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July 20, 2011 8:54 AM
Hi does anyone know what cereal has the lowest calories that you can get in the UK? I usually shop at Asda, tesco and Aldi.

Many thanks.
  1272941
July 20, 2011 8:57 AM
I don't know about lowest cal, but I think the healthiest (low salt and sugar content) are Shredded Wheat (prob the best) and Weetabix (I eat these most mornings and love them). I used to eat Bran Flakes before I found out they had a ton of sugar, plus they don't fill me up very much for the 30g portion size.
July 20, 2011 8:59 AM
36g of Quaker Oats original with skimmed milk is 189 calories. It's filling and satisfying.
July 20, 2011 8:59 AM
I can't believe how little 30g is! i bought the special k cereal to go and it was pointless there was so little of it!!!

Thanks i will get some weetabix!
  1272941
July 20, 2011 9:00 AM
I would plump with the Oats....they lower cholesterol too
July 20, 2011 9:01 AM
QUOTE:

36g of Quaker Oats original with skimmed milk is 189 calories. It's filling and satisfying.


Oh, I also second the porridge, the most filling for sure!
July 20, 2011 9:17 AM
I love oat-so-simple - but only because I'm too lazy to add my own 'extras' to my porridge.
  3981948
July 20, 2011 9:49 AM
I would have porridge most days through the winter with a banana or some tinned prunes and ground linseed - made with water but with a splash of milk when cooked. In the summer (that's a joke!) I've been having fruit and yoghurt, or lately I've been having Nestle Cheerios - I find they are lovely with fruit or raisins in.
  3925459
July 20, 2011 9:51 AM
Forgot to add, when I started weight watchers I was having puffed wheat - it's mainly air so you can have a big bowl for not many calories - not particularly filling though
  3925459
July 20, 2011 10:43 AM
I don't know, but probably the one that tastes like cardboard or dust :(
  1521958
July 20, 2011 1:01 PM
lately ive been making a large chocolate oat pancake it fills me up for around 4 hours it has :

30g porrage oats
15g chocolate chips
25g plain flour
2tsb of sweetner
water (to stick it together)
and a flavour such as cinomen or vanilla

all i can say is LUSH
July 20, 2011 1:29 PM
QUOTE:

lately ive been making a large chocolate oat pancake it fills me up for around 4 hours it has :

30g porrage oats
15g chocolate chips
25g plain flour
2tsb of sweetner
water (to stick it together)
and a flavour such as cinomen or vanilla

all i can say is LUSH


Can you tell me aprox # of calories for that?
  3981948
July 20, 2011 11:53 PM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

lately ive been making a large chocolate oat pancake it fills me up for around 4 hours it has :

30g porrage oats
15g chocolate chips
25g plain flour
2tsb of sweetner
water (to stick it together)
and a flavour such as cinomen or vanilla

all i can say is LUSH


if you use these mesurments its 298calories well worth a big breakfast. you need to fry i use one cal spray..they will stick if you dont use something :)

Can you tell me aprox # of calories for that?
July 21, 2011 12:11 AM
http://www.thegoodgrainco.com/products/puffed-wheat.php

this stuff, with splenda and skimmed milk. A portion is 15g because its so light, thats a decent portion, but even if you doubled it its still low cal, but for a big bowl.

just unsweetened sugar puffs tbh
July 21, 2011 12:38 AM
QUOTE:

I can't believe how little 30g is! i bought the special k cereal to go and it was pointless there was so little of it!!!

Thanks i will get some weetabix!


Whole Grain! Whole Grain! Weetabix are great.
July 21, 2011 12:40 AM
Porridge - it keeps you filled up!

My serving of porridge is 354 Kcals, including golden syrup and ground cinnamon. I work out in the morning, so probably expend a lot of my energy between breakfast and lunch. I have no need to eat before lunch, have tried other cereals, but I end up peckish about 11.
  4260984
July 21, 2011 12:45 AM
isnt 354 cals worth of porridge and golden syrup probably one of the highest cal cereals lol?
and chocolate pancakes??

tasty im sure, but the OP did specifically ask for the lowest calorie ones, not just for general breakfast ideas
July 21, 2011 12:48 AM
Bran Flakes are definately up there- great for me with my oat allergy :-) x
July 21, 2011 1:40 AM
QUOTE:

isnt 354 cals worth of porridge and golden syrup probably one of the highest cal cereals lol?
and chocolate pancakes??

tasty im sure, but the OP did specifically ask for the lowest calorie ones, not just for general breakfast ideas


Granted it is, but it fills me up, so I don't have any mid morning snack. Toast, with jam & butter is about 250kcal- for one slice, shreddies, 40g with milk is 209kcal- and 40g is a tiny bowl! I was suggesting an alternative, because low calorie doesn't necessarily mean the best fuel for your body first thing.
  4260984
July 21, 2011 1:42 AM
Hint for those people who think 30g is a small portion: get smaller bowls. Seriouy, this is plenty to fill you up: it just looks small!
  3981948
July 21, 2011 1:44 AM
I do agree with the above poster. If you are active then breakfast is one of the best meals for loading calories... And the evening is the worst time.
  3981948
July 21, 2011 2:47 AM
Well my favs are Weetabix with a few sultanas, rice krispies if I need a big full bowl and porridge in the winter. To reduce calories I have my cereal with water rather than milk, it took a while to get used to it but now I don't miss milk now. Like the sound of those pancakes, how many calories? Nice for a weekend treat.
  462387
July 21, 2011 2:50 AM
I definitely have to agree with Weetabix or porridge. My favourite thing is porridge made with half water, half skimmed milk with half a banana cut up in it before you heat it. The banana goes all gooey and you can stir it in when it's cooked - it's sweet enough to not have to add any honey or sugar too. Delish :D
July 21, 2011 3:03 AM
A great breakfast (I think) is hot oats, like Readybrek, 108 cals for 30 grammes (and that's quite a lot, it weighs nothing that stuff) and then another 49 cals for 100ml low-fat milk. I usually add some raisins or chopped up banana as well.
Fills me up for hours.

I'm sure the likes of Special K would be even lower in cals, but I'd be hungry again only an hour later.
July 21, 2011 3:22 AM
http://www.livestrong.com/article/352491-healthy-low-calorie-cereals/

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