I am a total cereal girl. I've been known to eat cereal for dinner or lunch, as well as breakfast. I love that it's like an instant meal with no cooking and no prep. I know that the existence of cereal is the only reason I have breakfast sometimes. I'm not a morning person.
Sadly, the cereals I grew up on were terrible sugar cereals. Things I cringe to see kids eating today, because I know how bad they are for someone first hand. When I ate the worst cereals, especially with nothing else, I'd be hungry an hour later, and sometimes I didn't make it that far an would eat two bowls in a row. And that just wrecked havok on my entire day's worth of nutrition.
These days I try to eat better, so my cereals have way less sugar and zero high fructose corn syrup, and more fiber and healthy grains. One of my favorite cereals is Barbara's Bakery Peanut Butter Puffins. It's not the Grand Poomba of healthy cereals, but it's actually pretty up there with simple ingredients, not to mention delicious taste (see nutrition panel below). I love peanut butter flavor!
***** awesome! Highly recommended.
**** hey, this is pretty dang good.
*** not bad at all.
* bad. Keep looking for alternatives.
[Barbara's Bakery can be found at Sprouts, Whole Foods, Fry's Marketplace, and some of the mainstream groceries.]