Wednesday, July 20, 2011

the cereal experiment

Background. I have an addiction to sugary cereals. 'Healthy', yet sugary cereals. My current vice? Special K Fruit & Yogurt. Sure, there is a fit woman in a skimpy bathing suit on the box - but, that woman is getting too much sugar (37% calories from sugar), not enough protein (1g), and not enough fiber (3g). I bet she's a skinny, but cranky woman. I eat cereal every morning, so maximizing the healthiness of this meal is crucial.

Objective. To find a truly healthy cereal that tastes great.

Methods. Select (and eat) one new healthy cereal per week (or so) based on the following criteria: less than 25% of calories from sugar, at least 5 grams of fiber, at least 5 grams of protein, a first ingredient of 'whole wheat', and no super gross and unnatural ingredient listed within the first three ingredients (adapted from: Magee 2007). Evaluate each cereal for taste, texture, and enjoyability. Document price per ounce, serving size, calories, and fat. Choose the best and enjoy breakfast even more.

(image via The Nibble)


  1. Yay! A new blog to follow! Love it! :)

  2. I can't wait to see which cereal you pick, I vote for Kashi!

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  4. Any cereal updates? Personally, it would be the Reeses Puffs or the Captain Crunch for me if I didn't feel like my teeth would rot out after eating them.

  5. @imagine1122: soon! i'm working on it now. you will see the first update this week, promise!