Skip Nav
Healthy Eating Tips
Skip That Cup of Coffee and Eat the Following 15 Foods For All-Day Energy
30 Days to Strong Fitness Challenge
30-Days-to-Strong
30 Days to Strong: A Month-Long Fitness Plan
How to Lose Fat Using Hunger Scale
Weight Loss
How to Effectively Lose Fat Using the Hunger Scale
Workouts
Fill Out Your Jeans and Sculpt Your Booty With This 4-Move Bodyweight Workout
Is the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Keto?
Healthy Living
Attention, Keto Dieters: Here's What You Need to Know About the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

How to Eat More Fiber

Painless Ways to Add Fiber to Your Diet

Whether you're a serious meat eater who considers a side salad enough greens for the day, or someone who just hates veggies, if one of your New Year's resolutions is to eat more fiber, here are some easy ways to increase your roughage without a disapproving peep from your taste buds.

  • Have a sweet tooth? Add spinach to homemade brownies, mash baked sweet potato into pancake mix, or add shredded carrots to banana bread.
  • Don't just grab any ol' box of cereal. Choose a cereal that has at least eight grams of fiber per serving.
  • Become a fan of flax. Sprinkle whole flaxseeds onto your bowl of cereal, or if the texture is a turnoff, use ground flaxmeal instead. You can also add flaxseed or flaxmeal to pizza dough, pancake batter, and cookie and muffin recipes.
  • Make a smoothie for breakfast (or even dessert) with tons of fresh or frozen fruit. Throw in a few spinach or kale leaves for added fiber. The sweetness of the fruit hides the taste of the greens and since it's blended so well, the texture is completely smooth — no chewing your veggies required.

Keep reading for more fiber-boosting tips.

  • Halve an avocado and spread the smooth green creaminess on a slice of bread. This healthy fat will add almost seven grams of fiber to your sammy.
  • Blend veggies such as broccoli, green beans, and carrots in a food processor, and mix the puree into your pasta sauce.
  • Add beans, like kidney or pinto, to beef stews and soups. The beans soak up the savory flavors other ingredients, increasing your fiber intake with every spoonful. I'm a fan of Eden canned beans since the cans are BPA-free.
  • Incorporate veggies into dishes you already love such as peas into your mac and cheese, sliced tomatoes and mushrooms on your pizza, or spinach and peppers in your scrambled eggs. Cut up the veggies small to make them blend in better.
  • Eat your fruit instead of drinking it. A medium orange contains three grams of fiber, while orange juice contains none.

Source: Thinkstock and Flickr User yoppy

From Our Partners
Different Types of Flu
Weighted Blanket For Anxiety
Best Fitness Gifts Under $25
What to Prioritize For Fat Loss
What Should I Eat After a Workout?
High Sodium Foods
MCT Oil For Smoothies
What Happens When You Stop Drinking Caffeine?
Is the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Keto?
Vegan Keto Meal Plan
Worst Forms of Protein
Keto Low-Sugar Fruit
From Our Partners
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds