How to Make Cereal More Filling – “Depression-Friendly” Recipes

NOTE: The recipe below was adapted from the website included at the bottom of the page. Please visit that website for more complete directions and additional great recipe ideas!

HOW TO MAKE CEREAL MORE FILLING

TIPS:

  • Add fiber: some fiber-rich foods include: 
    • ground flaxseed
    • oats
    • chia seeds
    • blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
    • sliced apples (skin on)
  • Add protein: 
    • Try a scoop of cottage cheese, Greek, or whole milk yogurt in cereal instead of milk
    • Swap in a low-sugar drinkable yogurt or protein shake for milk
  • Add healthy fats: Examples include: 
    • walnuts or sliced almonds
    • nut and seed butters
    • hemp seed
    • any full-fat dairy products
  • Try a parfait:
    • start with a dairy product (i.e. cottage cheese, greek yogurt, etc.) and layer on cereal/granola and fresh fruit
  • Try making cereal-based energy bites: (such as these ones)

IDEAS FOR CEREAL COMBINATIONS:

  • Rice Krispies + Greek yogurt + toasted sunflower seeds + blueberries

     

  • Kashi GoLean Original + whole milk yogurt + chia seeds

     

  • Whole Wheat Cheerios + sliced almonds + toasted walnuts + cottage cheese

     

  • Fiber One + almond butter + whole milk or cashew milk + sliced apple

     

  • Grape Nuts + drinkable yogurt + hemp seeds

 

LINK TO RECIPE USED IN THIS POST

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