bowl of porridge with banana and almonds and honey

Healthy cereal: Does it exist?

Healthy cereal 1: Porridge

Porridge is by far the best healthy breakfast cereal when it’s made with low-fat milk on its own, water or a mixture of low-fat milk and water, and is the unsweetened variety. (6)

Healthy cereal 1: Porridge

Energy Fat Saturates Sugar Salt
241kcal 6.2g 2.5g 8.2g 0.2g

 

Heathy cereal 2: Muesli

Muesli (with no added salt or sugar) is second on our list.

Heathy cereal 2: Muesli

Energy Fat Saturates Sugar Salt
179kcal 2.9g 0.6g 6.5g 0.08g

 

Tip: Watch out for banana chips – they may give your muesli some crunch and sweetness, but they happen to contain added sugars and saturated fats. The healthiest way to add banana to your breakfast is by topping it with some fresh banana slices.

Healthy cereal 3: Shredded whole wheat cereal

Shredded whole wheat cereal with low-fat milk ticks lots of boxes – it contains zero added sugar, no  added salt and is high in fibre.

Healthy cereal 3: Shredded whole wheat cereal

Energy Fat Saturates Sugar Salt
163kcal 2g 0.2g 0.3g 0.02g

 

Energy Fat Saturates Sugar Salt
220kcal 15g 6.8g 24g 0.5g

 

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Holland & Barrett Troo Granola Chocolate with Orange 350g

 

You can still enjoy chocolate granola for breakfast that turns the milk turn chocolatey!

This rich dark, chocolate granola with tangy orange oil contains no added sugar (1.1g per 45g serving).

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Energy Fat Saturates Sugar Salt
270kcal 13.3g 2.7g 10.7g <0.01g

 

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Holland & Barrett Troo Granola Super Seedy with Ginger 350g

 

This granola contains more than 25% of your daily fibre needs in every portion.

It’s also gluten-free and low in sugar (2.6g per 45g serving).

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Energy Fat Saturates Sugar Salt
105kcal 0.2g <0.1g 11.5g 0.2g

 

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Holland & Barrett Organic Gluten Free Cornflakes 350g

 

These gluten-free cornflakes are suitable for vegans and vegetarians and contain no added nasties, just gluten-free golden corn.

To sweeten them up, add sliced banana or dried fruit.

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Donia Hilal,
Nutritionist

Joined Holland & Barrett: Jan 2018

Bsc in Nutrition, Registered Associate Nutritionist and Certification in Pre and Post Natal Nutrition

Donia started her career as a freelance nutritionist, later she joined Nestle as their Market Nutritionist to help support their healthier product range, before joining the team at Holland & Barrett in January 2018.

Donia has over 6 years experience as a Nutritionist and also works with clients on a one to one basis to support their goals which include weight loss, prenatal and postnatal nutrition and children’s health.