One of the ways I lost so much weight was by changing my diet in addition to taking my fiber supplements. I’m a huge believer that you can get fit by eating more fiber. Most people are not getting in enough each day and the minimum amount of fiber required is at least 20 grams per day for adult men and women.
If you’re not sure of what types of snacks you can eat in order to get in enough fiber each day, I have written a great list of some healthy options that you can get at your local supermarket or health food store. Obviously, if it’s possible, opt for the organic options of the suggested fruits and vegetables. However, organic fruits and vegetables are often quite expensive, so selecting a non-organic option is fine providing you wash the veggies and fruits before consumption!
High Fiber Snacks Ideas
- Grab a pear for the perfect on-the-go snack that is packed with fiber. One pear has 4 grams of fiber! You can accompany the pear chopped in with some low-fat yogurt to add in extra protein. You might also like to cut slices and spread with a tablespoon of sugar-free nut butter like peanut or almond butter.
- Craving carbs? Opt for some whole wheat crackers or multi-grain Melba toasts. Between three to five crackers will contain over 5 grams of fiber. You can top the crackers with a tuna and mustard mix or some lettuce, mustard and turkey slices to make a crunch open-faced sandwich!
- Apple and Peanut Butter Raisin Delight! As a kid, I used to love slicing up a green apple and topping it with some peanut butter mixed with raisins. Go light on the raisins, but this snack has over 5 grams of fiber and will keep you satisfied in between meals!
- Small Bowl of Cereal for a quick end to hunger between meals. Who cares of it’s not breakfast? Wholegrain breakfast cereal can be an excellent snack if you cut the size in half. Opt for 1/2 cup of bran flakes or oatmeal mixed with 1/3 cup of low-fat milk and you’ve got yourself a snack with between 4-7 grams of fiber that is quick and easy!
- Berries Galore! – One of the most delicious fruits also happens to be one of the best ones for us! Raspberries either fresh or frozen are packed with fiber. If you have one cup of raspberries, you’ll be getting a whopping 8 grams of fiber! Eat these berries alone or with a splash of skim milk!
Try to have at least one of these fiber-based snacks per day to make sure you are meeting your 20-25 grams of fiber need per day and you will remain energized enough throughout the day to get through all of your daily activities!