Get FUELED with Molly | Love it, Like it, Hate it: Granola

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When it comes to “healthy” foods that can pack on the pounds, granola is at the top of the list!  With hundreds of calories and nearly a day’s worth of added sugar in a single half-cup, many brands of granola have more sugar than a serving of Froot Loops!  Fortunately there are some incredibly nutritious options, so in today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it we’re Getting the Skinny with Molly on the best & worst of granola on store shelves.

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LOVE IT!

Health Nut by Good Granoly | LOCAL

  • Per ¼ cup: 70 calories – 9 grams carbs (8 net carbs) – 1 gram fiber – 1 gram sugar – 2 grams protein
  • All-organic ingredients include organic oats, sunflower seeds, coconut oil, cashews, sea salt
  • Sweetened with agave

Engine 2 Original Granola

  • Per 2/3 cup: 280 calories – 50 grams carbs (43 net carbs) – 7 grams fiber – 8 grams sugar – 8 grams protein
  • Ingredients include steel cut oats, whole rolled oats, walnuts, vanilla, cinnamon
  • Sweetened with applesauce and maple syrup

SOLA Granola

  • Per 2/3 cup: 280 calories – 18 grams carbs (14 net carbs) – 4 grams fiber – 1 gram sugar – 16 grams protein
  • Ingredients include almonds, soy protein, sunflower seeds, coconut, flax meal
  • Sweetened with erythritol, allulose, monk fruit

ProGranola by Julian Bakery

  • Per ½ cup: 97 calories – 14 grams carbs (2 net carbs) – 12 grams fiber – 0 sugar – 12 grams protein
  • Ingredients include egg white powder, prebiotic fiber, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, sesame seeds
  • Sweetened with monk fruit

LIKE IT!

Trader Joe’s Peanut Butter Protein Granola

  • Per 2/3 cup: 260 calories – 29 grams carbs (26 net carbs) – 3 grams fiber – 9 grams sugar- 11 grams protein
  • Ingredients include rolled oats, peanuts, peanut butter, cane sugar, pea protein, rice flour
  • Sweetened with brown rice syrup, oat syrup solids

KIND Healthy Grains Almond Butter Whole Grain Clusters

  • Per 2/3 cup: 250 calories – 41 grams carbs (38 net carbs) – 3 grams fiber – 11 grams sugar – 10 grams protein
  • Ingredients include oats, soy protein isolate, canola oil, almond butter, oat flour, buckwheat…
  • Sweetened with tapioca syrup, honey, molasses, brown rice syrup

HATE IT!

Cascadian Farm Organic

  • Per 2/3 cup: 270 calories – 44 grams carbs (40 net carbs) – 4 grams fiber – 14 grams sugar – 6 grams protein
  • Ingredients include whole grain oats, white rice, raisins, sunflower seeds, almonds, cranberries
  • Sweetened with cane sugar and molasses

Nature Valley Coconut & Almond Granola

  • Per 2/3 cup: 280 calories – 45 grams carbs (41 net carbs) – 4 grams fiber – 17 grams sugar – 6 grams protein
  • Ingredients include whole grain oats, white rice flour, toasted coconut, canola oil, almonds
  • Sweetened with sugar, molasses, honey

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