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vegan breakfast cereals

I'm a relatively new vegan - love it so far, I can't believe it took me so long to realize that dairy really isn't all that great.  I've been lurking here for a little while.  I'm currently in the process of finding vegan alternatives to foods that used to eat.  So..

I love Kashi Breakfast Cereal (especially Go Lean Crunch).  However, I noted that it has honey in it.  :(
So I'm going to switch to something else.  What do you guys like for breakfast cereals - something that is  healthy but has some taste to it (somewhat sweet), no HFCS, and has some fiber in it?  I really like my Kashi and I want something that it's kind of like that, just no honey.

Thanks :)

Special K's not vegan, nor is it whole-grain, unfortunately. :( I recommend any of the Nature's Path granola-ish looking ones, the flax and blueberry one (it's called, like, Antioxidant Avenger or something, I don't really know :P) is pretty tasty. If you were ever a fan of Wheaties, then I would recommend Kamut Flakes-- they're pretty delicious. Puffins makes some pretty good ones too. I'm a big fan of eating cold oatmeal with raisins/fruit and nuts mixed in; I think I like it better than most cold cereals.

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envirokids cereal is pretty nummy* :D

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Special K's not vegan, nor is it whole-grain, unfortunately. :( I recommend any of the Nature's Path granola-ish looking ones, the flax and blueberry one (it's called, like, Antioxidant Avenger or something, I don't really know :P) is pretty tasty. If you were ever a fan of Wheaties, then I would recommend Kamut Flakes-- they're pretty delicious. Puffins makes some pretty good ones too. I'm a big fan of eating cold oatmeal with raisins/fruit and nuts mixed in; I think I like it better than most cold cereals.

I'm pretty sure the red berries stuff is? as far as I can tell it checks out. maybe it has vitamin D in it. I don't worry about vitamin d in cereals so if that's what you mean then you could be correct. However, everything else seems to check out. I know one flavor has honey in it and another (the one with like extra protein or something) has whey in it. If i'm wrong though please correct me! I eat this stuff all the time!

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I eat a lot of just plain shredded wheat, it's really filling and when you eat it with some yummy soymilk it doesn't taste plain at alL!

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Hmm, maybe they've changed recipes? I know the little prepackaged mini-bowls of Special K in my cafeteria say "Contain Milk  and Soy" on them. (Maybe wheat as well, don't remember. Are they wheat?) Sorry if I just shot you down without proper research, I don't want to be "that" vegan! :)

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(why does almost every healthy cereal have raisins? Haha.)

i think they have raisins because they are such concentrated little morsels of sweet flavor (and salty flavor, actually), which makes up for the lower sugar level in the cereal. 

i love raisins, i use them i tons of recipes. 

fiona

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Hmm, maybe they've changed recipes? I know the little prepackaged mini-bowls of Special K in my cafeteria say "Contain Milk  and Soy" on them. (Maybe wheat as well, don't remember. Are they wheat?) Sorry if I just shot you down without proper research, I don't want to be "that" vegan! :)

haha I'm not thinking anyone is shooting anyone down I just want to know!! Here's info from the Kellog's website:

Original Special K
Dietary information
Contains milk ingredients
Contains wheat
Contains barley
Vegetarian
Halal certified

and the Red Berries one says it contains milk too.. But I swear I've read the box ten million times and it NEVER includes milk ingredients on the label nor does it cay "contains wheat, soy and MILK" I'll go to the store and double check today though because now i'm curious. Oh man. I'm gonna feel awful if it does. Swear I've read the package a million times

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PUFFINS- by barbaras is the best freakin cereal in the world!! it is vegan, kosher, and dee-lish-ous!!!!  the peanut butter is the best!  i eat puffins every day as an after work snack.  sometimes the only thing that gets me thru the day is thinking about eating my puffins once i am home.  also barbaras shredded almond chex mix ( i am unsure about the actual name) is really good too.  i eat some kind of cereal everyday and hers are the best!

veronica

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Yay! Thanks for the great suggestions.  I'll keep them in mind next time I go shopping :)

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all bran is a good plain cereal...you can add fruit and nuts to it...also, grapenuts, just plain grapenuts are good too...i really am going to have to try thes puffins everyone is talking about.. ;)

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Try Peace Cereal http://www.peacecereal.com/index.html.

Nearly all of their products are vegan (clearly labeled on the box) and support a good cause.

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I like Back to Nature cereals, like the multi-grain flakes but I do not like sweet cereals. I like them becuz they are organic.
My son eats the Kashi heart to heart (yeah it has honey) but it's too sweet for me.
I love Puffins but we can't get them here.
We used to like Quaker Oat Squares as a puffins sub but they have BHT in the packaging. BOO!

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IS mighty bites vegan? I believe it is and its very healthy. It is a kids cereal and my little nephew eats it but whenever I go to visit him I eat all his mightbites.

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My favorite cereals are all hot cereals with oatmeal, farina, and oat bran being the top 3!  My favorite cold cereals is Shredded Wheat.  Unfortunately, Grape Nuts aren't vegan and used to be my favorite.  I still have some of it left.  Would it be wrong to consume Grape Nuts, a product I purchased a year ago, before I learning it was non-vegan (due to its D3)?  I'll feel guilty but if not used it will just go to the trash which is waste.  What would you do?

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Stride4unity,

That is a decision that you need to be comfortable with in the end, but I would personally eat it.  I think I would feel more guilty wasting the food...  And it is not like it contains milk or cheese or something....  Just a vitamin...  Which I know is technically not veg*n... 

If you are that uncomfortable find someone to give it away to or take it to work for others to eat.  Then you can resolve the situation without feeling guilty either way...

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Yes, don't waste food. Either eat it or give it away. I'm using up the last of my non-vegan foods at home. I'm eating the stuff I already opened. Unopened stuff I'll donate to a food drive or give away if I know someone who likes the product.

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My favorite cereals are all hot cereals with oatmeal, farina, and oat bran being the top 3!  My favorite cold cereals is Shredded Wheat.  Unfortunately, Grape Nuts aren't vegan and used to be my favorite.  I still have some of it left.  Would it be wrong to consume Grape Nuts, a product I purchased a year ago, before I learning it was non-vegan (due to its D3)?  I'll feel guilty but if not used it will just go to the trash which is waste.  What would you do?

So, I totally loved Grape Nuts as well. An awesome vegan substitute is Kashi's 7 Whole Grain Nuggets. From what I can tell, there is no D3 in it. And they are delicious! They are my breakfast every morning.

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I like Gorilla Munch, it's usually on sale for 2.00 at my local store.  I love how it has something like 4 ingredients- none of that nasty sprayed on chemical aftertaste.  They remind me a bit of Kix.

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I like trader joe's O's which taste like a healthier version of cheerios.  I also get my bf puffed kasha and mix raisins, and nuts for his breakfast.
(there's no sugar in kasha if I remeber) and its low calorie as well!

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Have you tried making your own cereal? It's so much cheaper and healthier! I saved so much money by making my own muesli.

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