What's lurking in your favorite breakfast food?

Sugar. That's what. Lots and lots of sugar.

I know just as much as you do, being a busy parent makes convenience foods all the more tempting. Sometimes 'healthy and convenient' are two words in our society, that don't mix well.

A story from the QCTimes.com revealed that, shockingly, ice cream could be a healthier breakfast than many cereals children eat. My youngest is an ice cream lover and would rejoice if I let her have some before school.

HealthGrove, a health and nutrition data site by Graphiq, identified the breakfast cereals with more sugar than a scoop of ice cream.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a standard 1/2 cup serving of vanilla ice cream contains 14 grams of sugar, so HealthGrove found 24 cereals that exceed 14 grams of sugar per serving and ranked them from least to most sugary.

You might be surprised to know that many of the cereals even are labeled as a healthier choice, giving you the perception it's healthier and good for you.

Here is the full list of the sugary cereals mentioned in the article above.

Maybe a bowl of ice cream every once in awhile won't hurt a thing for breakfast.