Calories In Rice Krispies

Rice Krispies cereal has been around for decades. Everyone knows who Snap, Crackle and Pop are. Many calorie and health conscience parents are now wanting to make sure their children are eating a healthy balanced diet that is low in calories. So how many calories in Rice Krispies are there?

A serving size of 1 1/4 cup of rice krispies has 130 calories in it. Thats not too bad, but dont let the calories in Rice Krispies fool you into thinking this cereal is considered healthy. They are comprised of grains that mostly have been stripped of their nutrition. The main problems with cereals such as rice krispies is that they provide a quick burst of energy followed by a crash. They do not keep you feeling full because of this. It does help to eat it with milk because it adds a little protein, but something like an egg with a whole grain piece of toast is a much better breakfast choice.

Compared to other cereals Rice Krispies are a good choice. They have far less sugar than other choices unless you or your child is one of those people who add spoon fulls of sugar to make it taste better.

If you are going to enjoy rice krispies cereal for breakfast, try to add some protein sources to go along with it such as an egg and a piece of turkey bacon.

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