Below are some quick and easy ways to integrate some fibre into your day-to-day meal plans:
- Make your eggs more exciting: Whether you are having them scrambled or in an omelette, adding one-third of a cup of chopped onion and one clove of garlic will add 1g of fibre to your breakfast. Throw in half a cup of cooked broccoli for an extra 2g.
- Sprinkle flaxseed over your cereal: Two tablespoons of ground flax contains close to 2g of fibre. If your not keen on cereal try stirring this into yoghurt.
- Substitute your normal bread for rye bread: Whether you are a white bread fan or a bread roll lover, try making your sandwiches with rye bread. Just one slice contains an average of 2g of fibre which is double the amount found in white bread.
- Stock up on microwaveable soup: These are a much better option than fast food if you need to have a working lunch. There is now a huge variety of tinned soups available that are high in fibre. Soups containing beans, black beans and lentils are usually particularly good.
- Graze on popcorn: This is much better for you than munching down on a packet of crisps, and there is approximately 8g of fibre in the average sized bag.
- Keep a fruit and nut mix handy: If you get hungry throughout the day then trail mix or dried fruit and nuts are great for snacking and contain high fibre.
- Go wild with rice: Wild rice contains three times the fibre than white.
- Use whole-wheat pasta: Tastes great and contains 5g of fibre on average per cup.
- Cook your veggies: Eating your vegetables raw means you are losing out on fibre. Cook them and you will take in an average of between 3 and 5g of fibre per serving.
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