Fitness Minutes: (26,588)
1,658 7/24/13 1:42 A
I second what others have already posted!! Avocado; 7 Grain Breakfast cereal; Old Fashioned Oatmeal; Blackberries and Raspberries (4grams/1/2 cup).... And 5 grams in a Healthy Choice Fudge Bar--Oh Wow--Decadent Treat!
I love Artichokes, and Broccoli too....and Split Pea Soup!! patti
Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 7/24/2013 (01:43)
Fitness Minutes: (1,207)
1,045 7/24/13 1:34 A
Hummus makes a great dip - with whole grain pita bread or veggies stix
Beans of any kind so chili;
Kidney, navy, black or northern beans added to veggie soup or salads
Oatmeal or farina for breakfast or as a snack
I love fruits so for me it's dried pears, apricots, prunes & peaches - dried cranberries in salad.
Pineapple or applesauce added when cooking chicken or pork dishes
Stir fry meals
Graham crackers as snack food rather than cookies
Bran muffins - ditto
Air popped popcorn
Corn on the cob
Stuffed baked veggies boats
Baked sweet potatoes
Cabbage rolls for dinner
Fitness Minutes: (74,443)
3,293 7/23/13 5:12 P
Berries are high in fiber, lower in carbs than most fruits and in season right now! I am picking wild blackberries like crazy these days and freezing them because they are also FREE.
I'm also loving fresh raspberries...not free, but I can do U-pick and get them for about $1.25/pound where I live.
Fitness Minutes: (2,916)
342 7/23/13 4:59 P
LOTS of Dark GREEN Leafy veggies! Spinach and Kale, Green smoothie and saldas :]
Fitness Minutes: (7,416)
36 7/23/13 3:21 P
Whole grains, vegetables, fruits. I would say definitely try to add more beans to your diet. Most beans have about grams of fiber per half cup and some even have up to 10 grams. If you eat a serving or beans a week along with other whole plants foods like fruit, veggies, nuts and whole grains you should meet and even surpass your fiber requirement.
I will admit it-- there's a limit to the amount of fresh veggies/fruits I'm willing to consume each day. I don't care for fruit. Never have. I have only a handful of veggies I'm willing to eat, and no amount of "creative" cooking or trying new things is going to change that.
I don't do fiber drinks (like metamucil)-- those make me throw up. Most "drink" mixes make me throw up. I'm a water only gal.
It's how it is, and no preaching, nagging or lecturing to me is going to change it.
However-- I DO need more fiber.
I have been doing a healthy oatmeal, fiber one bars. An occasional apple dipped in greek yogurt...
Would love more ideas though. :D
Fitness Minutes: (57,894)
1,776 7/23/13 8:23 A
List of common high-fiber foods: www.mayoclinic.com/health/high-fiber-foods /NU00582 Sometimes I make a modified version of "baked beans" with cooked lentils, small cubes of turkey kielbasa, a few squirts of ketchup and bbq seasonings (or your favorite bbq sauce). Lentils have a ton of fiber! :)
Most veggies don't contain a lot of fiber, but if you eat enough of them you will get there. I'm having the same issue. I'm eating more almonds, whole grains and actually Fiber One cereal for breakfast or a snack. It does help. I don't eat much fruit. I just don't like it.
Fitness Minutes: (9,893)
631 7/22/13 11:47 A
I found that by focusing on whole foods and upping my veggies I am consuming more fiber than ever, and I've completely cut out wheat and most other grains. Go crazy with veggies and you'll get there.
Not sure why you cut back on your fruit intake. Some fruits have quite a bit of fiber, like avocados ( 11.7 g of fiber), apples, or raspberries. As far as veggies, you can get 3.7 grams of fiber in a cup of green beans, and 2.6 in a cup of broccoli. It might not be one food that gets you over 25 grams of fiber, but and extra gram in 5-10 servings of each fruit/veggie.
If you are worried about fructose, or fruit spiking blood sugars, avocados, and berries, as well as apples( less often ) won't do as much to spike them as bananas would for example. Avocados are mostly fat ( 76 % ), and will get you 12 grams of fiber, and just 3 net carbs each.
If it was just a choice to cut fruit for taste, then try to eat as many crunchy vegetables as possible. You don't need to only have 5 servings. You can have 10, or 15.
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