Do you think you need whole grains to get your fiber? Think again!
Here are some common foods and their fiber content:
2 slices Rye bread: 1.9g
2 slices whole wheat bread: 6.0g
Broccoli 3/4cup: 7.0g
Brussel Sprouts 3/4cup: 3.0g
Greens 1/2cup: 4.0g
Cooked Spinach 1/2c: 7.0g
Medium Yam with skin: 6.8g
Coconut 1Tbsp: 3.4g
So next time you reach for a cracker or a slice of bread – why not try some vegetables or fruit instead? Need ideas? Ask @DrSara!
Try this recipe from Well Fed:
Caramelized Coconut Chips:
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
Mix the salt and cinnamon with a fork and save for later.
Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat about 2 minutes. Add the coconut flakes and distribute evenly so they form a single layer in the bottom of the pan. Stir frequently. They will crisp and brown quickly – take off when desired crispiness is achieved. Then sprinkle with the cinnamon and salt and enjoy!
1/2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 clove garlic
pinch sea salt
Melt the coconut oil in a pan with the garlic. Add the spinach and stir until soft and wilted. Sprinkle sea salt and enjoy!