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I am supposed to be eating a high fiber diet not I am not too great at doing it. What are some good high fiber foods or recipes? I started eating avocados, spinach in salads instead of iceberg - I love the crunch of the iceberg.

Any thoughts??
 

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We get the bulk (pun intended) of our fiber through the Fiber 1 cereals. A combo of 1/2 cub of the original 'cardboard-tasting sticks' and 1/2 cup of the better tasting one for b'fast. For a change, I also eat the 'high fiber' instant oatmeal with 10 gr.

The original 'sticks' yield 14 grams and Honey Clusters 6.5 grams for a total of 20.5. IIRC it is suggested that one eats a minimum of 25 grams per day. Add some berries on top and we're close. That with the fruits and veggies and brown rice and beans with dinner, get us plenty of fiber for the day. Fiber 1 also makes a great tasting fiber (rather than protein) bar with about 8 grams that DH uses for one of his daily snacks, fruit being the other snacks.

DH was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes almost 1 1/2 year ago and we have had to make some lifestyle changes that included eating better with more fiber. It can be done.

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Beans are an excellent source of fiber. Sprinkle some garbanzos or red beans on your salad. Split pea soup, or chili are good. As mentioned, Fiber One or All- Bran. A glass of water with Citrucell before bed gets things going. Like Metamucil, but tastes better.

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Fiber One also has a delicious granola type bar that everyone in my family loves. It was 9g of fiber. Be careful and only eat one! Many low carb breads are also high in fiber. We eat the Mission Carb Balance tortillas often as quesadillas or wraps. The Thomas Light english muffins also have alot of fiber.

I eat 2T of ground flaxseed in my oatmeal every morning. It has a nice nutty taste. The BEST, however, if just alot of fresh fruit. Raspberries, blueberries, melons all are loaded with fiber.

There are different types of fiber and, for me, the fruits and vegetables are better tolerated than the grains.

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Beans are an excellent source of fiber. Sprinkle some garbanzos or red beans on your salad. Split pea soup, or chili are good. As mentioned, Fiber One or All- Bran. A glass of water with Citrucell before bed gets things going. Like Metamucil, but tastes better.

Jim

Forgot about the garbanzos on the salad. Not only do they provide lots of fiber, they taste great and also provide protein so that I can cut back on the meat protein. DH likes a huge salad for lunch and I add some deli meats for protein.

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I am supposed to be eating a high fiber diet not I am not too great at doing it. What are some good high fiber foods or recipes? I started eating avocados, spinach in salads instead of iceberg - I love the crunch of the iceberg.

Any thoughts??

try adding seeds/nuts ( sunflowers, pumpkin, pine nuts, etc, almonds) to your salds for crunch.

Add shredded carrots, jicama, parsnips, beets -- raw root vegetables, broccoli slaw, diced celery, etc are good fiber and add crunch and texture variations. add slivers of apples, pears, small amounts of dried cranberries or antioxidant rich dried cherries ... salads can come together so easily and with so much variety....don't overthink it. stock you pantry and fridge with wholesome whole fiber rich foods and enjoy! try kale to get back some of the crunch lost from the nutrient absent iceberg lettuce. Kale makes a great salad or mix it in with the iceberg for variety if it is too much for you by itself for starters..

try Mary's gone crackers....instead of tortilla chips and have with hummus.
 
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An apple a day really keeps the doctor away. A medium apple is supposed to have the same amount of fiber as taking a fiber supplement.
 

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You have me hunting through the kitchen for my high-fiber foods :) . A few more:

La Tortilla Factory's low carb, high fiber tortillas. Large = 12 gr & small = 7 gr. They are great for wraps...ours consist of hummus, lettuce, deli meat or left over Costco chicken, onions, tomatoes, jalapenos...taste great and low cal, high fiber. Great for weekend lunches or when I don't have time to cook dinner.

I cannot tolerate the taste of wheat bread though I've tried many, many brands. Just can't get past the sugar taste in them. San Luis Sourdough Cracked Wheat is almost as good as whole wheat bread fiber-wise, tastes great and provides 2 gr per slice.

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Check out the different Brownberry or Sara Lee breads. There are several that have 4 grams of fiber per slice so try a couple til you find one you like. I have a slice as toast with peanut butter for breakfast and often make a sandwich for lunch. If you like breads those can give you a good start on your total for each day.

Otherwise it's lots of fruitsandvegetables for me. Until you get you diet up to where you want to be you may need tosupplement with Benefiber or a similar product.
 

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Strawberries, raspberries
Apples
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Even lower fiber fruit has more fiber in it than a slice of white bread, eat 3-5 servings per day. A smoothie made of frozen strawberries, one banana and enough OJ to achieve a smoothie consistency will take you far.

