plant foods (minus fruit) contain protein, for the record. If you want to boost the protein and healthy fats in a cereal top it with a spoonful of hemp hearts, Greek yogurt, nuts or seeds and use a higher protein milk such as soy or pea milk if you are choosing plant-based.
There are a few brands of cereal that I trust and gravitate towards. While these aren’t the only cereals we buy, I wanted to give them a mention!