Muesli can be high in sugar, fat and kilojoules, so we turn the experts to show us how to make healthier options. 

“The perception that muesli is healthy may lead people to eat it in larger quantities than is recommended,” says accredited practising dietitian and Dietitians Association of Australia spokesperson Kate Deppeler. Compare energy density (kJs per 100 g), grams of fat per 100 g (especially saturated) and sugars per 100 g. Keep serving size to half a cup – not three quarters as some packaging recommends or the two thirds or full cup often suggested for processed cereal products. 

Here are a few tips on how to turn your muesli into a healthy breakfast:

Homemade

 

If you love muesli, homemade is best. “Making homemade muesli allows you to have total control over the nutritional content of the finished product,” Deppeler says. You can add a serving of real fruit, extra protein (think protein powder…