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Lowest calorie cereal?


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So i've been just munching on cereal lately... mostly as a dessert after dinner or so. And I keep on eating more and more of it because I like the flavor so much!

I've been eating froot loops and honey nut cheerios, but can you recommend some really low calorie cereals? This isn't really about nutrition, this is sorta those 'my mouth is bored filler cereal' type of deal... (I already eat a cup of fiber one on top of like 2-3 cups of honey nut cheerios I've been consuming daily... 110 calories per 3/4 cup. not bad but not great either esp after all I've been eating lately)

I just plan on mixing some honey nut cheerio with some lower calorie cereals and eating it with almond milk or something just for a light snack, just for whenever...

I heard rice krispies/all bran have pretty low calorie count... what else is there?

It doesn't have to have a flavor really, I plan on sweetening it with honey nut cheerios like I've said... so lower sugar content the better. I just basically need some bulk. :) And cheap is good too - I get fiber one as my more expensive cereal and I just bought the generic honey nut cheerios (tasteeos LOL!) because it was 3.00 for 31 cup serving.. haha.

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Puffed wheat is the lowest calorie cereal I can think of, with only 60 cals per cup! It is pretty much flavourless but if it's bulk you're looking for then it should do the trick.

I'm going to repeat what Twiggyvet said - puffed cereal is the lowest I can think of. Nature's Path has their own and I have Kashi's, which is good. Kashi's is 70 calories for a cup, with low sugar and okay fiber. It's nice if you're just looking for something to munch on.

Millet puffs and Kamut puffs are only 50 calories a cup and have a nice, mild nutty flavour. These cereals are low/no sugar, inexpensive, and are my favourite cereal to cut the high calorie ones with.

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try some silk light vanilla  instead of regular milk to sweeten it too!  its only 80 calories for a full cup (i only use less than half a cup in cereal so thats nothin).. and i eat it with my bran flakes which aren't super appealing on their own but the silk makes them delish!

If you want something with a little more flavor, Kix is a little over 80 calories per cup. (110 for 1.25 cups).  It is the popular kid cereal that looks like little yellow balls.  It is delicious!  Although I mix mine with half special k red berries bc i am infatuated with the taste of that cereal (114 per cup).

I use 2/3 cup kix + 2/3 cup special k + 1/2 cup of fat free milk = 181 calories

"I already eat a cup of fiber one on top of like 2-3 cups of honey nut cheerios I've been consuming daily"

That is waaaaay too much cereal. Eat some vegetables, holy moley.

Original Post by atlantic77:

try some silk light vanilla  instead of regular milk to sweeten it too!  its only 80 calories for a full cup (i only use less than half a cup in cereal so thats nothin).. and i eat it with my bran flakes which aren't super appealing on their own but the silk makes them delish!

If you buy the 8th Continent brand light vanilla soymilk, it's only 60 cals a cup. =]

I love to eat cereal throughout the day, too - I like to eat mine dry straight out of a Ziploc bag because I get busy with work and grad school!

You may want to try a cereal that contains more protein also, as it will keep you fuller for longer than simply eating Cheerios. I recommend Kashi GoLean, which is a little higher on calories (140 for 52 grams) but it has a whopping 13 grams of protein per serving!!!

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Agree with Gogulls- go with the Kashi GoLean.  For roughly the same calories(140/cup), you also get fiber, protein and less sugar...and it makes you feel remarkably full.  Top it with a cup of you favorite berries for a delicious, nutritious and filling meal.

Original Post by raynsong:

"I already eat a cup of fiber one on top of like 2-3 cups of honey nut cheerios I've been consuming daily"

That is waaaaay too much cereal. Eat some vegetables, holy moley.

I eat alot of vegetables. :) no worries!

I don't eat too much meat so I drink milk and eat yogurt/cottage cheese instead for my proteins... and this is where my search for cereal begin. LOL

I don't need fullness - I'm usually not hungry, I just like drinking milk with cereal... lol... its more for the texture/chewing :) and kashi is expensive... I need some cheap snack! haha

I usually drink soymilk except I think it's been making me break out so I've been going back to 2% milk/occasional full fat since I need some fat in my diet. I like almond milk (except for the price.. grr) because it has nice healthy fat in it really! :) and the nutty flavor.

but yeah I'm poor. I guess I'll do for now with some puffed wheat and real cow milk!

you can also try replacing 2% for no fat that'll save a good amount of calories..and cereal wise all i eat/would suggest has been mentioned/eaten -> fiberone+kashi-golean high protein

I enjoy munching on Weetabix.  I eat them like cookies/crackers though rather than like cereal.

Original Post by brazuka:

you can also try replacing 2% for no fat that'll save a good amount of calories..and cereal wise all i eat/would suggest has been mentioned/eaten -> fiberone+kashi-golean high protein

skim milk tastes like water to me... I got used to that taste but personally prefer 2%. Also I don't get enough fat in my diet so I've been going to full milk/ full fat yogurt lately :) if you wanna save calories, go with almond milk (I drink it for the healthy fat content although much lower on the proteins)

but yeah this is my total extra calories that i dont count (I dont count in general but these I'm just munching on without caring) so I just didnt wanna go too crazy with it, and keep it low...

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Original Post by atlantic77:

try some silk light vanilla  instead of regular milk to sweeten it too!  its only 80 calories for a full cup (i only use less than half a cup in cereal so thats nothin).. and i eat it with my bran flakes which aren't super appealing on their own but the silk makes them delish!

If you buy the 8th Continent brand light vanilla soymilk, it's only 60 cals a cup. =]

Those are both good, but I use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze!  DELISH and only 40 CALORIES A CUP!  That with Special K Protein Plus or Fiber One, gooood stuff. 

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Original Post by ayemee:

Original Post by atlantic77:

try some silk light vanilla  instead of regular milk to sweeten it too!  its only 80 calories for a full cup (i only use less than half a cup in cereal so thats nothin).. and i eat it with my bran flakes which aren't super appealing on their own but the silk makes them delish!

If you buy the 8th Continent brand light vanilla soymilk, it's only 60 cals a cup. =]

Those are both good, but I use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Breeze!  DELISH and only 40 CALORIES A CUP!  That with Special K Protein Plus or Fiber One, gooood stuff. 

Agree. I really like almond breeze AND 8th continent light vanilla soymilk... my two favorite 'milks'! I'lll try the unsweetened vanilla one though, I had original unsweetened before.

I also like silk soy light chocolate but its harder to mix with stuff so I only buy it every now and then... its like 90 calorie a cup but drink it with 1/2 water + coffee and its like cafe mocha... haha. (needs no sweetener). However the protein count is REALLY low and the sugar count is doubled... not recommended except for every now and then.

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