puffed whole grain
toasted oat cereal
High fiber: Try for at least three grams of fiber per serving.
Lower sodium (salt): Look for a cereal with less than 210 mg of sodium per serving.
Bread and pasta
High fiber: Try for at least 2 grams of fiber per serving in bread and 5 grams in pasta.
Rice and Other Grains
See EWG's Cereal Report to learn more.
Don't be fooled. Read the label. Make sure the word "whole" is in the very first ingredient listed. "Multi-grain" or "wheat" isn't enough. Just because it looks brown, doesn't mean it's whole grain.
Start kids off right with whole grains, not white bread and white pasta. If they're not used to whole grains, mix them in gradually.
Buy in bulk and stock up during sales. Make your own oatmeal (See Recipes). Packets cost more and are often loaded with salt and sugar. Buy brown rice in bulk and mix with white rice if needed to lower cost. Buy whole grain bread on sale and save in the freezer.
Ready for something new? Try quinoa instead of rice. Look for it on sale or in bulk (See recipes).