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I have a confession to make … sometimes I eat cereal for dinner.
Wow, I feel so much lighter now that I have that off my chest, haha. Eating cereal for dinner may have been ok when I was in college and didn’t want to cook or buy takeout. But I’m now an adult with a family cereal just won’t cut it. Still, there are nights, when my son and husband are out, when I curl up on the couch with a nice bowl of cereal and watch my favorite shows on Netflix. For me, there are a couple of issues with this. Outside of the guilt I feel for not eating a kale salad, after I’m done my bowl I begin to feel the effects of the not-so-healthy ingredients, like sugar and things I can’t pronounce, and immediately regret my meal choice. And then I’m hungry 20 minutes later because I really just ate a bowl of nothing. If only there was a healthy breakfast cereal that I could eat while binge-watching…
Now there is! Enter The Cereal School. The Cereal School reinvented the sugary cereals we love by replacing the not-so-good stuff with high-quality lactose-free protein and sweetened them with monk fruit. What is monk fruit you ask? It is a natural plant-based sweetener that has zero sugar and no calories. This means no sugar crash (zero glycemic impact) after eating a bowl. The Cereal School cereal is also gluten-free and grain-free and has only 1 carb making it a great snack or healthy breakfast for people on a low-carb or Keto diet.
I know what you’re thinking, this sounds great and all, but how does it taste? I brought in the big guns to answer this question. First, my husband tried out the cookies and cream flavor. My husband, just for context, is a life-long lover of all things cookies and cream. From cereal to ice cream to Twix bars (yes, there is a cookies and cream Twix bar that came out in the 90’s and is back on shelves!), he can’t get enough of that yummy chocolatey goodness. Another thing to note about my husband is that he has been on Weight Watchers for the past 9 months and has lost 75 lbs (great job, babe!). Because of this, he watches everything he puts into his mouth and runs it through the WW app for final approval.
Ok back to the taste test. My dog, Daisy, was very excited as you can see. My husband, on the other hand, was a bit skeptical when I told him about The Cereal School cookies and cream healthy breakfast cereal. He, of course, scanned the bag and verified that indeed the cereal is 1 WW point. Now he was more excited to give it a try – with the hope that it will taste amazing and can be added to his rotation of sweet, yet healthy, after dinner snacks.
The verdict? My husband really enjoyed the cereal and asked if we could “stock up”. He also said that he liked the cookies and cream taste, but obviously it wasn’t like eating a sugar-laden box of Oreo’s. (You can’t have it all, honey!) This is a huge win for him and for those watching their weight and looking for a healthy breakfast or snack.
Next up, my 9-year-old son. For this taste test, we decided to compare The Cereal School peanut butter cereal with my son’s favorite peanut butter cereal from Whole Foods. You can see how they stack up from a nutrition and ingredient standpoint side by side below. The Cereal School peanut butter cereal has no cane sugar, less fat, sodium and sugar, fewer calories and carbs, and a lot more protein. It is the clear winner!
Our son doesn’t eat a lot of super sugary cereals. Instead we opt for cereals that have less sugar and no artificial ingredients. What did he think?
He didn’t love the peanut butter cereal from The Cereal School more than his go-to because he said it left a “weird” taste in his mouth. He did like the second flavor he tried, cinnamon bun, and would gladly eat this healthy breakfast before school. It’s a win! (And mom-approved)
UPDATE: The Cereal School (now Schoolyard Snacks) has launched Cereal 3.0 and have eliminated the after taste! We are excited to experience this new product and will report back.
As a family, we collectively give The Cereal School healthy breakfast cereal two thumbs up. This product would be good for anyone looking to eat better, from kids to teens to adults, those on Weight Watchers or a Keto or gluten-free diet, or anyone looking for a healthy breakfast (or in my case dinner).
The one drawback that we found with The Cereal School is cost. At $1.69 per serving it is more expensive than most cereals in stores. But comparing The Cereal School cereal to other “traditional” cereals isn’t fair as they are far healthier and should be compared to other breakfast options like shakes, bars, and sandwiches. When you think of it this way, The Cereal School cereal is at a similar price point and less than your coffee-to-go.
Stock up on The Cereal School for a low-carb, keto-friendly breakfast or snack!