Breakfast Cereal Hacks - Mix, Coat, Swap and Top


Every WIC food has a specific nutrition role to fill. Why breakfast cereals? They provide a great source of:
  • Iron, which your body uses build blood cells that take oxygen from your lungs to the rest of your body.
  • Folate/Folic acid, which helps with cell growth and development.
  • Fiber (from whole grain options), which helps keep you regular and helps you feel full after a meal. Certain fibers can also help control blood cholesterol levels and prevent heart disease.
Breakfast Cereal Hacks for Better Health. Breakfast cereal can be used in a variety of ways outside of breakfast to help you save money on delicious family meals.
  • Swap crushed cereal for breadcrumbs for any recipe that call for them.
  • Swap seasoned corn or rice flakes for expensive croutons and salad toppers.
  • Coat chicken or fish with crushed corn or rice cereal to make crisp lower fat oven fried family favorites.
  • Mix crushed rice, corn, or wheat flake cereal into meatball, meatloaf, or meat patty recipes.
  • Top desserts or casseroles with crushed cereal drizzled with butter or sprinkled with cheese.
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