Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Healthy Holidays: Falling for Fiber

Happy first day of Fall! I love Fall; it’s my favorite season. I love the chill in the air, hot coffee, tea, soups, fires, and . . . fiber? Fall is a great time to add more fiber to your diet. Here are some ideas to help you fall in love with fiber.

Add fiber to breakfast.
Include oatmeal or muesli to your morning. I love hot cereal on a cold day. It’s a great way start your day . . . with fiber!

Bake your own whole grain bread.
I love bread. I have wanted to try to make my own bread from scratch. Since it’s cool outside, I might even conquer my goal to make homemade bread. Now, I can crank up the oven and not roast in my own kitchen. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Include fiber in your soup.
Include beans, peas, and other vegetables in your favorite soups. Think taco soup, broccoli soup, minestrone soup . . . I would continue, but I fear that I risk sounding like Forest Gump. Anyway, soup = yum!

Roast some root vegetables.
I usually prefer cooked vegetables to raw vegetables. Fall is a great time to crank up the oven and roast your favorite vegetables.

Choose fiber-filled desserts.
I love desserts! I would usually pick chocolate desserts, but I love warm fruit in my dessert. Cobbler, pie, and fruit crips are a warm, welcome change in the Fall and for the Holidays.

Many people struggle with health goals during the Fall and Winter. There are many parties and food seems to be available in excess. I hope these fiber-filled options help you make small, healthy choices during this holiday season.

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