Oatmeal
Some commercial cereals- I like Kashi go lean original
There are lots of high fiber breads, watch calorie count though

Vegetables- have two with dinner? Broccoli, cabbage, carrots, mushrooms are all high. For lunch eat a big salad with dark leafy greens, by BIG I mean really big- 5-6 ounce of lettuce

Beans- yes these are high in fiber but also caloric, so sustitute them for something equally caloric

Nuts- also very caloric but way better for you than chips or crackers

Specific dishes:
Chili with beans
Vegetable stir fry with some meat & peanuts or cashews
Beef and barley soup
Oatmeal with diced dried apricots and toasted almonds, throw in a tablespoon of ground flax seed for some fiber + omega 3's

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I eat a bowl of Fiber One cereal every morning. It's 53% of the recommended daily (fiber) intake and doesn't taste bad.
 

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All good suggestions. Fiber is good stuff.

Watch out for unpleasant results from too much fiber or from some types of fiber.....

I had trouble with Fiber One bars (ouchy) and Vitatops chocolate muffins (bloating and "noisy"). Also strawberry seeds can be problematic for some.....if you have problems look back to what you ate, it might have been the culprit.
 
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I too have the Fiber One cereal in the morning, split with some decent tasting cereal and with a splinkle of Equal to make it taste a bit more sweet. It's an acquired taste (the cardboard) but I have come to really like it through the years. I also get the Fiber One 90 cal bars (I love the chocolate brownie one as dessert after lunch!). They are really yummy as a midafternoon snack.

http://www.amazon.com/Fiber-One-90-...3?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1327088156&sr=1-3-catcorr

Also, these are awesome:

http://www.amazon.com/Vitafusion-Fiber-Gummies-90-Count-Bottle/dp/B002NPCMJC

They are delicious, sugar free and very tasty! :)

Katherine
 

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I just eat what ever I want and take 1 tsp of Knosyl with my orange juice every morning. Works like a charm.

George
 

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Check out green smoothies. Daily fiber amount in one smoothie.
www.greensmoothiegirl.com

wonderful, nutritious and easy. my whole family, children and all enjoy them regularly.

keep your freezer stocked with frozen fruit and your fridge with fresh greens and you can blend up a cool smoothie anytime. great for breakfast....
 
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All good suggestions. Fiber is good stuff.

Watch out for unpleasant results from too much fiber or from some types of fiber.....

I had trouble with Fiber One bars (ouchy) and Vitatops chocolate muffins (bloating and "noisy"). Also strawberry seeds can be problematic for some.....if you have problems look back to what you ate, it might have been the culprit.

Noisy? Oh, that's what my problem has been all these years! And here I thought I was gassy! :D
 

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1 cup of the Fiber One Honey Clusters cereal has 13 grams of fiber in it. It's pretty easy to eat a one cup serving vs the 1/2 of the original cardboard tasting Fiber One. Fiber One also has a raisen bran type cereal which has 11 grams of fiber.

Thomas English Muffins Multigrain Light muffins have 8 grams of fiber and only 100 calories. I try to eat one of those for a snack with a tablespoon of I Can't Believe It's not Butter Light. Between this snack and one cup of the Fiber One Honey Clusters, I get 19 grams of fiber per day. It's not hard for me to get another 2 grams of fiber through the rest of my daily intake for a total of 21 grams, which is what I've found for the recommended daily intake for me.
 
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I eat a bowl of Fiber One cereal every morning. It's 53% of the recommended daily (fiber) intake and doesn't taste bad.

If you're eating a bowl, you're probably getting 106% of your fiber. Unless I'm mistaken a serving of the original Fiber One is only 1/2 of a cup. I've found (yes I have actually meassured it out) that 1/2 cup typically fills only 1/2 of a bowl.
 

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Noisy? Oh, that's what my problem has been all these years! And here I thought I was gassy! :D

It's possible to be bloated-gassy without being noisy-gassy....actually noisy-gassy can help reduce bloated-gassy but bloated-gassy is socially acceptable, while noisy-gassy is not :D :D :D
 

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It's possible to be bloated-gassy without being noisy-gassy....actually noisy-gassy can help reduce bloated-gassy but bloated-gassy is socially acceptable, while noisy-gassy is not :D :D :D

Either one tends to be more fun in a crowded elevator. :p
 

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Chia seeds

Chia seeds are wonderful. High fiber, no taste, high in Omega 3. I have been buying mine from Miss Ella Bella's on Ebay. Very reasonable. I add 2 tsp to my oatmeal before I cook it every day. My husband adds them after he cooks his oatmeal. You end up with more seeds in your teeth this way but they might be better for you raw. I also add them to homemade bread. You can add just them to any drink or a bowl of cereal.
Anyway look them up. Lots on the internet about chia seeds. Yes, they are the seeds that grow chia pets.
 

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If you're eating a bowl, you're probably getting 106% of your fiber. Unless I'm mistaken a serving of the original Fiber One is only 1/2 of a cup. I've found (yes I have actually meassured it out) that 1/2 cup typically fills only 1/2 of a bowl.

Sorry, I should've been more specific. I eat 1cup of Fiber One with Honey Clusters(51% daily fiber value) almost every morning(usually with a banana). If I'm running late and don't have time for cereal I'll grab a fiber bar(Kelloggs, Fiber One etc..)which has a 35% daily fiber value. The down side to the bars(for me)is that they make me very gassy.
 
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