If you’re following the keto diet or just watching your carbs, you know there are a lot of foods you have to give up. Obviously, things like bread and pasta are a big no-no, but even some foods you didn’t realize had a ton of carbs end up on your can’t-eat list.
Most cereals are included on that list, as many are loaded with both carbs and sugar. But The Cereal School makes flavors you may remember from your childhood, and these cereals have zero sugar, 16 grams of protein and only one gram of carbohydrates per serving.
The cereal comes in two flavors, fruity and cinnamon bun. It’s non-GMO and contains no artificial sweeteners or colors. Each serving is in an individual 22-gram, 100-calorie bag, so you can eat them dry for an on-the-go snack or pour them into a bowl with milk for breakfast.
So, how does The Cereal School stack up against other store-bought cereals when it comes to carb counts? Randomly choosing one and checking out the label: a serving (3/4 cup, or 52 grams) of General Mills’ new Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll Fillows has 40 grams of carbs. That’s a larger serving size — more than twice as many grams — but it’s still a huge difference in carbohydrates.
I will warn you that you’ll have to really want this cereal to give it a try, as it is $49.99 for 24 of those single-serving bags. That breaks down to $2.08 per bowl — or close to half the price of an entire box of the Pillsbury cereal. At least shipping on The Cereal School’s offerings is free.
If that’s out of your price range or you’re not a fan of the flavors, it is possible to make your own keto cereal instead. This recipe for keto chocolate cereal from the blog All Day I Dream About Food has only eight ingredients and takes just 20 minutes to make. Each 1/3 cup serving (no gram equivalent given) has 3.2 grams of net carbs.
Will you be giving keto-friendly cereal a try?