We asked one family to tell us which organic cereal they would chose to start their day
New Morning-Cocoa Crispy Rice
Nutrition facts per ¾ cup (30 g): 120 calories, 0.5 g fat (0 g saturated, 0 g trans), 0 mg cholesterol, 100 mg sodium, 26 g carbs (1 g fibre, 10 g sugars), 2 g protein, 0% vitamin A, 0% vitamin C, 0% calcium, 2% iron. $7.99
Family says: This one received the thumbs-up from Sydney who had two servings. Dad Jeff thought this brand was crunchy, had a good chocolate flavour and held up well in milk. Dana enjoyed the taste but Kim found it “too sweet.”
Final Rating: B (Chocolatey Taste)
Having cereal alone, even with milk, is not a complete breakfast, says registered dietitian Jodi Robinson. She suggests adding a serving (¼ to ½ cup for kids) of fruit or 100 percent fruit juice to the meal. Also compare serving sizes. A Food Guide serving of cereal is 30 g. Aim to meet at least three of these criteria (per serving).
At least 2 g of fibre.
No more than 4 g of sugar.
No more than 0.5 g saturated/trans fat combined.
No more than 150 mg sodium.
A source of iron or calcium—at least 5 percent daily value (DV).