Breakfast cereal has become synonymous with sugary foods that need to be fortified to deliver some form of nutrients. Unfortunately with all that sugar, however, breakfast cereals spike our blood sugar, causing an imminent crash early on.
But breakfast cereal doesn’t have to be this way. By swapping out traditional cereal for a whole grain base and adding your own toppings, you’ll satisfy your cereal craving without feeling ravenous hours before lunch. We’ve compiled four options that pack both nutrients and flavor.
The most similar to traditional cereal, simply buy your favorite granola (or make your own!) and add fruit such as bananas, berries, mangos, and pineapple. Serve with milk for a traditional flair or add yogurt.
This warm and toasty option uses rice as a base. Arrange in a rainbow pattern with berries and nuts, add a cup of milk, and your breakfast will be pretty and satisfying.
We love chia seeds for their fiber and omega-3 fatty acids, and they’re the perfect base for cereal bowls. Prepare the chia seeds overnight by combining them with milk, then top with fruit in the morning and you’re good to go. Because chia seeds are made into a pudding you can easily take this cereal bowl with you and enjoy it at work. Healthy and portable!
No, we’re not talking instant. Oats can be easily prepared either on the stovetop or the night before. For a warm and fruity breakfast, opt for tropical coconut oatmeal that’s crunchy, chewy, and delicious. If you haven’t given overnight oats a try here are eight options including banana chocolate chip, carrot cake, and pumpkin spice. Just like chia seeds overnight oats can be enjoyed on the go.
Need more inspiration? We love this pretty and pink Inner Goddess Raspberry Bowl that uses granola and chia seeds, this bright and tropical chia seed bowl with kiwi and mango, or go savory with a rice breakfast bowl topped with eggs, avocados, and tomatoes.
Meg is a dreamer, entrepreneur, and homesteader based in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She loves her cats, feasting, and road trips in her green VW Bug.