Today’s product of the week is Puffins cereal, which is one of my favorite cereals!
The cereal aisle can be a confusing place! There are so many options, and a lot of cereals that appear to be healthy options but aren’t. In my tips for navigating the supermarket (part 2) blog post, I spoke about what to look for on the nutrition facts label when choosing a cereal. I recommend choosing cereals that have at least 3 grams of fiber and less than 10 grams of sugar per serving.
While the nutrition facts vary for each flavor of puffins, let’s look at the nutrition facts for original puffins.
In a ¾ cup serving:
90 calories; 23 grams of carbohydrates; 5 grams of fiber; 5 grams of sugar; 2 grams of protein
The original puffins fit my checklist for fiber and sugar!
My favorite flavor puffins is peanut butter and the fiber in the peanut butter flavor is lower at 2 grams/serving. By adding fruit with my cereal, or combining the peanut butter puffins with the original puffins I am able to make up for the decreased fiber!
Since cereal can be lower in protein than other breakfast options, I enjoy mine with either skim milk or plain greek yogurt to increase the protein content.
While I love puffins with milk and fruit, they are also a great addition for when you make your own trailmix!
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own. Products reviewed in this post are highlighted because I like them and want my readers to know about them. I have not been compensated for mentioning any specific products, brands or retailers in this post.