Rice Krispies Are Not As Healthy As You Might Think


I’m the type of person that eats cereal at least once a day, and it’s not even always for breakfast. It can also be my mid-afternoon snack or my late night munch. Usually, I’ll eat Chex, Rice Krispies or if I’m craving something sweet, Cinnamon Toast Crunch. Are these cereals healthy? As much as I wish that they were, I highly doubt it.

But Kellogg had made that claim on the cereal box of one of my all-time favorites: Rice Krispies. On the front of the box it says that the cereal “now helps support your child’s immunity,” with “25 percent Daily Value of Antioxidants and Nutrients – Vitamins A, B, C, and E.”

If you check out the box’s backside, you’ll see even more excessive claims. Kellogg claims that Rice Krispies have “been improved to include antioxidants and nutrients that your family needs to help them stay healthy.”

Eek. Looks like Kellogg is in trouble for the second time this year, as the Federal Trade Commission is going after the company because of these claims.

According to NPR:

“Federal Trade Commission…has stepped in to curb allegedly unsubstantiated, misleading health claims by Kellogg.”

via NPR

Will these claims and possible lawsuits keep me from eating Rice Krispies? Probably not. The truth is that I’m not eating the toasted-rice cereal for any healthy benefits. I just like the taste! But if you are looking for healthy recipes that include cereal, here are few delicious ones:

Applesauce Bran Cereal Muffins

Special K Loaf

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  • http://www.familyfreshcooking.com marla

    Sad news about Rice Krispies but not at all shocking. Bummer they do taste good!

  • juntjoo

    So but are they UNhealthy?

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