Which Cereal Has Fewer Calories?

Are you ready to navigate the maze of cereals in the supermarket and make an intelligent decision about the best box for your buck? Take a stroll down cereal lane in any supermarket and you’ll be overwhelmed by the overdose of fruity and colorful boxes. The variety, the catchy names, and the fabulous box designs are a tribute to the creativity of American advertising firms. But to choose the most nutritious cereal for your family, you’ll need to look past the glitz.

Granola vs. Muesli

Both of these breakfast cereals are made with a mix of rolled oats, fruit, and nuts with a little sweetener. Compared cup for cup as an average of all brands, muesli has 289 calories while granola has a whopping 598 calories. While muesli is mostly made of oats, the additional nuts and sugars in granola make it a far better option when it comes to watching calories.

Special K Chocolatey Delight vs. Chocolate Chex

Who doesn’t want chocolate for breakfast? Perfect for the chocoholic, these two cereals seem similar, but one has slightly fewer calories. Which one is it?

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Special K wins this one by a hair! A three-quarter cup serving of Special K Chocolatey Delight has 120 calories while the same amount of Chocolate Chex has 130.

Fiber One Original vs. Kellogg’s All-Bran Original

Both boasting large amounts of fiber to keep your digestive system happy and your belly full for hours. But, three-quarters of a cup of Fiber One has just 90 calories and 21 grams of fiber. The All Bran? One-hundred-and-twenty-two calories and 14 grams of fiber.

Wheaties vs. Total Whole Grain

Both known for their ability to fuel active lives, these two breakfast cereals are high in vitamins and minerals…but what about calories? A three-quarter cup serving of both of these cereals has 100 calories, so enjoy whichever taste you prefer!

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Kashi GoLean vs. Barbara’s Bakery Puffins

These two companies are known for making healthy and natural foods, which we love! However, they’re not equal when it comes to calories.
It’s a close call, but when comparing a cup of one to a cup of the other, Kashi beats the Puffins by about 20 calories. Kashi also boost a whopping 13 grams of protein!

Kellogg’s Raisin Bran vs. Post Grape-Nuts

While both are pretty high in calories to be deemed so “healthy,” Raisin Bran wins this one hands down. In fact, one cup of Grape-Nuts has a whopping 416 calories compared to Raisin Bran with 190 calories per cup.

Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds vs. Honey Nut Clusters

With honey and nuts, these two cereals seem like they’d have pretty similar calorie counts, but one takes the slight edge. Ah, nuts! This one is close, but the title of fewest-calories goes to Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds with 130 calories in one three-quarter cup serving. The same amount of Honey Nut Clusters has 158 calories.

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Cheerios Original vs. MultiGrain Cheerios

It’s a Cheerios face-off! Multigrain Cheerios may seem to be the healthier option, but is it also the lower-calorie option? Plain ol’ Cheerios wins this calorie-cereal battle! But just by a smidge—a three-quarter cup serving of original Cheerios has 75 calories and Multigrain has 83 calories.

Rice Krispies vs. Rice Chex

Made of rice, these gluten-free cereals are light, crunchy and oh, so similar in calories. By only 5 calories, Rice Chex wins this one! A cup-and-a-quarter serving of Rice Chex has 125 calories, while Rice Krispies has 130 calories.

Kashi Organic Promise Strawberry Fields vs. Special K Red Berries

With strawberries in both of these, they’re marketed as fresh, tasty, and good for you. Special K Red Berries squeaks by with a win of 110 calories per cup. Kashi Organic Promise Strawberry Fields has 120 calories per cup.


FiberPlus Antioxidants, Berry Yogurt Crunch vs. Cheerios Yogurt Burst, Vanilla

One of the latest trends in healthy cereal is including yogurt in the recipe. While these two cereals seem pretty similar, are they in calories?

Cheerios wins it again! A three-quarter cup serving of Cheerios Vanilla Yogurt Burst has 120 calories, while the same amount of FiberPlus’s version has 128 calories.

Uncle Sam Original Cereal vs. Nature’s Path Multibran Organic Flax Plus

It’s health-food versus health-food with these two cereals that both boast flaxseeds and organic whole grains. Nature’s Path wins it, and by quite the landslide. A three-quarter cup serving of the Multibran Organic Flax Plus has just 110 calories, while Uncle Sam has 190 calories.

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