7 High-Fiber Cereals that Actually Taste Good

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11/2/2013 12:00 PM   :  328 comments   :  331,337 Views

The high fiber cereals of years ago offered little taste for the nutritional benefit they provided. Today, that has changed and you can get a great tasting cereal that is also a good fiber source.

Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet. Not only does it aid in weight loss by helping you feel full and satisfied longer, it also helps reduce risks of heart disease, lowers blood pressure, and aids in blood sugar control. Many people need more fiber in their diet and breakfast cereal provides a great option for maximizing your daily intake by getting the day started with a fiber rich meal.

Consumer Reports tested eighteen high-fiber cereals which each contained 25 to 50 percent of the recommended dietary guidelines for fiber (based on a 2,000-calorie diet). Here are seven top tasting high fiber cereals that you may want to include in your breakfast meal planning to help you meet your daily fiber intake requirements.

  1. Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan – This cereal is sold at Kashi GoLean Crunchy Fiber Twigs, Soy Protein Grahams and Honey Puffs – This cereal is a top rated nutritional value for price cereal offering 10 grams of fiber in a serving size slightly larger than the Kirkland cereal at a slightly lower price of $.13/serving.
     
  2. Archer Farms High Fiber – This cereal is sold at Target and offers a sweet crunch with toasted grains and a cinnamon taste along with 10 grams of fiber/serving.
     
  3. Kellogg's Raisin Bran Extra! – Offering 7 grams of fiber/servings, this cereal provides a balance of sweet and crunch from tender raisins and cranberries along with nutty wheat flakes and clusters.
     
  4. Post Shredded Wheat Spoon Size Wheat 'n Bran – Offers 8 grams of fiber/serving in a nutty grain cereal with unsweetened toasted wheat.
     
  5. Great Value Raisin Bran – This cereal is sold at Walmart and great for those that like the plain raisin bran they have always known and loved.
     
  6. Barbara's Bakery Ultimate Organic – This cereal provides an organic option which rated well for nutrition and taste.


Have you tried any of the cereals and if you have, which one is your personal favorite? If you have not, will you give one of them a try now – why or why not?


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  • 328
    My favorite is actually not listed. I love Trader Joe's High Fiber O's. Most of what I eat though is homemade granola. - 2/26/2014   1:57:26 PM
  • JSIEVERT
    327
    Add me to the list of folks who like Fiber One cereal. I really like the taste, and so does my husband, who is very picky when it comes to cereal. - 4/19/2013   8:22:36 AM
  • 326
    I'm a fiber cereal expert, tried them all. Trader Joes high fiber cereal is a treat. Also, plain ole' All Bran is a winner, (I put it over Fage greek yogurt I've mixed w TJoes Moreno cherries).I look for no sugar or chemicals (aspartame) along with high fiber content. - 3/27/2013   10:06:56 AM
  • 325
    I love fiber one...I add yogurt and fresh strawberries or any berries or a banana ....with flaxseed....I have this every morning..... - 3/20/2013   9:18:01 AM
  • 324
    Love my raisin bran. Bought Fiber One recently because it had higher fiber haven't tried it yet. Now you all have me doubting if I should try it. - 3/16/2013   10:18:08 PM
  • GIASBASH6260
    323
    The reason why these taste good is because they're all processed garbage with sugar and other added ingredients that are not healthy :(

