With the New Year in full swing, we’re all making small changes to our lifestyles to better our health. An essential part of our diets that we don’t talk about enough is fibre. Fibre has been shown to help support your immunity, reduce your chances of
developing Type 2 diabetes, heart diseases and certain cancers, like breast cancer and colon cancer. According to most sources, adult women should consume between 21 and 25 grams of fibre per day while men should be eating between 30 and 38 grams per day. Here are some examples of healthy fibrous snacks that will leave you satisfied.
Pear and Walnut
This combo is perfect for someone with a sweet tooth! Your pear will provide you with approximately 3.1 grams of fibre, and your walnuts will add around 7 grams of fibre for every 100 grams of walnuts you eat!
Oranges and a Handful of Nuts
There’s a pattern of matching fruits with nuts, but what can we say? It’s such a delicious and healthy combo! This combo offers you a mix of sweet and salty while adding a whole 6 grams of fibre to your nutrient intake!
Who doesn’t love a good trail mix? You can easily create your own using pantry staples. Our favourite combo is almonds, dark chocolate chips, and dried cranberries. This sweet mix brings in an extra 5 grams of fibre and tastes oh so good.
Roasted chickpeas are the perfect addition to any salad or as the delicious filling to your sandwich. You can dress them however you like, with oil and some seasoning and toss them onto your favourite dish! Check out our favourite Chickpea Chicken Salad Sandwich Filling recipe for some inspo!
Carrots and Hummus
Who doesn’t love carrots and hummus? Carrots are a kitchen staple, but you can jazz up your hummus by trying our Rosemary Balsamic Hummus recipe. Not only does this hearty snack bring in 3 grams of fibre, but you also get the satisfaction of creating your own dip.
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