10 Of The Healthiest Breakfast Cereals You'll Find At The Supermarket
We get it. When it comes to finding a healthy breakfast cereal, navigating the supermarket shelves is no easy feat. Clever marketing tactics and the use of buzz words can be misleading and quite often, you'll find that the 'health food' product you've just picked up has more sugar in it than a donut.
Here, we call upon our team of GMB nutritionists who share with us their top breakfast cereal picks to save you both time and money (oh, and a sugar crash). So, put down those granola clusters and add these to your trolley instead:
1. Uncle Toby's Traditional Rolled Oats
As far as supermarket cereals go, Uncle Toby's Traditional Rolled Oats get the tick of approval by our GMB nutritionists. They consist of just one ingredient (100% wholegrain rolled oats in case you're still wondering!) and make a great breakfast option. Turn them into your fave overnight oats or use in homemade muesli bars.
2. Carman’s Gourmet Porridge Oats
A delicious blend of whole grains and seeds including barley, rye, sunflower seeds and puffed quinoa, the Carman's Gourmet Porridge Oats contain no fruit or added sugar. Available in both value packs and individual sachets for convenience.
3. Upbeat Porridge
High in protein, full of fibre and oh-so convenient, the Upbeat Chocolate Porridge is perfect for those busy weekday mornings when you're rushing out the door. Simply add hot water, stir and enjoy. Shop here. Be sure to check out our full range of ready-made meals, perfect for those with busier lifestyles!
4. Ceres Organics Paleo Hot Cereal
Made with LSA, coconut, chia, almond meal and cinnamon, the Ceres Organics Paleo Hot Cereal is high in fibre and great for chilly mornings when you feel like something warm and comforting. Add your milk of choice and top with berries!
5. Sunsol 10+ Natural Muesli
Just like its name suggests, the Sunsol 10+ Natural Muesli boasts over 10 healthy ingredients including oats, flaxseed, almonds and cashews. Packed full of fibre and great for digestive health, there's no shortage of goodness here.
6. GF Quick Oats
Uniquely grown and processed in certified facilities in the USA that are free from gluten contamination, these oats really are a game-changer in Aus. They're all that you know and love about traditional oats, just more suited to those who follow a gluten-free diet! Learn more here.
7. Jordan's Low-Sugar Granola
With the aim of creating a low-sugar granola, Jordans instead use chicory root fibre to help achieve a desired taste and crunch, minus the sweet stuff. It's mostly made up of whole grain oat flakes and a mix of other nuts and seeds for a healthy breakfast option that's easy to prepare.
8. Freedom Foods Active Balance Buckwheat & Quinoa
A good source of fibre and prebiotics, Active Balance by Freedom Foods is low-FODMAP and certified by Monash University making it a great option for those with digestive issues. Low in sugar and free from artificial colours and flavours, you can find this in the health food aisle at your local supermarket.
9. Heritage Mill Fruit & Nut Natural Muesli
With no artificial flavours or colours, the Heritage Mill Fruit & Nut Muesli is a good option if you prefer your muesli a little sweeter thanks to the addition of sultanas, dates, currents and apple.
10. Food For Health Simply Fibre Muesli
A high-fibre, fructose-free mix of organic oats, psyllium husk, linseed, oat bran, and almonds, the Food For Health range was created by a naturopath and is now available in mainstream supermarkets across Australia (amongst 10 other countries). With delicious cinnamon flavour, enjoy the simply fibre muesli with milk of your choice or yoghurt.