Frosted Lucky Charms may be magically delicious, but this colorful cereal along with some other childhood favorites are laden with sugar and hard to pronounce ingredients that might make you think twice about putting them in your body. In honor of National Cereal Day, we found four sugary cereal alternatives that pack a protein punch, have a good crunch and are the perfect way to start your day. Or hey, end your day, if you’re a cereal for dinner type of person.
1. Magic Spoon
Magic Spoon cereals are low-carb, high in protein, and made with zero sugar. Don’t let that deter you, they are perfectly sweetened with a blend of monk fruit, stevia, and allulose in its offerings. Magic Spoon has plenty of flavors to choose from including Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Cocoa, Fruity, Frosted, Cinnamon, and more. $39 for 4-Pack, magicspoon.com, @magicspoon
Incredi-Bowl is available in three make-you-want-to-get-out-of-bed flavors including Chocolate Crunch, Frosted Flakes and Honey Nut Hoops. These low sugar, Keto-friendly, grain and gluten-free cereals are high in protein to keep you full and fueled throughout your morning. $40 for 4-Pack, incredibowlcereal.com, @incredibowlfoods
3. Three Wishes
Three Wishes is made from chickpeas and delivers 3g of fiber and 8g of protein per serving to help avoid that mid-morning crash that happens if you were to eat high sugar, high carb, low protein options. You won't find wheat, corn, rice, dairy, oats, soy or peanuts in the ingredient list, but you will find a ton of taste in their flavors, which include Cinnamon, Honey, Unsweetened, Cocoa, Fruity and Frosted. In honor of National Cereal Day the brand is offering 20% off on their website. $9.99 per box, threewishes.com, @threewishes
4. Catalina Crunch
Catalina Crunch, a brand that we personally keep stocked at all times, has released a limited edition-flavor, Triple Berry Blast Cereal, a blend of strawberry, blueberry, and raspberry that tastes like a berry pie. Gluten and grain-free, vegan, low sugar, non-GMO, keto-friendly, and high protein, Catalina Crunch delivers satisfying cereals (and snacks) without sacrificing nutrition. $39 for 4-Pack, catalinacrunch.com, @catalinacrunch