Breakfast cereal is made from processed grain and is usually eaten with milk. Many companies offer low-calorie cereal brands with a variety of vitamins and minerals. It's important to note that the suggested serving measurements of cereals are different and may factor into the total amount of calories eaten during the meal. The type of milk used with cereal also affects the total amount of calories; skimmed milk will add the fewest calories, while whole milk will add the most.
Fibre One Original
Fibre One Original is 60 calories per half cup serving and has 0 grams of fat. The cereal also contains 14 grams of fibre, which is 57 per cent of a person's recommended daily value. Fibre One is a General Mills cereal and contains 15 servings per container.
Special K Protein Plus
Special K Protein Plus cereal has 100 calories per 3/4 cup and contains 10 grams of protein. The Kellogg Co. cereal is lightly sweetened with soy, wheat and rice flakes. Ingredients in the cereal include wheat bran, soy grist, rice, whole grain wheat and soy protein isolate.
All Bran Brain Buds
Kellogg's All Bran Brain Buds is a high fibre, low calorie cereal that is made with natural wheat bran and psyllium. These ingredients are designed to reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels. The cereal contains 70 calories per 1/3 cup and every serving contains 51 per cent of the recommended daily fibre intake.
Whole Grain Total
A box of Whole Grain Total from General Mills has 10 servings and every 3/4 cup has 100 calories. The 100 per cent whole grain wheat flakes have 12 vitamins and minerals and offer the full recommended daily value of calcium. The cereal also has 23 grams of carbohydrates and two grams of protein per serving.
Cheerios is made from whole grain oats and has been certified as heart-healthy by the American Heart Association. The General Mills' cereal contains 100 calories for every 3/4 cup and has 14 vitamins and minerals. Health benefits of whole grain oat cereal include reducing the risk of heart disease and lowering cholesterol.