Hot and Quick Cereals

A healthy fast food breakfast choice?

Quick-to-prepare hot cereals put dietary fiber into breakfast bowls.

Simple to prepare products make a healthy fast food breakfast in very little time — and still start your day with a serving of dietary fiber.

Most products on the shelves that promise instant or quickpreparation will not provide as much fiber as a whole grain option. However, a quick-to-fix breakfast can help you fill your daily requirement for dietary fiber.

Hot and Quick-To-Fix

Food Amount Fiber (grams)
Corn grits, white, regular and quick, enriched, cooked with water, without salt 1 cup 0.7
Corn grits, yellow, regular and quick, enriched, cooked with water, without salt 1 cup 0.7
CREAM OF WHEAT, mix’n eat, plain, prepared with water 1 packet 0.4
CREAM OF WHEAT, quick, cooked with water, without salt 1 cup 1.2
CREAM OF WHEAT, regular, cooked with water, without salt 1 cup 1.3
Malt-o-Meal, plain, prepared with water, without salt 1 serving
(3 T dry )
1.3
Oats, instant, fortified, plain, prepared with water (boiling water added or microwaved) 1 packet 3.0
Oats, regular and quick and instant, unenriched, cooked with water (includes boiling and microwaving), without salt 234 1 cup 4.0
QUAKER, corn grits, instant, plain, prepared with water 1 packet 1.2
QUAKER, Instant Oatmeal, maple and brown sugar, prepared with boiling water 1 packet 2.8
QUAKER, Instant Oatmeal, apples and cinnamon, prepared with boiling water 1 packet 2.7
WHEATENA, cooked with water 1 cup 6.6
Nutrition content derived from USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference.
Serving sizes based on Nutritional Labeling and Education Act (NLEA) portion when available.