The other day I received a box of Uncle Sam cereal to taste and review. I’ve eaten Uncle Sam cereal before and love it for its simplicity and high quality nutrient profile. I don’t like to do anything fancy with my breakfast cereal, so lately I’ve been enjoying it sprinkled on top of my morning yogurt parfait with soy yogurt and fresh or frozen berries.
Take a trip down the cereal aisle of the grocery store and you’ll see what feels like miles and miles of cereal options, from sugary candy-like cereal to hot oats, there is something for everyone. But if you’re going to start your day off right, you need a nutrient powerhouse first thing in the morning. I tell all of my clients to aim for a cereal that has more than 5g of fiber per serving, and less than 10g of sugar. This will help ensure the fiber is there to keep you full all morning, and that you’re not having candy for breakfast. Not all of my favorite cereals even fit this bill (like Kashi Go Lean Crunch) but it’s best to strive for those guidelines for a “best breakfast.”
Fortunately, Uncle Sam meets my cereal guidelines with 10g of fiber per serving, less than 1g of sugar and 7g of protein to boot! This is a cereal that keeps you satisfied. And the clean cut ingredient list trumps all those cereals that contain added sugar, marshmallows, fruity bits, fake yogurt clusters, and nutrient-free flakes. If your favorite cereal doesn’t fit the “best breakfast” bill, you can always mix cereals. Add ½ of a serving of Uncle Sam cereal to your favorite breakfast cereal to boost the nutrient profile without sacrificing any of your favorite flavors.
What’s your favorite cereal?
Disclaimer: I was not paid to promote Uncle Sam cereal.
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