    - 3/2/2013   11:51:41 PM
  • 322
    For cereal, I take plain oatmeal, add some ground flaxseed, cinnamon, a few raisons. I pre-measure it all into small baggies. When I am ready, I put ir in a bowl, add a little hot water. Yum. All natural and inexpensive. - 9/25/2012   11:38:11 PM
  • 321
    No way would I ever buy Fiber One. Aspartame is a poison :( :( - 9/23/2012   10:12:06 PM
  • 320
    I was looking for a low sodium, low sugar cereal when I found Post's Shredded Wheat n' Bran cereal. I couldn't believe 0 sodium, 0 sugar! Ingredients didn't list any of those sugar alternatives either. I love the taste & was glad for the 8 or 9 grams of fiber!! Thx. - 8/16/2012   9:20:47 PM
  • NDOWLING14
    319
    Kashi GoLean is our favorite, it contains 10g's of fiber & 13g's of protein per serving! - 6/24/2011   10:43:23 AM
  • HEALTHYGEEK
    318
    Another list of high fiber cereals:
    blog.caloricious.com/2011/05/24/
    caloricious-top-10-high-fiber-cerea
    ls/ - 6/15/2011   11:22:03 AM
  • ALISANN2
    317
    The Costco cereal has a great muffin recipe, too. Need to cut the butter down in the topping but it is a good muffin! - 4/28/2011   1:48:33 PM
  • CATHY5422
    316
    I am looking for a NON SWEET high fiber cereal. Everything that is made has to much sweetness for me. I don't line a lot of sweetness but need LOTS of fiber. I will try some of the above. Fiber One has way to much sweetness for me. Why can't suppliers make a nice high fiber cereal and let us add our own amount of sweetness. Why do they have to dictate the sweetness. People have different tasts. - 2/17/2011   8:13:28 AM
  • LIFEPATHYOGA
    315
    Just noticed this blog as I was searching for an alternative high fiber cereal to Fiber One. I noticed that someone mentioned that Fiber One was left out and another person mentioned that Fiber One has no added sugar and is naturally sweet. While it is the highest fiber cereal I have found, I noticed on the box that it has artificial sweetener. It says it clearly on the box on the bottom of the ingredients list - Contains Phenylalanine - which is aspartame. There are numerous reports about the poisonous effects of artificial sweeteners, so because of that, I won't eat it, which is a shame because it is the highest fiber cereal I've found. I don't know why companies keep using that when there is a natural, no calorie sweetener - Stevia - that could easily be used in place of the artificial poison of aspartame. - 2/4/2011   10:45:46 AM
  • MRWHATSIT
    314
    Don't they make Grapenuts anymore? - 11/15/2010   11:12:34 PM
  • 313
    My favorite high fiber cereal is All Bran Strawberry Medley. And oatmeal. - 9/2/2010   9:50:55 AM
  • 312
    I love the Kashi Go Lean--I couldn't believe the fiber content and the protein is also 13g per serving (1 cup) which is amazing for a cereal--most only have about 3-6g per serving from what I've seen. It seems to be the best balance of nutrients for me. It's nice to be off to such a great start after only one meal, plus I seem to not feel as hungry after this compared to other cereals (except oatmeal of course). The Fiber One honey clusters is okay, but I really didn't like the caramel one--way too sweet and sickly tasting. - 9/2/2010   9:12:06 AM
  • 311
    I love Raisin Bran. Too many of the cereals have a high sugar content, or if it is reduced, the sodium content is high. - 5/30/2010   12:45:46 PM
  • 310
    I hadn't even considered that the Great Value brand cereals could possibly taste good. Thank you for the heads up concerning that possibility!

    Be blessed! - 5/28/2010   10:13:38 AM
  • 309
    When I eat the shredded wheat, which is rarely, I usually add half a banana to it so that it it palatable. It's not "bad," but to me it is very bland. - 1/20/2010   12:06:31 PM
  • 308
    I too love Post Shredded Wheat. - 1/16/2010   11:18:23 PM
  • _MAOMAO_
    307
    I love Fiber One, where's that, and Uncle Sam's? The Costco cereal looks great, and Kashi and Barbara's are always great-tasting healthy cereals.

