I stumbled upon Kellogg's All-Bran Multigrain Crackers touting 5 grams of fiber right on the front of the box. Ever in search of a snack with added nutritional benefits, I decided to give these a shot. They are described as, "flavorful crackers with a light, crispy texture, filled with the goodness of wholesome grains ... a deliciously simple way to get the fiber you want." Soup was on the agenda for lunch, so I portioned myself an 18-cracker serving, spread a few crackers with some light cream cheese as well as ate a few by themselves.
The superman-cape-shaped cracker were pretty much as I expected - crispy, hearty, though surprisingly sweet and cinnamony. Don't get me wrong, these aren't as strong as Cinnamon Wheat Thins, but I was a little surprised since nothing on the front of the packaging indicates that these are going to taste like cinnamon toast. They went really well with cream cheese and didn't leave me wandering back to the box, as they were quite filling.
An 18 cracker serving of Kellogg's All-Bran Multi-Grain Crackers provides 130 calories, 9% of the daily value for total fat (5% for saturated fat), 10% of the DV for sodium, 5 grams of fiber, 4 grams of sugars and 2 grams of protein.
Upon first seeing Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites in the stores, I snatched up the Honey Nut variety and enjoyed every last morsel. Adam from Grub Grade and Jilian from Back to the Nest, both left comments that the Chocolate version was the best. So you know what I was on the look out for when it was time to get more cereal?! Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Chocolate Little Bites of course!
Each tiny square is composed of tightly packed layers of shredded wheat that crunch and meld together so nicely. Furthermore, the size of these sweet treats makes them perfect for snacking. If you plan on adding milk, the chocolate goodness is still prevalent and utterly delicious, but some of the fudgy brownie flavor is overwhelmed by the sweetness of the milk.
I have never been a fan of the airy and unsatisfying regular Rice Krispies (although Snap, Crackle and Pop have always had my heart). Well, now I can officially tell the boys that I genuinely like one of their products: Jumbo Multi-Grain Rice Krispies. When they ramped up the size of the infamous Rice Krispies, they also ramped up the density. Therefore, instead of a bunch of airy bits of nothing, you are presented with a bowl (or hand) full of more substantial, but still light and airy, cylindrical cereal pieces.
Each 1 cup (27 gram) serving of Kellogg's Jumbo Multi-Grain Rice Krispies Cereal provides a mere 90 calories, no fat, 3 grams of fiber (11% of the daily value), 8 grams of sugar and 1 gram of protein . The ingredient list contains nothing out of the ordinary (rice, flour, sugar, cornmeal, honey, oil, salt and added vitamin) and manages to be on the shorter side.
While looking around for a new cereal to try out, I discovered Kellogg's Frosted Mini Wheats Little Bites in Honey Nut and Chocolate. However, the chocolate variety contained saturated fat, which I generally like to keep out of my breakfasts, so Honey Nut it was (plus Honey Nut makes for a great cereal). Kellogg's says this cereal is made with 100% whole grains and this "lightly sweetened whole-grain wheat cereal" is nearly half the size of regular Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal (one of my complaints about the regular one is that the size is a little too big for me).
After finishing a box of Kellogg's Smart Start Strawberry Oat Bites, I was perusing the cereal aisle and saw Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats Blueberry Muffin Cereal. With a rebate offer on the box, I decided it was worth a try. The Frosted Mini-Wheats Blueberry Muffin Cereal is very similar to the regular Frosted Mini-Wheats except for the added blueberry flavored coating.
I really like the mini-wheat squares cereal for their heartiness and ability to hold on to the milk when eaten together. The coloring seems a little strange on a cereal that is usually so simple, but it grew on me. I ate this more as a snack than for breakfast, and they were quite filling (the nature of the shredded wheat results in a lot of crumbs when you bite into the cereal when it's eaten as a snack).
I could not resist the promise of both fiber and antioxidant power in the Kellogg's FiberPlus Antioxidant Bars, so I grabbed a box of the decadent sounding, Dark Chocolate Almond flavor to try. I found these for $1.88 and there was a coupon for $1.00 off 2 boxes on the back of both boxes. Nutritious and inexpensive to boot so I was certainly hoping for the best.
Unfortunately, it didn't live up to my high expectations. The bar flavor was very mild - I don't like overly sweet bars, but this was too bland even for me. You can't see whole almonds in these bars and although there are pieces scattered throughout, there doesn't seem to be enough to add to the flavor or texture. I could taste a mild dark chocolate flavor which was the only saving grace.