5. Apportion your granola properly. 

Despite its “health halo,” granola can pack in a surprising amount of calories from fat and sugar. Also keep in mind that the recommended serving size is a lot smaller —think ¼ cup versus ¾ to 1 cup of most other types of cereal. If you want that extra crunch but want more stuff in your bowl, try adding a tablespoon of granola as a garnish to a simpler cereal with a larger serving size.

6. Do research ahead of time.

Make up your mind ahead of time what cereal you’re going to buy so you don’t spend 30 minutes standing there scrutinizing labels and inevitably getting frustrated. You can look up nutrition stats, allergens, and other information online beforehand or just buy the generic store brand without any mix-ins flavors and customize at home by adding your favorite nuts and dried fruits! No matter what healthy cereal you choose, remember to store it in an airtight container to keep it fresh.

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