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Is Weet-Bix a good breakfast choice?

Sanitarium’s Weet-Bix™ is a great tasting, nutritious and affordable wholegrain breakfast cereal that’s been enjoyed by Kiwis for generations. It’s low in sugar, high in iron, high in fibre and a good source of B vitamins.

How do you do yours?

Two Weet-Bix with milk might be the way the traditionalists like to eat it – and that’s a good start! But these days the versatility of Weet-Bix plus its 5 Health Star Rating is why you’ll find a Weet-Bix product in almost half of all Australian homes.

Some of you like your Weet-Bix bowl high in protein by topping with Greek yoghurt, others like yours higher in fibre by adding fruit. The get-up-and-goers love their Weet-Bix blitzed in a smoothie, while the Tik-Tokers set theirs in the fridge overnight.

Energy to start your day

While diverse and unique, you each have a universal need for energy. Wholegrains supply quality carbohydrates, which is why we should aim for 48g of wholegrains daily. One bowl of Weet-Bix provides over 60% of your daily wholegrain needs and the energy you need to thrive.

Want to what know you can make with Weet-Bix? Find recipes in our breakfast collection

Our favourite Weet-Bix brekkies

You asked, we answered

Want to up your protein?

Adding low fat dairy milk, soy milk or low fat yoghurt to your Weet-Bix provides a source of protein. Try adding nuts and seeds if you want an even bigger protein hit.

How many should I do?

While the standard serving size on a Weet-Bix box states two biscuits, one size doesn’t fit all. Depending on your activity levels, age, and size, it makes sense that some of us may be satisfied with just having one Weet-Bix, while others may need as many as four. 

How much fibre is in Weet-Bix?

Weet-Bix provides a source of fibre, containing 3g per serve!

How much iron is in Weet-Bix?

Having two Weet-Bix provides 3mg iron - that’s about 25% of the recommended daily intake. Learn more about iron.

Wondering how much sugar is in Weet-Bix?

Sugar is added to Weet-Bix for flavour and its crunchy texture, but only very little - less than a ¼ teaspoon sugar per serve. 

Weet-Bix is a good source of B vitamins including B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin) and B3 (niacin) for energy, as part of a balanced diet

Weet-Bix is high in folate!

This B vitamin helps support healthy blood cells and immune system, fights fatigue and maintains a healthy mind, in combination with a balanced diet. It’s also especially important for healthy foetal development during pregnancy.

Weet-Bix contains 97% wholegrain.

Dietary Guidelines recommend eating wholegrains – they are full of nutritional goodness and are an important part of a balanced diet.

Gluten-free?

Try our Weet-Bix Gluten Free range made from sorghum. Learn more about gluten.

Kiwi kids are Weet-Bix kids!

While Weet-Bix is not classified as an infant cereal, we believe that it is a nutritious and appropriate cereal suitable for children to consume from 6 months of age. Depending on the age and hunger cues of your infant, we suggest offering 1/2 - 1 Weet-Bix once per day and ensure that it is a suitable texture before serving.

Need to manage your heart health?

Try Weet-Bix Cholesterol Lowering. Two of these Weet-Bix provides the ideal dose of 2g of plant sterols which is clinically proven to help reduce LDL cholesterol by 9% in over 4 weeks as part of a healthy diet low in saturated fat.

Weet-Bix doesn’t just have to be saved for brekkie! It can be a fantastic way to boost your wholegrains in other meals - think slices, bliss balls, and even veggie patties!

Why does Weet-Bix get a 5 Health Star Rating?

Weet-Bix receives a 5 Health Star Rating because it provides fibre and is low in saturated fat and sugar. Each wheat biscuit is 97% wholegrain certified and contains 5 essential vitamins and minerals.

The Health Star Rating helps you compare similar packaged foods so you can make a healthier choice.

Ratings are based on total energy, protein, saturated fat, salt, sugars, fibre, as well as the presence of fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes. 

Got more questions? Ask a Dietitian is a free service Sanitarium has offered the community for over 25 years.

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