Starting your day with a bowl of cereal and milk not only provides energy and nutrients in the morning, but also reduces the chance that you might have to reach for an unhealthy midmorning snack. The calories in your bowl of Kellogg's cereal topped with 2 percent milk depend on the flavor of cereal and the size of the serving.
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If you grew up eating Kellogg's Corn Flakes for breakfast, you might still reach for this cereal's familiar taste each morning. One cup of Corn Flakes has 100 calories. A 1 1/4-cup serving of Rice Krispies has 130 calories, while a 1-cup serving of Special K has 120 calories. Frosted Flakes, meanwhile, have 110 calories per 3/4-cup serving.
Many fruit-flavored cereals have a similar number of calories to the traditional flavors. A 1-cup serving of Apple Jacks has 110 calories. The same size serving of Froot Loops also has 110 calories, while a 1-cup serving of Raisin Bran has 190 calories per cup. The calories in this cereal are notably higher than in other fruity flavors because of the raisins.
With Health in Mind
Kellogg's markets certain types of its cereal as being particularly healthy. These cereals aren't necessarily low in calories. All-Bran cereal, for example, has 80 calories per 1/2-cup serving. A 2/3-cup serving of Mueslix has 200 calories. The high caloric value is due to the raisins, dates and almonds in the cereal.
Just Add Milk
The calories in your serving of 2 percent milk depend on how much milk you pour over your cereal. If you pour 1/2 cup of milk into your bowl, you increase your breakfast's caloric value by 62 calories. If you're concerned about calories, the same amount of 1 percent milk has 51 calories, while 1/2 cup of skim milk has just 42 calories.