One of the fastest growing products in the food space is newer, more nutritious cereal options. With their rise in popularity, the bright packaging and claims of being “healthy” and “good for us,” make many of these cereal brands seem too good to be true – and sometimes they are. We’re doing the dirty work and finding out which cereal brands are actually nutritionally beneficial and Trash Panda approved, and which brands just want you to think they are. These products are all #trashpandaapproved - tag us on Instagram to let us know if you try any!
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Barbara's Peanut Butter Puffins
Barbara’s Peanut Butter Puffins are light, crunchy, and perfectly sweet. Made with only real ingredients and available in a variety of flavors, we only have good things to say about this product. Whereas other cereals may be loaded with preservatives, chemical additives, or artificial flavors, Barbara’s puffins only have the good stuff. Find them on Amazon here.
Three Wishes Cocoa
Three Wishes has been exploding in popularity. With promises of more protein and less sugar, this grain-free option is better than its competitors. It’s classic sweet flavor and texture will leave you shocked that their first ingredient is chickpeas! We’re highlighting Three Wishes Cocoa flavor, but you can check out their other flavors as well.
Forager Grain-free Os
We’ve highlighted Forager’s yogurts, milks, and cheeses in the past, so it’s no surprise that their grain-free cereal is certainly Trash Panda approved. These grain-free Cinnamon Os are high in gut-healthy fiber from cassava root and navy bean, and taste delicious. This is a great option to start your morning and keep you fueled throughout the day. Try them for yourself here!
Kind Cereal Apple Cinnamon
Another favorite brand of ours: KIND inc. This gluten free cereal is rich in super grains, and the apple cinnamon flavor includes real cinnamon apples, pumpkin seeds, and super grain flakes. Real ingredients and packed with nutrients, need we say more? Shop this cereal on Amazon here.
Kashi Berry Fruitful Organic Cereal
Kashi products are plant-based, nutrient dense, and promise simple ingredients. For these reasons (and the delicious taste), we choose Kashi’s Organic Cereal to start the day off right. It’s important to buy wheat cereals that are organic, because they can otherwise contain traces of glyphosate that is sprayed on non-organic wheat crops. These whole wheat biscuits are also made with real fruit - and you can taste the difference. Give them a scan in Trash Panda or order them off Amazon here.
Nature's Path Maple Sunrise
Lastly, we recommend Nature’s Path Crunchy Maple Cereal. This cereal is gluten free, but so crunchy that you’d never be able to tell. We love their use of real maple syrup and that it’s free from artificial colors or flavors. Find this cereal on Amazon and see why it’s Trash Panda approved.
When looking for healthy cereal options, now more than ever brands are making promises their ingredients don’t seem to keep. Historically, the cereal industry has been misleading in how nutritious their products actually are, and using Trash Panda when buying these products is a good way to identify what is actually going into these cereals. Happy scanning & we’ll be back next Trash Panda Tuesday!