|Black Beans = 16 grams per serving!|
In addition to getting adequate and regular protein, something I need to work on is getting plenty of fiber in my diet. According to my most recent research it is recommended that women get 25 grams of fiber per day. I know from the few times I've tracked my eating that I rarely reach that each day. I am committed to improving in this area for so many aspects of my health (not the least of which is to stop gaining weight!).
I thought I'd collect some mental reminders for myself by posting a list here. Maybe you need some ideas or reminders, too.
Ways to get more Fiber
Raspberries 8 grams
Apple (with skin) 4.4
Bran Flakes cereal 5.3
Cooked Oatmeal 4
Black Beans 16 (whoa, dude! 1/2 the daily amount)
Baked Beans 10.4
Sunflower seeds 3.9
Sweet corn 4
I think the moral of the story is I need to have some beans for lunch! My daughter loves to make "black bean salsa," which is just drained black beans marinated in Italian dressing. It's kind of like 3 bean salad with just one bean. She can eat almost a whole can that way dipping corn chips in it. I ought to try that!