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thank you jsimmon

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/7/2013 (19:37)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/7/13 5:55 P

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emoticon info. Please keep posting. All these suggestions are emoticon

Skinny taste better than butter!


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Thanks! I have always just served brown rice, so that makes it easier. I haven't had a lot of luck w/ WW pasta - I don't like it, the kids don't like it and DH just won't eat it. So, we haven't gotten there on that one. I have run into some that aren't just nasty - and oddly enough, I made pasta from WW and that wasn't too bad! I don't really have time for that as a general rule, though.

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3/7/13 8:39 A

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Another note.

I wanted to get more fiber in my dinner starches (and less of what seemed to be a regular on our dinner table - pasta). So far the biggest successes have been:

Quinoa - I saute onions, mushrooms, zuchini, sweet potatoes or whatever vegetables that we have in the house and that sound good in a very small amount of olive oil and then add the quinoa and chicken stock/(broth? - the lighter one, I frequently forget but I think it's actually broth) and cook as directed.

Barley - again my family loves it cooked in chicken broth and it usually get some sauteed onions cooked with it.

Brown Rice, Black Rice, Wild Rice - cooked any way. Especially with the brown rice there was never even any funny looks - it was just rice. (When we switched to the healthier wheat pasta, I got a LOT of resistance).

I use these grains A LOT as is and even sub them in (cooked plain) in many casserole type recipes where pasta would usually be used.




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3/7/13 8:27 A

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I'm going to try the links thing - hope it works.

Cake - found it on Pinterest on Health and Fitness board - the link there send you to:
www.bodyrock.tv/2011/05/05/chocolate
-c
ake-by-bodyrocker-natalie/

If you make it I already added it to sparkrecipes for convenience of adding to food log.
I called it - "High Fiber Chocolate Cake with a Protein Punch"- actually looking at it seems to imply added protein (like protein powder) but I meant from the beans - you probably could add the powder if you wanted even more protein. the SparkRecipes link is:
recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
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Cookies - from cooks.com link below but don't go overboard these are a pretty traditional recipe with added beans so they do contain a fair amount of fat and sugar:
www.food.com/recipe/chocolate-chip-o
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meal-and-bean-cookies-391017

Again I added to SparkRecipes - "Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal and Bean Cookies - Food.com"
and it can be found at:
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Hope the links work for you

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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 14,979
3/6/13 1:39 P

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can you give us links for cake and cookies please?

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/6/13 1:05 P

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fullplateliving.org/welcome-full-pla
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thanks jsimmon. made your link clickable

keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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3/5/13 3:57 P

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it is possible to get in enough fiber at the lower calorie ranges. A great website is http://fullplateliving.org/welcome-full-pl
ate-living/ It's all free and based on getting us to eat more fiber. There are "diet" guides and fiber lists that you can download for free. You do have to sign up though but that just means you get a great e-mail each week (there's probably a box to check to opt out of the e-mails - but I enjoy them).

After leafing through their down loads I consistently get over 30 grams - regulars in my diet plan - raspberries, blackberries, beans (navy, black, garbanzo's all alternate in bean salads and as add in's to regular salads); leafy greens ....

ps I even found a great recipe for a chocolate cake that has only beans, chocolate, eggs and baking soda (you could add a little sweetener if you want but I find it's ok without any). I also found an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe using beans. Try googling something like "cookie recipe using beans" - My kids loved the oatmeal cookies and won't touch beans!

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MINNIE's Photo MINNIE Posts: 14,979
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salads, beans, mushrooms and brocolli.
psyllium or metamucil??
PLAIN popcorn

Edited by: MINNIE at: 3/4/2013 (17:31)
keep your EYE ON THE BALL. what is the goal?will this action get you closer?

zip ya' lip (please see pic)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right." – Henry Ford

slowly but surely.

God, grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, the courage to change the one I can, and the wisdom to know it's me.

face your stuff. don't stuff your face.

be so busy improving yourself that you have no time to find fault with o


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A great low-cal way to add more fiber to your diet is to use some Metamucil. I know it sounds old but 1 tsp only has 20 calories, 3 grams of fiber and 2 grams of soluble fiber. The body can absord this easier than alot of the fiber they add to other foods. I take a scoop before breakfast and lunch and if I need to then before dinner also. It makes me feel great and I'm gonna start making my husband take it too!!

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I just looked up on the Mayo Clinic website which foods have high fiber and I did not realize that raspberries are highest of the fruits. 8 grams per cup. Now if it was only raspberry season instead of buying the frozen ones.

