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7 Creative Ways to Use Boxed Cereal
Honey Bunches of Oats
This Bombay Mix from Honey Bunches of Oats is filled with flavorful spices, like curry and cayenne, as well as healthy fats and protein. Make a batch of this and you'll have a perfect grab-and-go midmorning snack. Or start your day off right by topping your yogurt with it for a flavorful "savory" parfait.
Get the recipe: Bombay Mix
Alexandra Caspero, MA, RD, CLT, RYT, author of Fresh Italian Cooking for the New Generation
Salted Caramel Hippie Treats
How about some Rice Krispies treats that everyone can enjoy? These vegan and gluten-free salted caramel bars are naturally sweetened and call for puffed brown rice over regular for an extra dose of vitamins and fiber.
Get the recipe: Salted Caramel Hippie Treats
Lindsay Cotter, gluten-free nutrition specialist, food blogger at Cotter Crunch
No-Bake Muesli Bites
These gluten-free, no-bake muesli bites are a great way to get healthy fats, fiber, and whole grains packed into one little bite. Made with simple ingredients and natural sugars, they're perfect for breakfast, on-the-go snacking, or post-workout.
Get the recipe: No-Bake Muesli Bites
Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN, weight management specialist and sports dietitian, founder of Family. Food. Fiesta.
Ice Cream Cake
This ice cream cake has a crust made from Rice Krispies, brown sugar, and butter to melt your soul and wow your taste buds. It's by no means a "healthy" dessert, but it is the perfect way to practice moderation and mindful eating while enjoying a small piece of decadence.
Get the recipe: Ice Cream Cake
Tawnie Kroll, RDN, healthy food blogger at Kroll's Korner
High-Protein Cheerios Trail Mix
This high-protein Cheerios trail mix not only contains heart-healthy walnuts, but it also packs a bunch of nutrition with cashews and pumpkin seeds. Sweetened with honey and dried fruit, it's the perfect addition to your afternoon yogurt.
Get the recipe: High-Protein Cheerios Trail Mix
Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT, of Shaw's Simple Swaps
Gluten-Free Cereal Cake Pops
These aren't your ordinary cake pops. With just three ingredients (cereal, dates, and nut butter), you can whip these up in no time. Don't worry about turning on the oven—these babies can be made in just 5 minutes flat, meaning you can enjoy them as soon as you're craving something sweet.
Get the recipe: Shaw's Simple Swaps
Anne Danahy, MS, RDN, healthy food blogger at Craving Something Healthy
No Need to Stop for Breakfast Cereal Bars
Consider this the perfect grab-and-go breakfast you can make at home. Filled with whole grains—quinoa, oats, and whole-grain cereal—this hearty bar is full of flavor that'll help keep you full all morning.
Get the recipe: No Need to Stop for Breakfast Cereal Bars