10 Ways to Improve Your Morning Cereal

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10 Ways to Improve Your Morning Cereal

1. Warm Milk
cereal and warm milk

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A variation on the old classic will warm you up first thing in the morning.

2. Blueberries
cereal and blueberries

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This nutritious fruit will add some color to your meal while boosting your immune system and increasing your daily fiber intake.

3. Almonds
cereal with almonds

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Add nuts to keep you fuller longer.

4. Banana Chips
cereal with dried banana

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Dried bananas add crunch without guilt.

5. Dried Cranberries
cheerioes with craisins

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Dried fruit is a great source of fiber that can jump-start your day.

6. Yogurt-covered Raisins
cereal w/ yogurt covered raisins

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Treat yourself: indulge in yogurt-covered raisins, while still getting the fiber you need.

7. Shredded Coconut
raisin bran with coconut pieces

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Adds a little extra flavor and sweetness.

8. Yogurt
cereal and yogurt

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Eat this, not that: substitute the granola in your yogurt for cereal. Same crunch, fewer calories.

9. Cottage Cheese Parfait
raisin bran with fruit and cottage cheese

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Cottage cheese is low in calories yet very filling. Make a parfait for a bikini-ready breakfast.

10. Chia Seeds
cereal with chia seeds

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Chia seeds are the new “it food.” These tiny seeds are the superfood of the Aztecs, Mayans and Incas. They are supposed to keep you full for longer amounts of time and are high in omega-3 fatty acids, carbohydrates, protein, fiber, antioxidants and calcium.

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