My Three Best Healthy Cereals of All-Time

For whatever reason, obscure blog posts that I wrote years ago still show up in my daily Don’t Blink analytics reports. One such example of this is my “Three Best Unhealthy Cereals of All-Time” post I wrote well over four years ago. I don’t know if it is because Reeses Puffs has a cult following or something, but that particular post is still read regularly by a healthy amount of people each week.

Although I prefer that the posts I put a little more time and meaning into would receive top billing on my blog reports, it is what it is. I figured the least I could do is use my prior cereal list as “inspiration” and write a similarly cheesy, bad blog post. Thus, today I bring you my Three Best HEALTHY Cereals of All-Time:

Sun Belt Granola – When I was around 11, my family stayed at a Hampton Inn in Richland, Washington, for a baseball tournament. The hotel’s continental breakfast had a granola dispenser. Feeling adventurous one of the mornings we stayed there, I fixed myself a bowl of it. I seriously had no idea what I had been missing for over a decade. When we returned to Spokane I immediately started to incorporate granola into my breakfast routine. Although my mom and I could never find a brand that tasted as good as what we had at the Hampton Inn, we did find something that would become a mainstay in our house throughout my high school years: Sun Belt Granola. Going through at least a box a week, I lived on Sun Belt’s banana granola cereal throughout my teen years.

Honey Bunches of Oats – I must admit that Honey Bunches of Oats might straddle the line between a healthy and unhealthy cereal. However, because it doesn’t have any artificial colors nor a character such as a rabbit or a vampire promoting it, I am lumping it into the healthy category. I loved eating this cereal as a kid. My parents let me eat it during the school week (they reserved sugary cereals only for the weekends) and I always preferred it just a little soggy.

Cracklin’ Oat Bran – This is a cereal that I have not tasted for at least 20 years but one that I remember fondly. I ate Cracklin’ Oat Bran as a tiny kid solely because my dad did. I would be surprised if many of you even know what this cereal is. To be honest, I thought it had probably been discontinued by now but I did a quick internet search and it is still out there! Cracklin’ Oat Bran (we just called it Oat Bran) is a no frills, basic cereal made up of circle shaped pieces of (big surprise coming) oat bran. My dad ate it on the weekends and because I wanted to be like him, I ate it too. Heck, I even grew to like it. However, it didn’t convince me that cereal should always be made without marshmallows or chocolate.


It is Sunday night and I don’t think we are having cereal for dinner but I am almost tempted to pour myself a bowl. Thanks for putting up with this blog post and I hope you have a great week. Don’t Blink.