Picking a box of cereal at the natural foods store can seem like mission impossible without a proper plan of attack. Given the overwhelming number of breakfast-bowl options out there, Illinois-based nutritionist Monique Ryan, RD, recommends limiting your selection to products high in fiber and made from whole grains. Choose a cereal with some protein and at least a few grams of healthy fat in every serving. Shun hydrogenated oils, and pick the cereal that gets its lipids from a healthy source, such as nuts, seeds, and canola or soy oil.
Don’t want to read a dozen ingredient lists? Any of the five cereals below will make a nutritious morning meal.