We see how two popular breakfast cereals stack up. We’ve compared 45g serves (three Weet-Bix biscuits and one-third of a cup of muesli).
|Fast (sat fat)||7.7g (0.9g)||0.6g (0.1g)|
|Carbs (sugars)||26g (1.3g)||30.2g (1.3g)|
The Te Atatu Toasted Muesli is higher in both energy and protein as it contains seeds in addition to the grains (oats and buckwheat) whereas Weet-Bix is largely wholegrain wheat (97 per cent). Serving the cereal with a cup of trim milk or ¾ cup low-fat yoghurt will add around 390—460kJ and 7—12g protein (as well as nearly a third of daily calcium needs for most of us).
Either of these cereals can be the basis of a healthy breakfast. Add milk or yoghurt, plus some fruit, for a nutrient-packed breakfast and adjust portion sizes so it’s sustaining for you. For those wanting a higher-fibre boost, choose kiwifruit or add some LSA or chia seeds.