Fiber

Side Dish: 14 Great Grains To Serve With Dinner

Couscous, rice, farro, barley, rice and more!
Jun 19, 2014 2:30 pm

Mashed potatoes won't save you when the weather's hot, no matter how rad you make 'em. You need a nice healthy side featuring healthy grains...but we stuck some nice cheesy grits and creamy barley risotto in there just in case a nice healthy side is not what you need. Otherwise, peruse hand-picked recipes for light, delicious couscous (both regular and Israeli), rice, corn and quinoa (a seed, not a grain, but still perfect for healthy sides).

7 Reasons We Seriously Love Okra. Seriously.

Join us in celebrating that delightful little pod
Jun 4, 2014 1:00 pm

If you think you don't like okra, you're definitely mistaken. You love it fried, stewed, on a skewer, in a taco and stuffed with cheese. This fiber-packed pod is your good friend, and is hitting the seasonal market as we speak. Get a head start with 7 of the many reasons we're talking about this awesome vegetable: recipes, stories, and yes, an explanation for the slime. Delicious slime.  

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
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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.

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