How to Turn a Box of Cereal Into 5 High-Fiber Breakfasts and Snacks

Adding fiber to your diet is easy with these creative recipes with cereal.
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While most fruits and vegetables certainly provide fiber, the right breakfast cereal can help you meet your fiber goals, too.

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High-fiber oat or bran cereals can be a great way to help hit the recommended 25 to 38 grams per day set by the USDA. Up the fiber in your diet with these tasty recipes made with cereal.

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1. Brownie Banana Cereal Bowl

To add some healthy fats, top this bowl with a spoonful of nut butter.
  • Calories:​ 320
  • Fiber:​ 19 grams

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High in fiber and protein and low in saturated fat, this breakfast smoothie bowl certainly ticks all the right boxes. Plus, this recipe only requires a handful of ingredients — most of which you probably have in your kitchen pantry.

You'll get 27 grams of protein in a serving of this yummy option. Combined with fiber, this satiating recipe guarantees you'll stay feeling full right up until lunchtime.

Get the Brownie Banana Cereal Bowl recipe and nutrition info from Nutrition Starring You.

2. Cereal Power Bar

These make an excellent breakfast or grab-and-go snack.
  • Calories:​ 244
  • Fiber:​ 6 grams

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These high-fiber cereal bars are loaded with dates, cereal (of course), coconut flakes and beans — yes, beans! Unlike your standard granola bar, this recipe calls for a can of white beans, which adds fiber and protein.

Although the recipe recommends using Fiber One cereal ($22 for 4 boxes, Amazon.com) specifically, you can substitute just about any bran-based variety.

Get the Cereal Power Bar recipe and nutrition info from Super Healthy Kids.

This recipe makes a great sweet breakfast dish or high-protein dessert.
  • Calories:​ 320
  • Fiber:​ 11 grams

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Swap your usual yogurt parfait for this dessert-style breakfast cookie dough recipe, which offers 11 grams of fiber.

This recipe adds a creative (and sweet) twist to a bowl of Greek yogurt, combining vanilla, powdered peanut butter and Fiber One breakfast cereal. If you want to add a little extra unsaturated fat to this dish, you can swap the powdered PB with your favorite nut butter.

Get the Breakfast Cookie Dough recipe and nutrition info from Nutrition Starring You.

4. Bug in the Garden

This snack recipe only takes a few minutes to put together. Plus, it's adorable.
  • Calories:​ 160
  • Fiber:​ 9 grams

You might be familiar with ants on a log, but please allow us to introduce you to the kid- and adult-friendly Bug in the Garden. This snack recipe is quick to make and will zap any afternoon sweets craving.

While this recipe does call for a Fiber One protein bar ($4.89 per box, Amazon.com) you can use any high-fiber granola bar of choice. Or, use the Cereal Power Bar recipe above and make this snack a total DIY.

Get the Bug in the Garden recipe and nutrition info from Mama Maggie's Kitchen.

5. Crock-Pot Chex Mix

You can add some unsalted nuts and seeds to this recipe to increase fiber and healthy fat.
  • Calories:​ 757
  • Fiber:​ 11 grams

You can make just about anything in a slow cooker, including a tasty, homemade Chex mix. And unlike the store-bought varieties, you can make this mix your own by adding your favorite nuts, seeds and cereals — that's where the fiber comes in.

Watch your portion sizes, as these snacks can be pretty high in calories.

Get the Crock-Pot Chex Mix recipe and nutrition info from Crock-Pot Ladies.

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