Trim Healthy Mamas sometimes need an easy & Drive Thru Sue meal. Here are 9 Store Bought THM on plan cereal brands that you can grab at the supermarket.
A bowl of cold cereal with milk was my standard “I’m not cooking but need to eat” meal before I started Trim Healthy Mama. It is easy, good and comfort food to me.
But on Trim Healthy Mama is there an on plan cereal option? Yes Ma’am. You are in luck. There are several store bought THM on plan cereal choices.
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Store Bought THM On Plan Cereal
If you have a trip to the grocery store planned, this list of cold cereal options for Trim Healthy Mama will help you select the right box.
Here are your store bought THM on plan cereal choices:
E Meal Cereal Options
- Love Grown O’s (Original flavor only)
- One Degree Sprouted Oat O’s
- Uncle Sams
- Ezekiel or Ezekiel Almond
- Farmers We Know Sprouted Brown Rice Crisps
S Meal Cereal Options
FP Meal Cereal Options
- Highkey Protein Cereal – this is right on the edge of a FP for fat. If you have any other fat from other foods, you would move into a S.
Not on Plan
- Magic Spoon cereals – off plan due to the tapioca.
- Kashi Go Keto – off plan due to the tapioca.
Want more no cook, quick breakfast ideas? Check out these 12 easy THM breakfasts.
How to Make Sprouted Cereal Taste Good
The sprouted (E) cereals are not my cup of tea straight out of the box. But the whole point of paying for a box of cereal is to be able to pour cereal, dump milk and eat, right?
So don’t worry, the doctoring of this cereal isn’t complicated! You will need a few things to make the sprouted cereal taste like you want it to taste!
What you need:
- On plan Cereal
- On plan Sweetener (My favorite is this Monk Fruit or these Vanilla Sweet Drops)
- Regular or Vanilla Unsweetened Almond Milk
Pour the cereal, add a tsp (or to taste) of sweetener, some fruit and some almond milk. Grab your spoon, give it a stir and dig in!
Important Note: The E cereals are already giving you carbs so you want to be careful adding in additional fruit like bananas. Typically there is enough room in most to eat a half or a quarter banana into my bowl. Just check the nutrition label for the cereal you choose.
If you don’t want to deal with counting the carbs, I get it! You can always add some strawberries or blueberries and not worry about it.
How Often Can I Eat Store Bought THM Cereal
The variety of cold cereals listed above are definitely healthier than most items you will find in the cereal aisle of your local grocery store.
But even still, a store bought box of cereal is processed quite a lot. And Trim Healthy Mama really tries to focus on healthy, whole foods. So with that being said, the E cereals are a personal choice.
For personal choice items, the recommendation is to keep your portions to small amounts and limit the frequency of eating those items. I will tell you that I ate frankenfoods (PC) every single week while I was losing 60 lbs on THM. But just watch yourself and if you start to see a pause in weight loss, consider limiting the amount that you are eating.
And while we are talking about limit, if you follow me on TikTok or Insta you know that I don’t put a lot of work into counting anything on THM. Not calories, macros or even serving size. I do make an exception for these cereal choices though.
Since it is a personal choice (and I also like to add fruit to my bowl), I measure out a serving of cereal for a couple reasons. 1. I know how easy it is to pour a bowl of cereal that is actually about 4 servings! 2. I want to know exactly how many carbs are in my cereal so that I can add in an appropriate amount of banana without going over the limit.
*Note: the S granolas that are listed above are 100% on plan. Those are not a personal choice since they use only on plan ingredients and really have minimal processing. The Highkey S cereal would be a personal choice.
What Kind of Protein Goes with Cereal
Most of these cereals listed have at least some protein. And if you want to know the truth, I don’t often add extra protein when I’m having cereal for a meal.
But if you know you need more than what is in the cereal or you just aren’t a rule breaker, I got you.
Here are a few ideas to add in some extra protein with your store bought on plan THM cereal:
- Greek Yogurt – This is a great way to enjoy those S cereals. Crunchy granola on yogurt is so delicious.
- Collagen in your tea/coffee or mixed in your almond milk that will go on your cereal.
- Protein Shake
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