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The Wonderstuff

by | Sep 8, 2023 | Uncategorized

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“If I offered you a superfood that would make you live longer, would you be interested?”
 Fibre is indeed crucial for living our best lives. It protects us from strokes and heart attacks and helps regulate weight, blood pressure and cholesterol. It also feeds the good bacteria in the gut which protects us from all kinds of nasty non communicable diseases.(Diabetes, cancer etc)

(It’s also really good if you’re pregnant and in France gorging on pain au choc and crusty pain de campagne every day. But the less said about that the better)

Children need about 20-25g a day (minimum) and us adults at least 30g.

We don’t want to get stressed about shoehorning even MORE unwanted stuff into our diets, so here are some quick fixes and the foods that win hands down in the fibre-rich stakes.

Nuts, seeds and grains are good. Almonds, chia and sunflower seeds are outstanding and oats are wondrous and popcorn surprisingly high-scoring.

Chickpeas, lentils and split peas are obvious candidates with raspberries and pears winning the fruit race.

How a fibre rich day might look..

Breakfast:

  1. Porridge, oats or low-sugar granola for breakfast with a sprinkling of seeds and a few raspberries
  2. 2 slices of wholemeal toast and an apple
  3. Bowl of Fibre rich cereal (weetabix, shreddies, bran flakes, fruit and fibre) topped with chopped pear

Lunch:

  1. Wholemeal Pitta with hummus and carrot. Fruit salad with chopped almonds
  2. Jacket potato with baked beans and cheese. Strawberries with yoghurt.
  3. Chickpea and Chorizo salad (sliced chorizo, chopped red pepper, tin drained chickpeas, flavoured with Sherry vinegar, paprika and olive oil and a few herbs. Delish.

Dinner:

  1. Noodles with Baby Spinach, Avocado, Broccoli, chopped spring onions. Sesame oil, soy sauce and the juice of a lime. Sublime. SEND ME THE RECIPE PLS
  2. Veggie Black Bean EnchiladasI’D LIKE THIS ONE TOO
  3. Penne in a Kale, Lentil and Tomato Sauce. This has a whopping 66g of fibre in it! I’D LOVE THAT RECIPE
  4.  

(All our own dishes and coming to our recipe bags v soon!)

Quick Wins:

  • swap white for brown pasta/rice/bread wherever possible
  • keep the skins on carrots, potatoes, fruit
  • swap crisps for popcorn, nuts and seeds
  • Apples, strawberries, pears and raspberries
  • always be eating hummus

**Up your intake little by little and be sure to drink lots of water**

Have an amazing (if hot) weekend!

Jacquie x