    I was disappointed that the article starts out quoting fiber and price per serving. Then it changes to just fiber per serving. The last couple entries do not list fiber or price per serving. - 12/7/2009   10:33:19 PM
  • LYNNEEEEPOOH
    306
    Tried the Kirkland Signature Spiced Pecan and I really love it. Tried Fiber One years ago...on everything...salads included. I guess I went wild and ate beyond the recommended amount. Well, no need to tell you what happened, but I was one step away from calling laser md for relief. LOL! - 12/6/2009   5:35:42 PM
  • 305
    THE BEST??? Trader Joe's High Fiber Cereal. 80 Calories, 5 Calories from fat. 9g of Dietery Fiber, 3g of Protein. PLUS... it only costs like $2.88 or less a box!!! I buy 6 boxes at a time so I always have it on hand and I keep one at work in case I need a snack. NO HFC's, NO Artificial Sweetners. I eat it without milk... just DELICIOUS! - 12/4/2009   5:52:47 PM
  • MAGZ84
    304
    The Fiber One cereals are great and I believe should be included here. All that I have tried taste great and are very good for you. I also typically add a sliced banana, as well to add some potassium. - 12/4/2009   3:06:38 PM
  • 303
    Add me to the Fibre1 fan club. Love it with 1/2 cup blueberries. I've been enjoying it now for a year. Whoever wrote this list should definitely include it. - 12/4/2009   11:13:14 AM
  • BABS954
    302
    I agree with Sweetpea05. Fiber One's Honey Clusters is great and affords 13g. dietary fiber in 1 cup. some only afford you 1/2 c. but not this cereal.
    The taste is like having dessert. I use 1t. cinnamon, 7-walnut halves and soy milk in mine. Yummy indeed. - 12/4/2009   9:59:11 AM
  • 301
    Sorry not to see Fiber One listed. I really like their Honey Clusters and Caramel Delight!! - 12/4/2009   8:49:03 AM
  • CHANDLERLMS
    300
    Why does this site have a vendetta against Fiber One? I swear, it's always left out of healthy cereal articles.

    I have a bowl of Fiber One Honey Clusters every morning and switching to it was one of the best food decisions I've made! - 12/4/2009   8:24:05 AM
  • SUMMER_SKY1
    299
    I agree with Fibre One. I eat the original. It has 56% of you daily fibre requirements per serving and has NO ADDED SUGAR and no artifical sweetener. It is naturally sweet, made with graham flour. - 11/22/2009   7:05:36 PM
  • ALC71261
    298
    I love the Kashi products. They really boost my fiber intake. But my favorite cereal is still Cheerios
    - 11/17/2009   8:56:51 PM
  • 297
    I have Kashi Go-Lean Crunch! It has 8 grams of Fibre and it lasts me till lunch time! I love it! - 11/13/2009   1:03:04 PM
  • FANCYDRAGONFLY
    296
    My favorite on that list is the Post Mini Shredded Wheat. Off the list, I love Kashi Autumn Harvest. But usually I just make my own Craisin Bran with plain bran flakes plus Craisins. My husband does it too, and he puts pecans or other nuts in his (I currently can't do the nuts, but he says it rocks). - 11/12/2009   3:25:44 PM
  • 295
    You missed Fiber One!!! They have a line of great tasting high-fiber cereals. I rarely reach my daily goal for fiber, but without high-fiber cereals, I wouldn't come even close. When I get the munchies, I try to reach for one of these cereals--it only takes a little to fill me up. - 11/12/2009   11:57:41 AM
  • 294
    I love corn bran (quaker corn bran) low in calories and high in fiber always have with yogurt and fruit. Sometimes wil have cottage cheese instead of yogurt. - 11/12/2009   7:22:01 AM
  • JOJOGRIFFIN
    293
    My favorite High Fiber cereal is the Ezekial line of cereals - they are great when made as a hot cereal as well! - 11/11/2009   9:13:42 PM
  • DOLPHSWIFE
    292
    I really like the Post Shredded Wheat and Bran cereal. I mix in 1/4 cup of blueberries and 1/2 of a med banana, it is filling and delicious. After having the wheat and bran I no longer like the regular shredded wheat, it just tastes to plain. I also like this cereal because it has no sodium and only 1 gram of sugar.
    Recently, I bought Trader Joe's O's. They are high in fiber and protein and do not have soy ( soy tastes like yuck), which I am allergic to. It tastes okay, but a little bit on the sawdust side with all of the fiber. But still it is worth the benefits of getting in your fiber and protein. - 11/11/2009   6:34:47 AM
  • GAILYGIRL12
    291
    Why Doesn't anyone mention Sodium content in some of those cereals? I never eat a full serving of Raisin bran or Cherrios. Especially since my husband needs to watch Sodium content. I'll combine 1/2 serving of a high Na cereal with Shredded Wheat or Kashi Go Lean. I'll sometimes mix 3 cereals together[1/2cup+ 1/4 cup + 1/4 cup]
    to get high fiber. I try to get least 10 fiber in cereals + 1 Tbsp. of flaxseed Mill and 1/2 banana or other fruit in season. I mix Flaxseed Mill in the hot oatmeal along with raisins and cinnamon. I sprinkle a generous amt. of cinnamom in ALL cereals ;its good to stabilize Blood Sugar. - 11/10/2009   10:20:26 PM
  • AMARANTHA2
    290
    I like Kashi Good Friends but am not even sure if they make it anymore as I don't really look at the cereal aisle these days.

