Fiber

13 Smart Ways To Use A Can Of Beans Tonight

Dinner tonight, starring that magical fruit
Jan 9, 2014 1:00 pm

Everyone's got a can of beans in the pantry somewhere. I mean, you have cans of every other random thing, surely you've got some pintos or cannelinis lying around. Garbanzos? Frijoles negros? Should we just keep naming kinds of beans, or are you going to peruse these excellent recipes sure to free up a little extra room in your cabinets? 

How Much Fiber Is Lost In Juicing?

An important lesson in proper juicemanship
Mar 22, 2013 1:31 pm

You bought a juicer, juiced some fruits and veggies and are well on your way to a healthier you. While you're packing way more vitamins and minerals into your body than before, there's just one thing missing: all those dry fiberous shreds left in the juicer are just that: fiber. And if it's there, it's not in you. What to do?

What Is Steel-Cut Oatmeal?

We're taking the mystery out of steel-cut oatmeal
Feb 18, 2013 2:31 pm

If you've set eyes on a brunch menu lately at anything fancier than, oh, an IHOP, surely you've glanced at the steel-cut oatmeal. Should you be watching your intake of certain delicious fats, upping your intake of fiber or simply feel like going a little lighter but no less tasty, consider steel-cut oats. Here's what they're made of. 

Eat A Better Lunch, Reinvent The Meaning Of Productivity

Moving things right along, it's lunch!
Jan 22, 2013 12:31 pm

Once you've experienced the effects of a super-effective lunch, you should be instantly addicted. Why am I heading in this direction during lunch, a sacred time that requires none of "that?" Partially to irritate my dad's famously weak nerves when it comes to "that," but mostly because I can no longer claim that a healthy lunch full of fruit, vegetables and fiber is lame. Here's how I rearranged my priorities.

Steel-Cut Oats Recipe

This steel-cut oatmeal only sounds tough
Mar 17, 2012 10:01 am
steel cut oats
Photo: thebittenword.com on Flickr

Make steel-cut oats your new vehicle for brown sugar, sliced fresh or dried fruit, berries, maple syrup, really whatever you were going to do to those pancakes. Plus, they're higher in fiber and lower in fat, which we're sure was your first thought when we suggested you swap pancakes for oatmeal.

Buckwheat Kasha Instead Of...

Sub in buckwheat groats for your "typical" grains
Dec 20, 2011 12:31 pm
buckwheat groats

With Hanukkah upon us (I want a V-slicer of doom), I thought I'd let my constant cravings for Jewish food run rampant all over lunch this week. Today it's kasha, otherwise known as buckwheat or buckwheat groats.

Bring Out The Best In Whole Wheat Pasta

Special care is required when going 'healthier'
Nov 21, 2011 1:01 pm
whole wheat pasta

If I had a nickel for every nutrition-related article that recommended subbing whole wheat pasta for regular, I'd have at least a dollar. Too bad whole wheat costs a buck more than that.

Fiber, It Does a Body Good

How To Get the Fiber That You Desire
May 11, 2011 2:00 pm
Photo: Lindsay Hunt

Fiber is like the elusive hot girlfriend your buddy always seems to have. She makes you nervous and only talks to you on occasion and when she does you always make it weird. I know you. You just aren’t the type of guy who has fiber in your life on a consistent basis. I used to be just like you! But now I get fiber anytime I want and you can too...

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