Morning Fiber Tip

So, in my everlasting quest to consume more fiber, I’ve discovered an AWESOME cereal blend. Now, I know that cereal blending is a bit controversial–some people think it’s disgusting and unnatural while others think there’s no other way to eat cereal! So, be warned: this post discusses and endorses cereal blending/mixing!

So, here’s how to get 9-10 grams of fiber in a low calorie, nut-free, low-fat cereal blend!

1/4 cup of Fiber 1 (available at grocery stores, Walmart cereal aisles, etc)—    7 grams of fiber, no fat, and enriched w/ tons of vitamins and minerals. Since basically all the fiber is insoluble, I’m not sure how much of these vitamins actually get digested, but it’s nice to know that they’re there! :) and only THIRTY CALORIES!

1/4 cup of Trader Joe’s lowfat Mixed Berry Granola–this adds awesome flavor and texture to distract from how gross the Fiber 1 is. :) It also adds 2 grams of fiber (1.6 grams to be precise, but really, I think we can round up) and 1.25 grams of protein. 70 calories, but worth it, since it makes the Fiber 1 so palatable! :)

1/2 cup of Rice Krispies (or any generic version) –no fiber, but VERY low calorie and yummy. Only 50 calories and 1 gram of sugar per 1/2 cup serving, plus these babies are enriched with vitamins and minerals up the wazoo–25% of your daily iron in a half cup serving!!

Mix well, then add 1/2 cup (or more) soy milk or regular milk. The plain, unsweetened soy milk that I use has 2 grams of fiber/cup, while dairy milk has none. So, using soy milk (if you can stand the taste–I happen to love it) will up your fiber a bit and still keep calories low (45 per half a cup).

Total Calories:  195, plus 9-10 grams of fiber, tons of vitamins and minerals…and it tastes SO GOOD.

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4 responses to “Morning Fiber Tip

  1. I love your food/fiber/health related posts! I’m always looking for good ways to get plenty of fiber… unfortunately lots of the fiber-rich breakfast cereals cover up the fiber taste with lots and lots of refined sugar – ugh!

  2. aww, thanks, Sarah! I enjoy reading all your amazing cooking escapades on *your* blog! Yep–I’ve found the same problem w/ cereals…either they have a ton of unhealthy stuff and lots of fiber, or tons of fiber and no taste….Thank goodness for Trader Joe’s! :)

  3. megan

    I am taking an American Nutrition class at Cal Poly and I know a lot about fiber and have some cool recipes from the professor if you would like to see

  4. I’d LOVE to see ’em!

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