Diabetic Living's best high fiber cereal category winner

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2014-05-13 10:43:25 -0500
Started 2014-05-09 12:23:41 -0500

And the winner of the High-Fiber Cereal category is:

Kellogg's FiberPlus Antioxidants Cinnamon Oat Crunch

Per serving (3/4 cup): 110 cal., 1.5 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 140 mg sodium, 26 g carb. (9 g fiber, 7 g sugars), 3 g pro.

Taster's comment: "This is yummy — a lot like Apple Jacks. Could never tell it's high-fiber."

Why it won: Tasters noted this was the most flavorful cereal in the high-fiber category. It's a good option for anyone looking for a good-tasting cereal and trying to increase their fiber content at the same time.

9 replies

haoleboy 2014-05-09 20:32:54 -0500 Report

thanks for the tip … not for me but Chris (light of my life and the cute one in my profile pic) is always looking for a good high fiber cereal and she's not diabetic so sounds like it's worth a shot

Shawn Grant
Shawn Grant 2014-05-09 17:07:04 -0500 Report

It is still way too high in carbs to control blood sugar with most diabetics including myself. 3/4 of a cup would not feed me, I need twice that to be able to say I had breakfast. 1.5 cups = 52 grams of carbs. Can't have cereal without milk. Whole milk has the fewest carbs. 8oz 11 grams, so a total amount of carbs is 63. That is more carbs than I eat in a whole day. I just have 40 grams. The amount of fiber is not enough to compensate for the large amount of carbs. Most diabetics blood sugar will be fairly high.

tabby9146 2014-05-13 10:43:25 -0500 Report

almond milk is good to me, and low carb. I almost never drink milk anymore because of all the antibiotics and such. I sometimes pair cereal with a scrambled egg,or boiled egg and adding a piece of whole wheat toast or a small piece of fruit would be good too.

jigsaw 2014-05-09 19:18:47 -0500 Report

I agree, that would send my bg over an acceptable limit. I might have been able to get away with it during the honeymoon stage , but not now.

jayabee52 2014-05-09 13:01:13 -0500 Report

Thanks for sharing Tabby, I however, have completely stopped eating cereals or anything made from grain.

elizag1 2014-05-09 12:55:39 -0500 Report

I might need to buy this soon…I still like plain oatmeal with cinnamon and splenda..then I add apples or bananas…blueberries, protein powder.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-09 12:51:45 -0500 Report

I like a granola type cereal with fruit and nuts, I sometimes mix a little oat meal in it. I use Almond milk and the fruit in the cereal makes it sweet enough.

tabby9146 2014-05-09 12:28:30 -0500 Report

I have tried this and I like it! It gets soggy real fast in milk, but it is good enough and I like it dry sometimes with other things kind of like in a trail mix. I know there are very very few "ideal" perfect cereals in most stores for us, but I am not way too picky or strict about everything, it is pretty hard to be,and be affordable at the same time my requirements most of the time have to be high fiber, decent amount of protein, lower carb, lower fat, no trans fat, and some vitamins as far as cereal goes and this has all of that. no high fructose corn syrup either. There is 100% RDA of Vit.E., 45% of iron, 35% of various others and 25% of still others, so this is good enough for me and I just wanted to share some of the things that I have found. I don't eat cold cereals for b'fast often and I vary what I eat for b'fast.

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