Food and I have had a tough relationship lately. There are some things I eat that taste so good, I feel like I'm experiencing them for the very first time every time. And other things I eat just to put nutrients in my system. I waffle between starving and completely uninterested in anything. One of those things that wasn't necessarily in the pregnancy brochure is the need for extra fiber to keep ones system from shutting down. However, my dietitian harps on protein and ignores anything I say about fiber. If I eat nothing but steak and cheese for the protein, though, I may not survive. (Side note: I've always figured that those people who eat nothing but cheese must have bowel movements that are more like a menstrual cycle where they get all bloated and cranky beforehand but only poop once a month or so.)
So since I had to go to the grocery store anyways, I decided to share some of my favorite high fiber and protein foods of late. As always, I'm open to suggestions.
|I eat this every morning for breakfast with a hard-boiled egg. It has 10g of fiber in it! It's also got 4g of protein, so add that to the 6g for my egg and it's not too shabby.|
Kashi Go Lean bars
Fiber Plus and Active Lifestyle chewy bars
|I first found the Fiber Plus bars and they're pretty tasty. Then I stumbled upon the Active Lifestyle bars in Kroger and they're a bit more tasty and less heavy. Both brands have a whopping 9g of fiber in them but only 2g of protein.|
Frosted Mini Wheats and Fiber One raisin bran clusters
Other random snacks to mix and match