Fiber is a good thing, you know that right? It can be hard to find though. If you learn where it hides though it can be easy to make sure you get enough fiber in your diet!
How are you going to do this with all of those holiday dishes and meals coming up?
Look for the veggies. If you can, put the veggies on your plate first so they don’t have little tiny spot left on your plate. You know you do this, we all do. You pile up your meat, stuffing, potatoes, rolls, and everything else and then leave a tiny spot for those veggies. Make those veggies a main part of your meal instead of just a side! Filling up with those green beans is a great source of fiber.
Start your day off right with some oatmeal. As it gets colder, I eat more and more of this for breakfast. Not only is it healthy but you are once again getting that fiber that your holiday cookies are missing. If oatmeal for breakfast isn’t your thing, try some oatmeal cookies instead of those sugar cookies you might normally make or grab while partying!
Try eating whole wheat. No, not out of the jar or bag but look for whole wheat options. You can easily find whole wheat crackers, bread, pita, etc. Add these to your grocery buggy instead of the regular stuff that is lacking fiber! I am loving whole wheat cracker varieties I am finding at the store. I try to bake whole wheat bread in the bread maker when I get on my fresh bread kicks. We recently just tried whole wheat pita and I was really surprised at the great taste it had. I was really worried it would have no taste at all but that was far from true!
Find a fiber snack you like. You know Fiber One bars are one of my favorites. Have you tried them yet, they are great filler to eat before you head out and know you don’t want to eat a lot of bad for you foods!
If you follow these tips, you won’t think that fiber=cardboard like I did for so many years. I now know that fiber=healthy, tasty eats and who isn’t up for that this holiday season?!
May you find yourself enjoying many fiber-loaded treats this holiday season!