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LADYSTARWIND SparkPoints: (85,090)
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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!!

Edited by: LADYSTARWIND at: 7/24/2013 (01:43)
KOALA_BEAR SparkPoints: (18,475)
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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

Eggplant parmigiana

Stuffed tomatoes

Cabbage rolls for dinner

AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (0)
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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.

LADYJAY714 SparkPoints: (16,976)
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7/23/13 4:59 P

LOTS of Dark GREEN Leafy veggies! Spinach and Kale, Green smoothie and saldas :]

CUTIE327 SparkPoints: (12,211)
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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.

SIMONEKP Posts: 2,764
7/23/13 1:16 P

more wholr grains

7/23/13 10:14 A

I actually came on here to ask the same question!

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

POPSECRET SparkPoints: (84,619)
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7/23/13 8:23 A

List of common high-fiber foods:

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! :)

Edited by: POPSECRET at: 7/23/2013 (08:23)
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
7/23/13 8:04 A

I eat lots of veggies, but that doesn't mean I always have piles of fibre when the day is done.
I try not to let it bother me on those days, though.

7/22/13 12:27 P

Here are my favorites:

almonds - about an ounce a day, carefully measured out! :)

big salads for lunch - adding a few tablespoons of kidney beans boosts the fiber content

Kashi Go Lean Cereal -- one cup has 140 calories, 10 grams of fiber and 13 grams of protein

Fiber One Brownie - 90 calories and 5 grams of fiber - I don't eat these very often because it's better to get the fiber from plants, but they're a special treat once in awhile

whole grain breads like Dave's Killer Bread Good Seed - 130 calories, but contains 4 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein and all kinds of healthy seeds - and it's delicious

For me personally, a day without fruit would be like a day without water.

ROXIELU0422 Posts: 317
7/22/13 11:51 A

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.

MIRV22 Posts: 643
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.

WADINGMOOSE Posts: 1,048
7/22/13 11:19 A

apples, pears, berries, kale, and whole grains - I buy the silver hills Mack's Flax bread and if I use 2 slices in a sandwich it's most of my day's fiber.

I remember that I discovered awhile ago that along with increased sugar, a lot of fruits have increased fiber as well. A lot of days I'm well over the 25 grams, especially if I have bread.

AUGUSTREADY SparkPoints: (1,560)
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7/21/13 6:19 P

Fibre is definitely easy if you eat lots of fresh foods, wholegrains and pulses...

CERTHIA SparkPoints: (22,539)
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7/21/13 5:18 P

Fiber for me is easy peasy. Wholewheat or wholegrain bread, wholewheat pasta, chia seeds, nuts, lots of raw and cooked vegs, lentils, chick peas and some fruits.

RUSSELL_40 Posts: 16,826
7/21/13 4:07 P

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.

7/21/13 3:26 P

I cut back on my fruit intake today and tried to increase my veggies. Because of this my fiber is way down. I guess i still need to increase the veg more. How do you guys get all your fiber?

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