I do think I have to start making more smoothies again. They are a wonderful snack or breakfast and can be so good for me and my kids.

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Thank you Imreite for posting this. Today is day one of my "journey". I see you are successful. I've tried for the past 2 weeks, putting numerous mixtures in my blender. Spinach, fresh parsley and cilantro, adding blueberries, strawberries and grapefruit. I've really enjoyed these, but you've given me more ideas adding the legumes to soup and casseroles.

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Green smoothies- leafy greens are good with fibers.
adding a serving of legumes - either to a salad soup or casserole

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Great ideas! I just picked up a variety of beans on sale at the store and cannot wait to implement them in my meals this week! Thanks for the suggestions to improve my fiber intake.

Dee--- Georgia USA

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Fiber is easy for me. I have a bowl of oatmeal every morning, with a tablespoon of ground flax seed in it. Then at lunch I have a bowl of quinoa and chickpeas with grated carrot, cucumber, red pepper and red onion...all mixed together with Marsala spice. Dinner always consists of vegetables...last night it was Spaghetti Squash Primavera. Veggies are full of fiber. Snacks include nuts, apples, oranges, grapefruit...really anything that is a whole food and a fruit or vegetable.

Having said that, if anyone is wondering...I've recently gone completely vegan. Fruit, veggies and nuts/seeds are my life. I've never felt better...healthier, happier and cruelty free.

Feel free to check my nutrition tracker if you'd like to see a day in the life of a fiber filled, never hungry, Spark lover!



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Inside me lives a skinny woman...but I can usually shut the b*tch up with cookies! :o)


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I'm beginning to love beans again. I buy dried and prepare them at home. I didn't know you could count them as a veggie too until this challenge taught me ... Then the lightbulb turned on emoticon

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Cacao Nibs are pretty good, too. Just 1oz has 130 calories and 11 grams of fiber (17 carbs).

They are crunchy and taste sorta like chocolate.

Jim

Edited by: CHUTEROOSTER at: 2/28/2013 (20:54)
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I incorporated high fiber cereal into my daily diet. I was beginning to stall out on weight loss. I added more fiber, and a few vitamin supplements, Fish Oil, A, B complex, C and D, and the weight started rolling off again. I get around to taking the supplements every other day because I just don't like pills very much, but the fiber is an every day addition.

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
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wow great suggestions everyone. I too struggle with getting enough fiber in my diet. Today I added rinsed canned black beans to my salad. It got me to where I needed to be for fiber intake. Thanks everyone for your great suggestions.

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2/28/13 3:39 P

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I am always amazed at how low my daily fibre intake works out to be - as I feel like i eat a LOT of fruit, veggies, beans, legumes and grains.

I think it is simply because I am not eating very much food overall. If i were eating a maintenance range (1800-2200, say), I easily would get the RDA. But at 1200, 1300 calories, it's... not easy!

So i go on the theory that so long as I don't experience any of the "issues" associated with too little fibre (hunger, or... that other issue ha ha), then I'm not going to worry about it.

Goal 1 - break 200 (46 pounds lost)**DONE**
Goal 2 - leave obesity behind (BMI 29.9, at 185#) **DONE**
Goal 3 - BMI = Normal (154# or less)


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I use my veggies by incorporating veggie dishes like Cole slaw made with healthy that is made form either cabbage or Brussels sprouts. There are a lot of seed that I have learned to use that Chef Meg uses..

This makes fiber easier to get!

Jean

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But sooner or later, the man who wins
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I love seeing other people looking for that 'crunch' factor in stuff!

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I haven't done the brocoli slaw in sloppy joes, but I have cut up green peppers into tiny dices along with zuccini and put it in the mix. I never told the kids or my husband and they were ok with it.

I am also big on having fiber one snacks. My office drawer has the chocolate fudge brownies - for when I want some chocolate and then also the Oats & chocolate granola bar - those have 9 g of fiber.

When we have pizza for supper I am now cutting up green peppers and eating them raw because then it gives me that "crunch" I look for.

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When I am making a smoothie I will throw a handful of spinach or kale in. I also just bought some precooked refrigerated beets from Trader Joes. One or two of those will be very pretty in a smoothie. I also put 1T of chia seed in there.

I do snack on fiber one chocolate cereal at work. It is not a lot of calories and satisfies my need to crunch. I wouldn't consider it a super food choice by any means but it works for me.

We eat beans or lentils pretty frequently for dinner. I add them to soups. We had tacos last night and I like to make the meat 1/2 lentils 1/2 ground beef with the normal amt of taco seasoning (has lots of salt so you might want to do your own thing). White beans are good in tuna salad.

