Fortunately, a growing number of restaurants are focusing on the morning staple, allowing you to mix and match hot and cold choices with healthy toppings. Think out of the (cereal) box with these fun, diet-friendly creations.
- If you like it sweet
Mix ½ cup Cheerios, ½ cup Special K, 2 tbsp. walnuts, ½ cup sliced peaches, and 1 tsp. honey. Add milk. (From Cereality Cereal Bar & Cafe in Philadelphia)
- If you like it warm
Stir 1/3 cup canned pumpkin-pie filling and 1 crushed graham cracker into 1 cup cooked plain oatmeal. Sprinkle with about ¼ tsp. each ground ginger and cinnamon. (From the Cereal Bowl in Miami)
- If you like it crunchy
Mix ½ cup Wheaties, ¼ cup lowfat granola, ¼ cup trail mix, and a sliced banana; add milk. (From Cereal Barn & Peanut Butter Cafe in Bloomington, Indiana)