Making your own high fiber cereal is a great way to save yourself from the unpronounceable ingredients found on the back of most cereal boxes. Even when the ingredients seem natural enough, you’re never quite sure what sort of quality the ingredients are, and it’s better to take matters into your own hands. The following high-fiber cereals boost your fiber number for the day, and give you quality control.
1. Healthy Charms Cereal
Definitely a step up from Lucky Charms, these Healthy Charms will actually help you rather than hinder you. Devoid of anything like modified corn starch, corn syrup, sugar, and even more corn syrup that’s listed on the box of Lucky Charms, you’re getting things like ground flax seed, honey, and raisins. The combination of these ingredients leads to plenty of fiber for a breakfast cereal, and also makes it filling and satisfying. Rather than the sugar high that will wear off after an hour or so, you’re getting real nutrition that will hold you over until lunch.
2. Bill’s Homemade Cereal
Bill got it right with this homemade cereal concoction. It’s packed with healthy ingredients like tart cherries, pecans, blueberries, and even some protein powder. The protein powder does a good job of balancing out the cereal and making you feel full. This is one drawback to eating most store bought cereal, there’s usually an imbalance and you end up getting too many carbohydrates and not enough protein. The fiber comes from flaxseed, fruit, nuts, two types of bran, and rolled oats. This is a breakfast cereal that is a force to be reckoned with, and you may never go back to a box.
3. High Protein & High Fiber Cereal
This is a lovely cereal that does a good job of bringing two important healthy factors to the table. You’re getting protein that will help power you through your morning, and fiber that will keep you feeling full and satisfied long after you’ve had your breakfast. The fiber comes from chia and buckwheat as well as a store bought spelt cereal. You’ll enjoy this recipe if you’re short on time because it uses the cheat of a boxed cereal. But they’ve chosen a healthy brand that will keep you on track to your goals, and save you a step in the breakfast making process.
4. Real Deal Cereal
This cereal really is the real deal, and you can make this as fiber-filled as you’d like with the optional ingredients at the bottom of the recipe. It starts off with a mix of quinoa and millet. Quinoa is noted for its fiber, and millet is a good source of insoluble fiber, meaning it will remain undigested in the body and help to move things along the digestive tract. The optional ingredients are chia and hemp seeds, both excellent sources of fiber, and she says you can also add in some pecans or walnuts, which will add even more fiber to the bowl, and also give you healthy fats that will keep you feeling full.
5. Chia Breakfast Porridge
Who doesn’t like a nice hot cereal on a cold day? It’s always good to have a breakfast that warms you up and also that keeps you full for awhile, and that’s exactly what this porridge provides. She’s using chia seeds as the base, which provide plenty of protein as it is, but then she’s adding in fruit and nuts which give you even more fiber. Almond milk is used instead of cow’s milk, perfect for those looking to avoid dairy. The great part about these ingredients is that they’re not just a good source of fiber, but also protein, healthy fat, and omega-3.
6. Whole Grain Cereal
Here’s a handy whole grain cereal recipe that keeps things simple, but delivers on the promise of being able to make a high-fiber cereal on your own from the comfort of home. Nearly every ingredient is going to contribute to the bottom line of fiber grams, including rolled oats, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, and almonds, Each of these ingredients also brings plenty of nutrition to the breakfast table, providing you with essential vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats that you need to have a good start to your day. A bit of cinnamon makes it all taste even better, and this is a cereal you could eat often and not get tired of.
7. Paleo Cinnamon Toast Crunch
This recipe is Paleo-friendly and calls for almond flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, coconut sugar, egg whites and coconut oil. If you want to keep this sugar-free, you could use stevia instead of coconut sugar.
8. Homemade Cookie Crisp Cereal
Who said eating fiber had to be boring and taste like cardboard? Here the twins are having a lot of fun with fiber and have figured out how to make Cookie Crisp cereal healthy. The fiber comes from plantains and coconut flour. Coconut flour has plenty more fiber in it than all-purpose flour, and is definitely something you’ll want to check out if you’ve been looking for a gluten-free alternative to flour for your baking. Enjoy Life chocolate chips give you the rich taste of chocolate without all of the junk you’ll find in regular milk chocolate. You’ll be howling like the dog in the Cookie Crisp commercials when you taste how good this cereal is.