Also, try to sneak veggies into all your dishes when you're cooking. I put brocolli slaw into sloppy joes. I actually prefer it this way although my kids have started to push back on this. LOL I think I went a little overboard. The brocolli slaw is actually good in tuna salad, too. really makes it crunchy. And, it's good with the white beans, too. I would throw brocolli slaw into spaghettie sauce or soup.

I sometimes buy high fiber breads and wraps but my family isn't a big fan. I buy a whole wheat bread for all and high fiber english muffins for myself.

If you're already eating lots of veggies & fruits I would look to breads & beans next.



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I can relate to this as well even though I eat fruits and veg all day long. Sometimes I will have a Fiber One bar as dessert or a Skinny Cow Fudge bar (100 cals). The Fiber One bar has a lot of fiber - I can't remember how much - while the SC has 4 grams of fiber per bar.

I think for me it's because I don't eat a lot of grains. The carbs in my diet mostly come from fruits and vegetables so I don't pick it up from whole wheat pasta, couscous, quinoa, etc.

My fiber is sometimes on target but sometimes just ... close ... so I try not to beat myself up about it.

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You can add ground flax seed and/or chia seed (whole or ground) to your smoothies and about any other food for some additional fiber.

If you do what you always do, you will get what you always get. To get something different you have to do what you never did.


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I have a recipe for a wonderful baby spinach and Mango smoothie.

Ingredients:
1 1/2 c orange juice
2 large mango
2 cups fresh spinach
2 cups ice cubes

Directions:
Blend all ingredients together. Serve and Enjoy.

Makes 4~ 8oz. Servings

Nutritional info per serving
Calories: 78.2
Total Fat: 0.5g
Cholesterol: 0.0mg
Sodium: 17.8
Total Carbs: 18.7g
Dietary fiber: 1.4 g
Protein: 1.4 g


We also tried another one - this has more fiber but also a lot more calories because of the sherbet

Awesome Orange Avocado
ingredients:
2 cups orange juice
1 1/2 cup orange sherbet
1 cup strawberries
2 bananas
2 Tbs honey
1 avocado
1 1/2 cup ice

Blend all together and serve. Makes 3 large servings
Nutritional info per serving
Calories: 431.3
Total Fat: 12.8 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 43.6 mg
Total Carbs: 80.7 g
Dietary fiber: 11.5 g
Protein: 5.5 g


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Beans. Beans are a huge source of fiber. I have been known, under certain circumstances to resort to Fiber One (the original cereal - not the other stuff) It has a ton of fiber, but it doesn't agree w/ everyone and it isn't always considered real fiber by some folks. I try to stick w/ the real stuff, but, as I said, I have gotten the cereal when I know I'm not going to have access to lots of fiber for a couple of days. I agree that it can be hard to get all the fiber and stay "in range" (at least if you are me and at the 1200-1550 range). Beans are best worked up to, as you may know!

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Some of the spark people vegetable choices don't have all nutritional information, so you may be getting more than you think. That said, hi fiber veg listed in about.com:
Eggplant
Greens -- collards, kale, turnip greens*
Lima beans
Mushrooms
Potato with skin
Pumpkin, canned
Peas -- black-eyed peas, green peas
Peppers
Rhubarb
Spinach
Sweet Potatoes

FRUITS:
Apples
Avocado!
Bananas
Berries -- Blueberies, Blackberries, Raspberries, etc.
Dried Fruits -- Figs, Raisins, Apricots, Dates, etc.
Guava
Kiwi
Orange
Pears
Prunes

Whole grains have fiber. Some cereals have extra fiber, I like the Quaker Oats hi fiber instant oatmeal. Beans are also high in fiber. Hope this helps, Cindy

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Smoothies are awesome and my kids love them...try adding things like blueberries, strawberries, pretty much any berry actually...blueberries especially are loaded with fiber and all berries are great for vitamins and antioxidants. If you find it isn't enough, you could try things adding things like flax seed to your smoothies...hope that helps a bit.

Lana, taking life one day at a time, working through pain and stress towards a more healthy me :)


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when blending fruits and veggies, you completely destroy their fiber.
why don't you have a large salad with lunch? use 2-3 servings of vegetables.
and then have 2 fruits after dinner/breakfast.

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I love all fruits and veggies however I don't ever seem to hit my daily fiber intake. I need some advice on what the best options are to make this goal. I am very eager to try some smoothies with spinach and celery too. I seems like a fun & quick way to get the kiddos involved in better healthy eating.

Looking for advice,
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