When you first switch to a high-fiber diet, getting used to heartier breads and high-fiber grains can be difficult. If you’re a newbie (or even a veteran), the key is flavorful ingredients.
- 1/2 cup (prepared) oatmeal (quick rolled oats variety)
- 1/8 cup trail mix (seeds, nuts and dried fruit variety)
- 1 splash milk (optional)
- Mix trail mix into oatmeal.
- Add small amount of milk if desired.
Amazing Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger
- 1 whole-wheat, high-fiber hamburger bun or roll, toasted
- 1 spicy black bean patty, warmed
- 1 tablespoon Neufchatel cheese, softened
- 1/4 teaspoon (1/4 ounce) bleu cheese crumbles
- 1 slice turkey bacon, cooked crispy
- 1 leaf romaine lettuce
- Adobo or hot sauce (optional)
- Mix bleu cheese with Neufchatel cheese, and spread onto the bottom half of the bun.
- Place the black bean patty on the bottom bun. Snap or cut turkey bacon in half and place on the patty to create an "x."
- Top meats with lettuce and adobo or hot sauce (if desired), and top with the other half of the bun.
Apple Peanut Butter Snacker
- 2 slices whole-grain bread
- 1/4 small Granny Smith apple, sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoon organic peanut butter (homemade is best)
- Spread peanut butter onto each slice of bread.
- Top with apple slices.
Make fiber fab
Healthy food is at its best when it's not overprocessed. Always combine whole grains with low-fat proteins and fresh fruits and veggies to ensure your menu stays balanced, healthy and delicious.