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6 Healthy Breakfast Cereals Your Kids Will Ask For In The Morning

By David Bauer

Sugary breakfast cereals have been a staple of American diets for a long time. They're a quick way to get kids breakfast in the often hectic early morning. But many cereals, especially those marketed to children, are loaded with excess sugar, refined carbs, and are made from processed grains, which means their nutritional value is sorely lacking. Too much sugar can cause blood-sugar spikes followed by crashes, which means that by the time lunch rolls around, kids might be nodding off in class. 

But never fear! There's no need to skip out on cereal entirely. Instead, look for cereals high in fiber and low in sugar. Though not all of these cereals have kid-centered artwork their boxes, the contents within are delicious for anyone, including kids! Listed here are six healthy cereals that your kids will love. 

1. Barbara’s Puffins

Fiber is the key to feeling fuller longer. With five grams of fiber per serving, Barbara's Puffins Cereal should keep little stomachs full for hours. This cereal also boasts being low fat, low cholesterol, and is wheat-free, for those with low-gluten diets. It is available in original (sweetened with molasses) and cinnamon flavors. The adorable box art is a bonus too, and should help smaller children gravitate toward this healthy breakfast. 

2. Uncle Sam Wheat Berry Flakes

It doesn't get much simpler, or more wholesome, than Uncle Sam Wheat Berry Flakes. This cereal has just four ingredients: whole wheat berries, salt, whole flaxseed and barley. If those don't exactly sound like kid-friendly ingredients, fear not! Uncle Sam's roasting process give the cereal a unique, sweet nutty flavor. Reviews state that it tastes a bit like hazelnuts. With a a great amount of fiber per serving, this should be a winner at keeping the kids full throughout the day. The subtle sweetness also means that it pairs excellently with sliced fruit. 

3. Bear Naked Toasted Coconut Clusters

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Unique flavors can go a long way in piquing a child's interest. Coconut is not often seen in breakfast cereals, but Bear Naked has begun incorporating it into their cereal. Bear Naked's Toasted Coconut Clusters contain four grams of fiber and five grams of protein per serving, and are made with non-GMO whole oats, toasted almonds, and of course, toasted coconut. Other flavors include chocolate and honey.