How to Get More Fiber: 5 Sneaky Ways to Boost Daily Fiber Intake by Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN

2 months ago

How to Get More Fiber: 5 Sneaky Ways to Boost Daily Fiber Intake

As a mom of two tweens and registered dietitian nutritionist, I am always looking for ways to boost the fiber in my children's meals and snacks. Yet, they could care less if they ever ate brussels sprouts again and they turn their noses up at most vegetables, fruits and whole grains

Here are some ways that I add more fiber into their day:

  • Add pureed beans to baked good likes cookies and brownies. I recently made bite-sized dark chocolate brownies with black beans. My kids and husband gobbled them up happily.
  • Whip up smoothies with leafy greens, berries, nuts and yogurt.
  • Use tricolor pasta that contains spinach, tomato and carrots already and add your favorite tomato sauce or a drizzle of olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

Why is fiber important? Fiber is the non-digestible parts of plants, which helps keep blood vessels clear, blood pressure in check, waistlines slim and your digestion humming along regularly. Hopefully, you and your family will get in some fiber-filled foods today.

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Donna John
Fiber is so important in our diets. Lack of fiber makes me feel really sluggish. Great tips here, Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN . Do you have the recipe for those amazing chocolate muffins/brownies above? If so, please share as a tip so we can enjoy them, too! :-) Welcome to the tribe!
Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN
Thanks for the warm welcome, Donna. Thrilled to be here. I'll share my recipe ASAP. Have a great day!
Elisa Schmitz
This is brilliant! Thanks for all the great suggestions, Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN . Can’t wait for more tips and recipes from you. Welcome to our 30Seconds tribe!
Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN
Thanks, Elisa - appreciate it. Thrilled to be here and contributing!
Good info and great ideas.
Donna John
Fiber is an issue for me. Going to try these tips, Vicki Shanta Retelny, RDN .
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