Gratefully we live in a world that allows us to have lots of choices with packaged products in the supermarket. However, this unfortunately can make you feel confused and overwhelmed without knowing which product to buy for you and your loved ones. 

What are the health benefits of eating breakfast? 

Breakfast is an important meal routine to start your day right.

  • Breakfast breaks your overnight fast to kickstart the metabolism 

  • Breakfast provides energy which contributes to helping you get you through your busy day, focussed and attentive

  • Breakfast assists with levelling appetite and reduces your chances of overeating throughout the day, aiding weight management 

  • Breakfast stabilises your blood sugar levels to prevent energy lows and maintain a happy mood

Top 5 cereal products recommended by Sydney Dietitian, Tatiana Bedikian:

Note: This list is not in order from best to last

Jordan’s Low Sugar Granola 

Ingredients: Whole Grain Oats (Oat Flakes 80%), Pearl Barley, Chicory Root Fibre (7%), Nuts (7%) (Sliced & Whole Almonds, Chopped Roasted Hazelnuts), Sunflower Oil, Seeds (2%) (Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds), Desiccated Coconut, Natural Flavouring

Nutritional Profile per 100g 

Energy: 448 calories 

Protein: 16.1g 

Saturated Fat: 2.4g 

Sugars: 2.9g 

Fibre: 7.9g 

Sodium: 0.03g 

Why Tatiana recommends this product: 

  • This product contains no added sugar which is rarely seen in other granolas on the market. As a result, the sugar content meets the best choice category (<5g/100g) 

  • This product contains 10% nuts/seeds which provide healthy fats, protein and fibre and are heart friendly 

  • This product has a very low sodium content

Carmen’s Protein Rich Porridge Sachets – Almond, Vanilla and Cinnamon 

Ingredients: Whole Grains (Oats, Triticale, Buckwheat), Wheat Protein, Almonds 6%, Raw Sugar, Cinnamon, Natural Vanilla Flavour.

 Nutritional Profile per 100g 


Energy: 397 calories 

Protein: 22.7g 

Saturated fat: 1.3g 

Sugars: 6.9g

Dietary fibre: 9g 

Sodium: 37mg 

 Why Tatiana recommends this product: 

  • This product is high in protein (due to added wheat protein) and consequently aids in making you feel full. Given its high protein content, it’s also an appropriate choice to help facilitate muscle recovery after morning exercise 

  • This product is predominately made from wholegrains including oats, triticale and buckwheat which are low GI and high in dietary fibre. This means it provides sustained energy throughout the day.

  • This product is flavoured with cinnamon which is a great blood sugar regulator and sweetness enhancer.

Freedom Foods Cereal Buckwheat & Quinoa 

Ingredients: Gluten Free Flour Mix [Whole Grain Buckwheat Flour (25%), Rice Flour, Maize Flour, Quinoa Flour (2%)], Pepitas (15%), Resistant Dextrin (Prebiotic Activity), Chickpea Fibre, Psyllium Husk, Golden Syrup, Emulsifier (Sunflower Lecithin), Salt.

 Nutritional Profile per 100g 


Energy: 373 calories 

Protein 9.8g

Saturated fat 1.6g 

Sugar: 4.8g 

Fibre: 15g 

Sodium: 90mg 

Why Tatiana recommends this product: 

  • This product is great for individuals with allergies to gluten, wheat, nuts, soy and egg as it is free from them all 

  • This product is great for the microbiota with a significantly high fibre composition coming from all of its grain ingredients (psyllium husk, chickpea fibre, quinoa and seeds). 

  • This product also has prebiotic fibre added which is fuel for the good gut bacteria important to ensure the gut is healthy and happy 

  • This product is low in sugar which also makes it Monash University Low FODMAP Certified for those suffering with IBS

Sanitarium Weet-Bix Cholesterol Lowering Breakfast Cereal

Ingredients: Wholegrain Wheat (88%), Plant Sterol Esters [Plant Sterols (5%)], raw Sugar, Salt, Barley Malt Extract, Antioxidants (Mixed Tocopherols, Ascorbyl Palmitate), Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Folate), Mineral (Iron).

Nutritional Profile per 100g 

Energy: 351 calories 


Protein: 10.5g 

Saturated fats: 0.7g 

Sugars: 2.7g 

Fibre: 9.7g

Sodium: 254mg 

Why Tatiana recommends this product: 

  • This product contains over 85% wholegrains which assists with blood sugar control, lowering cholesterol and ensuring satiety to start your day 

  • This product is a familiar family favourite but this Cholesterol Lowering variety, contains 2g of plant sterols per 2 weetbix which assists with cholesterol reduction by 9%

  • This product provides additional vitamins and minerals including iron, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin which help release the energy you need to start your day, regulate nerve function and help carry oxygen around the body

Be Natural Whole Grain Mini Bites Cinnamon

Ingredients: Organic whole grain wheat (82%), organic demerara sugar, natural flavour (cinnamon), organic cinnamon

Nutritional Profile per 100g 


Energy: 350 calories 

Protein: 9.2g 

Saturated fats: 0.3g 

Sugars: 11.9g 

Fibre: 11.1g

Sodium: 300mg 

Why Tatiana recommends this product: 

  • This product is made with only 4 ingredients, with 80% being wholegrain wheat which provides 5g of dietary fibre per 45g portion (meets 20% of your daily fibre requirements) 

  • This product is popular for little kids due to its bite sized portions

  • This product similar to Carmen’s porridge option above, contains cinnamon a potent anti-oxidant which is cell protective and reduces inflammation in the body.

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Tatiana xx