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Which Cereal Has Fewer Calories?


Granola vs. Muesli

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Both of these breakfast cereals are made with a mix of rolled oats, fruit, and nuts with a little sweetener, but when it comes to calories, they are not created equal...

The Winner: Muesli

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Compared cup for cup as an average of all brands, muesli has 289 calories while granola has a whopping 598 calories. While muesli is mostly made of oats, the additional nuts and sugars in granola make it a far better option when it comes to watching calories.

Special K Chocolatey Delight vs. Chocolate Chex

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Who doesn't want chocolate for breakfast? Perfect for the chocoholic, these two cereals seem similar, but one has slightly fewer calories. Which one is it?

The Winner: Special K

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Special K wins this one by a hair! A three-quarter cup serving of Special K Chocolatey Delight has 120 calories while the same amount of Chocolate Chex has 130.

Fiber One Original vs. Kellogg's All-Bran Original

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Both boasting large amounts of fiber to keep your digestive system happy and your belly full for hours, can you guess which has fewer calories?

The Winner: Fiber One

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In the battle of fiber and calories, Fiber One wins both! Three-quarters of a cup of Fiber One has just 90 calories and 21 grams of fiber(!). The All Bran? One-hundred-and-twenty-two calories and 14 grams of fiber.

Wheaties vs. Total Whole Grain

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Both known for their ability to fuel active lives, these two breakfast cereals are high in vitamins and minerals...but what about calories?

The Winner: Trick Question!

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A three-quarter cup serving of both of these cereals has 100 calories, so enjoy whichever taste you prefer!

Kashi GoLean vs. Barbara's Bakery Puffins

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These two companies are known for making healthy and natural foods, which we love! However, they're not equal when it comes to calories.

The Winner: Kashi GoLean

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It's a close call, but when comparing a cup of one to a cup of the other, Kashi beats the Puffins by about 20 calories. Kashi also boost a whopping 13 grams of protein!

Kellogg's Raisin Bran vs. Post Grape-Nuts

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These healthy standbys that have been around for years might surprise—or even shock—you when it comes to calories...

The Winner: Raisin Bran

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While both are pretty high in calories to be deemed so "healthy," Raisin Bran wins this one hands down. In fact, one cup of Grape-Nuts has a whopping 416 calories compared to Raisin Bran with 190 calories per cup.

Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds vs. Honey Nut Clusters

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With honey and nuts, these two cereals seem like they'd have pretty similar calorie counts, but one takes the slight edge.


The Winner: Honey Bunches of Oats

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Ah, nuts! This one is close, but the title of fewest-calories goes to Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds with 130 calories in one three-quarter cup serving. The same amount of Honey Nut Clusters has 158 calories.

Cheerios Original vs. MultiGrain Cheerios

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It's a Cheerios face-off! Multigrain Cheerios may seem to be the healthier option, but is it also the lower-calorie option? Tricky, tricky.


The Winner: Cheerios Original

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Plain ol' Cheerios wins this calorie-cereal battle! But just by a smidge—a three-quarter cup serving of original Cheerios has 75 calories and Multigrain has 83 calories. Talk about close!

Post Shredded Wheat vs. Kellogg's  Mini-Wheats

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They're both bite-sized and frosted, but a serving of which will win?


The Winner: Post's Shredded Wheat

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Shredded Wheat takes it at 180 calories, beating out Mini-Wheats by just 20 calories per serving.

Rice Krispies vs. Rice Chex

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Made of rice, these gluten-free cereals are light, crunchy and oh, so similar in calories. This is a tough one, ladies!

The Winner: Rice Chex

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By only 5 calories, Rice Chex wins this one! A cup-and-a-quarter serving of Rice Chex has 125 calories, while Rice Krispies has 130 calories. What a tight race!

Kashi Organic Promise Strawberry Fields vs. Special K Red Berries

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With strawberries in both of these, they're marketed as fresh, tasty, and good for you. But how do they compare in calories?

The Winner: Special K Red Berries

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It's another close one! Special K Red Berries squeaks by with a win of 110 calories per cup. Kashi Organic Promise Strawberry Fields has 120 calories per cup.

FiberPlus Antioxidants, Berry Yogurt Crunch vs. Cheerios Yogurt Burst, Vanilla

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One of the latest trends in healthy cereal is including yogurt in the recipe. While these two cereals seem pretty similar, are they in calories? What do you think?

The Winner: Cheerios Yogurt Burst

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Cheerios wins it again! A three-quarter cup serving of Cheerios Vanilla Yogurt Burst has 120 calories, while the same amount of FiberPlus's version has 128 calories.

Uncle Sam Original Cereal vs. Nature's Path Multibran Organic Flax Plus

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It's health-food versus health-food with these two cereals that both boast flaxseeds and organic whole grains.

The Winner: Nature's Path Multibran Organic Flax Plus

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Nature's Path wins it, and by quite the landslide. A three-quarter cup serving of the Multibran Organic Flax Plus has just 110 calories, while Uncle Sam has 190 calories. Easy choice!