I eat a very high fibre diet.
I choose the bread with the highest fibre I can find, and also ensure that it is low sodium, and low saturated fat, and has a good amount of protein. Be careful with chosing the bread because some wholegrain bread is still quite low in fibre, so make sure that you check the Nutrition Label.
I eat tons of fruit/veges - broccoli, cauliflower and peas particularly have good fibre content. Potatoes are also a good source, but make sure that you eat the skin, too. In fact, with veges, I hardly ever peel the skin - I love it.
Rather than a dessert of cake/ice-cream etc., I choose fresh fruit and sometimes have yoghurt with it. My yoghurt usually has whole-grains added so it adds to the fibre.
I mostly start my day with a high fibre breakfast. I use Rolled Oats, Bakers Wheat Bran, and chopped dates, as well as having a piece of fresh fruit.
I use lots of Red Lentils and/or Red Kidney Beans, Cannellini Beans or Chick Peas in casseroles and soups. I also add Red Lentils to soups and Pasta, but don't use Plain Pasta - I use Wholegrain Pasta. Apart from using the lentils to extend the pasta, I also add shredded, sauteed cabbage and onion to it, too, because it is a lot lower in calories. I also use Wholegrain Couscous.
Strange as it may seem, I find that when I eat salads, I don't generally get enough fibre. I think, in part it is because you tend to eat less than with cooked veges.
My crackers have a good amount of fibre and I seldom eat cakes or biscuits (cookies)
My minimum daily fibre intake is generally over 42g, so if you want further ideas, you are more than welcome to check out my Nutrition Page.
Edited by: SLIMMERKIWI at: 3/28/2014 (06:20)
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