The Health Must-Eat List: Cereals

Health magazine editors pick the cereals for your healthy breakfast.


You already know that your breakfast bowl is no place for multicolored marshmallows or anything shaped like a cookie. But with so many types of cereal out there, it's not easy landing on the most nutritious a.m. bite. Make it easier with these top picks from our food pros.

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Amy's Organic Multi-Grain Hot Cereal Bowl
365 Everyday Value Multi-Grain Morning O's, $2.99 for 12.8 oz.; at Whole Foods Market.
365 Everyday Value Organic Morning O's, $3.99 for 14 oz.; at Whole Foods Market.
365 Everyday Value Organic Whole Wheat Flakes, $3.99 for 13 oz.; at Whole Foods Market.
365 Everyday Value Protein & Fiber Cereal, $3.29 for 14 oz.; at Whole Foods Market.

Alpen Muesli, $5.29 for 14 oz.

Amy's Organic Multi-Grain Hot Cereal Bowl, $2.39 for 9 oz.
Amy's Tofu Scramble, $4.99 for 9 oz.

Barbara's Bakery Classics Honest O's Original, $5.49 for 8 oz.
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Barbara's Bakery Classics Honest O's Original

Barbara's Bakery High Fiber Medley Original, $5.49 for 12 oz.
Barbara's Bakery Morning Oat Crunch Original, $5.49 for 14 oz.
Barbara's Bakery Multigrain Spoonfuls, $5.49 for 14 oz.
Barbara's Bakery Puffins Original, $5.49 for 10 oz.
Barbara's Bakery Shredded Wheat, $5.49 for 13 oz.

Bear Naked Fit Cereal Almond Crisp, $3.99 for 12.4 oz.; at select grocery stores.

Better Oats Organic Raw Pure & Simple Bare Instant Oatmeal, $1.69 for 7.4 oz.

Bob's Red Mill 5 Grain Rolled Cereal, $2.29 for 16 oz.
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Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal

Bob's Red Mill 10 Grain Hot Cereal, $2.79 for 25 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Apples, Cinnamon & Grains Hot Cereal, $3.89 for 24 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Extra Thick Whole Grain Rolled Oats, $1.92 for 16 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Grandé Whole Grain Cereal, $2.79 for 24 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Instant Whole-Grain Rolled Oats, $2.39 for 16 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, $2.39 for 16 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Extra Thick Whole Grain Rolled Oats, $2.59 for 16 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Old Fashioned Rolled Oats, $2.59 for 16 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Quick Cooking Rolled Oats, $2.59 for 16 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, $4.19 for 22 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Steel Cut Oats, $3.69 for 24 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Organic Whole Grain Oat Groats, $3.39 for 29 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Quick Cooking Rolled Oats, $1.92 for 16 oz.
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Cream of Wheat Instant Healthy Grain Original

Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats, $2.99 for 24 oz.
Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Oat Groats, $2.99 for 29 oz.

Brothers-All-Natural Mixed Berry Fruit & Oats, $1.49 per cup.
Brothers-All-Natural Strawberry-Banana Fruit & Oats, $1.49 per cup.

Cream of Wheat Instant Healthy Grain Original, $3.99 for 8 1.6-oz. packets.
Cream of Wheat Whole Grain Hot Cereal, $3.99 for 18 oz.

Engine 2 Plant-Strong Rip's Big Bowl Banana Walnut Cereal, $5.99 for 13 oz.; at Whole Foods Market.
Engine 2 Plant-Strong Rip's Big Bowl Original Cereal, $5.99 for 13 oz.; at Whole Foods Market.
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Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Almond Sprouted Grain Cereal
Engine 2 Plant-Strong Rip's Big Bowl Triple Berry Walnut Cereal, $5.99 for 13 oz.; at Whole Foods Market.

Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Almond Sprouted Grain Cereal, $5.99 for 16 oz.; at select grocery stores.
Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin Sprouted Grain Cereal, $5.99 for 16 oz.; at select grocery stores.
Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Golden Flax Sprouted Grain Cereal, $5.49 for 16 oz.; at select grocery stores.
Food for Life Ezekiel 4:9 Original Sprouted Grain Cereal, $5.49 for 16 oz.; at select grocery stores.

General Mills Cheerios, $4.29 for 14 oz.
General Mills Kix, $3.99 for 12 oz.
General Mills Multigrain Cheerios, $4.39 for 12.8 oz.
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Kashi 7 Whole Grain Flakes


Kashi 7 Whole Grain Flakes, $3.99 for 12.6 oz.
Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets, $3.99 for 20 oz.
Kashi Blackberry Hills, $3.99 for 9.8 oz.
Kashi Black Currant Walnut Cereal, $4.49 for 13 oz.
Kashi Pilaf Original, $2.39 for 19.5 oz.
Kashi GoLean Cereal, $3.99 for 13.1 oz.
Kashi GoLean Hearty Honey Cinnamon Hot Cereal, $3.69 for 11.2 oz.
Kashi Heart to Heart Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal, $3.59 for 12.1 oz.
Kashi 7 Grain Waffles, $3.49 for 10.1 oz.
Kashi Blueberry Waffles, $3.49 for 10.1 oz.

Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Honey Oat Waffles, $3.39 for 10.
Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Whole Wheat Waffles, $3.39 for 10.
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Kellogg's Eggo Nutri-Grain Honey Oat Waffles
Kellogg's Raisin Bran Cereal, $3.99 for 13.7 oz.
Kellog's Special K Red Berries Cereal, $4.29 for 11.2 oz.

Nature's Path Flax Plus Flakes, $4.79 for 13.2 oz.; at select grocery stores.

Quaker Instant Oatmeal: Original, $3.99 for 10 1.23-oz. packets.
Quaker Instant Oatmeal: Raisin & Spice, $3.99 for 10 1.23-oz. packets.
Quaker Old Fashioned Oats, $3.99 for 42 oz.
Quaker Perfect Portions: Cinnamon, $2.29 for 12.7 oz.
Quaker Perfect Portions: Maple, $2.29 for 12.7 oz.
Quaker Quick Oats, $3.99 for 42 oz.
Quaker Real Medleys Blueberry Hazelnut Oatmeal, $1.79 for 2.5 oz.
Quaker Real Medleys Summer Berry Oatmeal, $1.79 for 2.5 oz.
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Quaker Instant Oatmeal: Original


Simple Truth Organic Instant Oatmeal, $3.50 for 12 oz.; at Kroger.

Simply Balanced Apple Cinnamon Muesli Cereal, $3.29 for 15 oz.; at Target.
Simply Balanced Classic Muesli Cereal, $3.29 for 15 oz.; at Target.

Three Sisters Naked Wheat Natural Toasted Whole Grain Wheat Cereal, $2.49 for 15.5 oz.; at Whole Foods Market.
Last Updated: October 10, 2013

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