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Oatmeal vs. Cereal: Which is the Breakfast Champion?

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Good morning! Maybe it’s afternoon, but anytime of day is the perfect time of day to eat breakfast foods. Let me ask you a serious question—do you reserve oatmeal for chilly days? When it comes to favorite breakfast cereals, boxed flakes and rolled oats are clearly the most popular, but which bowl is the breakfast champion?

Let’s take a quick look at nutritional value, variety, and convenience to see if oats or cereal wins the morning crown…

 

1. Nutritional Value

When it comes to oatmeal and cereals let’s get one thing straight right off the bat—after all both pre-packaged oatmeal and boxed cereals come in thousands of different kinds, each with their own unique nutritional value.

Let’s cut to the chase, most of us already know that high-sugar cereals—your fruity loops, honey covered o’s, and cocoa-covered puffs (you know the ones, marketed at kids) are full of sugar. So here, I’m talking about cereals that are big on vitamins and minerals—not those jam-packed with chocolate, marshmallows, and food dyes.

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