Fiber can be one of those “must-haves” in our diet that we can often forget about and by neglecting it, we may be doing our body a great disservice. Fiber can be a great dietary tool to help increase satiety, control appetite, reduce inflammation, and promote a healthy digestion; in hand, fiber can work great (combined with a healthy diet and exercise) in helping with weight loss. Increase your fiber intake with these quick easy snacks:
Popcorn can be an easy snack for when you’re watching a movie or enjoying a mid-afternoon snack – it’s quick and easy to prepare. A 3 cup serving of air-popped popcorn has approximately 4 grams of fiber and approximately 100 calories. Try out one of these recipes for you next movie night.
Vegetables and Hummus
Picking 2-3 of your favorite raw vegetables chopped up in dippable size and serve them with any hummus of your choice is a great low calories, high fiber snack. Try out carrots and snap peas dipped with roasted bell pepper hummus.
Fruit and Justin’s Almond Butter
Pairing any fruit high in fiber with your favorite Justin’s Almond Butter flavor will make an easy and healthy snack for whenever you’re on the go or whenever you have a sweet tooth. Pair any of these top 5 high fiber fruits: raspberries, apples (with the skin), bananas, oranges, and mangoes.
Chia pudding is a guilt-free dessert you can enjoy. Not only are chia seeds a good source of fiber, but they are a good source of iron, omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. Enjoy a cup of chia pudding and try out these other gut healthy recipes.
Chips and Guacamole
Chips and guacamole is a great snack to take to a potluck or a barbecue. Avocado loaded with fiber, healthy fats, and potassium. Try out a simple guacamole made with avocado, lime, salt, and pepper and enjoy with baked 100% corn tortilla chips.