You have been having your favorite cereal for some time but have gotten bored. So you’re thinking of switching things up or adding some things to it. However, you’re worried if you can keep it low-calorie and low in sugar.
Don’t worry! We will show you fifteen ways you can spruce up your favorite cereal and still keep it healthy.
You can also follow some recipes to incorporate your favorite cereal and elevate them, such as cakes and protein bars with cereal.
What to Mix It With
Having your favorite healthy, low-calorie cereal with the same milk every day can get boring. Let’s look at a few healthy ways to change it up. They’re so good, you will absolutely love them!
Smoothies are a delicious and nutritious way to start your day with. How about you add your smoothie to your favorite cereal? It’ll be such a fulfilling start to your morning!
You can add fruits and vegetables to a blender with a liquid of your choice and blend it up! Put your favorite low calorie cereal in a bowl and spread that beautiful smoothie all over it. Mix it all up, and enjoy!
What’s better than having creamy yogurt as your natural source of probiotics? Switch your regular milk with the yogurt of your choice- Greek yogurt or a flavored one. I would suggest Greek yogurt to keep it healthy and away from anything artificial.
You can, however, flavor your Greek yogurt. Just add in some fruit and blend it well. That’s it! Healthy, tasty, and something new!
Switch Up the Milk
This is a very basic thing that you can do to change your favorite cereal breakfast a bit. There are so many options available in the market now—cashew milk, almond milk, soy milk, and good old cow milk. And then there is whole milk, low-fat milk, fat-free milk, evaporated milk, etc.
Switch up your regular milk with something new, and who knows? You could find your new favorite!
You have now changed the milk or started mixing yogurt or your smoothie with your favorite cereal. But you want something more that will make your cereal bowl not just healthy and low-calorie, but also perfectly picture-ready.
How can you do it? Let’s find out!
Berries are perfect, colorful, juicy sweetness to add to your cereal as a topping. They are yummy, have a good amount of fiber, and are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and other good properties. What’s not to love here?
Add a handful of berries you like on the side of your bowl or in the middle, whichever you like. I love a mix of blueberries, acai berries, blackberries, raspberries, and some sliced strawberries neatly placed on the side of my bowl. It looks almost too beautiful to eat!
Dark Chocolate Chips
You may be thinking, why include chocolate chips when you want your cereal breakfast to be healthy? Dark chocolate is the best chocolate that you can eat. It has less sugar and more antioxidants, so it’s perfect for adding to your bowl!
You can add a handful of dark chocolate chips to your favorite cereal and enjoy a delicious bowl!
Granola usually consists of a healthy mix of whole oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. So it’s already a jam-packed mix of nutrients and fiber! Spice up the crunch game and health factor of your already healthy cereal with a healthy granola mix. It will be absolutely fulfilling!
Try putting some chocolate granola in the mix. It is absolutely delicious and is a game-changer!
Apart from the berries mentioned, you can add other fruit slices as a cereal topping. Try adding slices of mango, banana, kiwi, melons, cantaloupe, dragon fruit, apples, peaches, or some cherries and pomegranate.
If you ask me, I love having slices of banana, mango, dragon fruit, and a handful of pomegranate seeds on my cereal.
However, be careful with the fruits you try. Not everything will go together, and not every combination is as good for your gut as you might think.
I am absolutely nuts about nuts! Chopped-up nuts add such a nice crunchy element to cereal! Not to mention how much healthier it makes the already healthy cereal.
Try experimenting with nuts as your cereal topping. Walnuts, pecans, cashews, and almonds are just a few of the many nuts you can try on your cereal!
Maple syrup will add healthy and natural sweetness to your favorite cereal bowl, not to mention the health benefits that come with it. Maple syrup has a decent amount of antioxidants and minerals, so you can say that it’s an excellent alternative for adding sweetness!
Put it on your cereal in a swirl or a zigzag, or maybe you can try doing some crosshatches with it.
You probably love putting a nice thick layer of peanut butter in your PB&J. But have you ever tried putting a dollop of it as a topping on your favorite cereal? Try it! You’ll love it!
Not just peanut butter, but you can try any other nut butter on your cereal and see which one you prefer. Nut butter is a healthy way to add thick, creamy richness to your cereal bowl.
Items to Make With Cereal
Your favorite cereal isn’t just limited to bowls. You can make a few other items with it!
Are you wondering about the things you can make? Then read along to find five good and easy recipes that you can follow!
Some people can’t have nuts on their cakes due to nut allergies, but they still crave some crunch. How can you add it? Use cereal! It will provide the perfect crunch without being over the top!
Put cereal in your cake batter, between the layers of your cake, or mix it into the frosting. Or all of the above! You can also make a burst cake with cereal in the center. It will be a flavor town!
Crispy French Toast
If you want to bring some twist to your sweet French toast, you can add a crispy layer of cereal to it!
Crush some of your low-calorie cereal with your hands in a flat bowl, prepare your French toast like usual, press the crushed cereal into it, and fry. When you serve it, top it off with some maple syrup. And there you have it! Crispy French toast with cereal!
You can also follow this method for making crispy cereal encrusted sandwiches!
Who said that you have to have your cereal in a bowl? What if you could have it in a glass? That’s right! Make it into a parfait!
Start by putting some crushed nuts on the bottom. Then put a layer of yogurt or smoothie, then your favorite low-calorie cereal, and then a layer of sliced berries or other fruits.
Repeat this process until you’ve reached the top of your glass. Top it off with some more yogurt or smoothie, and add a few whole berries.
There you go! A very appetizing recipe to use for your cereal!
Mixed Cereal Bowl
Okay, wait, maybe I’m not done yet with cereal bowls. Besides adding granola to your cereal, try mixing a few different kinds of cereal. It will bring a nice variety of flavors!
Do you like having protein bars? Then try making a no-bake protein bar with cereal! You can even store or freeze them and have them every day for your breakfast or as your post-workout munchie!
Mix cereal with whole granola, nuts, dark chocolate chips, and seeds of your choice, and add in some nut butter and maple syrup. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet or tray lined with parchment paper and refrigerate it for a few hours to set.
In a separate tray, mix some crushed cereal with sesame seeds. Bring out the cooled and set mixture, cut it into bars, roll the bars in the cereal and sesame seeds mix, and serve it! You can also store it in an airtight container and enjoy it every day.
Your daily cereal doesn’t need to be boring. You can always spruce up your favorite cereal with a little imagination. With a few changes here and there, like switching your milk or adding delicious fruit toppings, you can totally elevate your cereal bowl while keeping it healthy.
And by incorporating cereal in different recipes like a parfait or French toast, you can experiment to your heart’s content. You’ll never be bored with your favorite cereal ever again!