    The sugar counts on a lot of the cereals mentioned in the blog are quite high.

    A really good, old-fashioned low glycemic cereal is Uncle Sam's. - 11/10/2009   4:35:53 PM
  • JOYCE05
    289
    I like the Kashi Organic Cinnamon Harvest. It has 6 gr fibre and says 0 gr sugar. But in the ingredients it lists Evaporated Cane Juice. Does anyone know what that is?
    The cereal isn't sweet but the cinnamon gives it good flavor. - 11/10/2009   3:13:32 AM
  • 288
    I love Kashi 7 grain puffed cereal. One cup is only 70 calories. I usually add fresh blueberries and a tablespoon of chopped walnuts. Yummo! - 11/9/2009   9:27:47 PM
  • 287
    I have tried the Kashi and the Post Shredded Wheat and Bran. Both are OK, good as high fiber cereals go but I usually mix them with something else for taste. - 11/9/2009   7:12:28 PM
  • 286
    It is good to know that there are now better tasting cereals with higher fiber content. I love Raisin Bran. Glad to know it is on the list. - 11/9/2009   6:40:37 PM
  • 285
    I loooooove Raisin Bran! - 11/9/2009   2:23:37 PM
  • 284
    Like a few of the other posters I would have liked to see a comparison of the amount of fiber and the calorie content of a serving. For myself, I am almost exclusively hooked on Kellogg's All Bran Buds. 12 gms of fiber packed into a 1/3rd cup serving which gives only 70 calories.
    - 11/9/2009   12:44:31 PM
  • 283
    Where is Uncle Sam cereal - good fiber and protein and VERY LITTLE sugar? - 11/9/2009   12:20:27 PM
  • 282
    Sorry, usually love your articles, but I would have loved to see fiber, calories and cost per serving for each of these. Some had links, but that would take 20 minutes to find all that info. Author should have done all the research. - 11/9/2009   11:10:09 AM
  • 281
    We're not huge cereal eaters, and I prefer not to shop at conventional stores - I would probably only try Barbara's or Kashi. - 11/9/2009   5:52:35 AM
  • BUBBLED26
    280
    I LOVE FIBER ONE CEREAL!!! They have all kind of Fiber One products now too! - 11/9/2009   12:59:19 AM
  • NPAUL929
    279
    I did not see Fiber One on the list. I currently have 4 boxes of Shredded wheat 'n Bran in my cupboard - it was on sale. However, taste is subjective - one tastes good to one may not taste good to another. - 11/8/2009   7:46:37 PM

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