Now...why do I think it is so great when my recipe makeovers increase the fiber content? Here's why!
- Fiber has been shown to reduce the risk of developing various conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, diverticular disease, and constipation.
- Fiber is a carbohydrate that the body cannot digest; found in all fruits, vegetables, grains & legumes.
- Studies are showing that whole grain versions of fiber are most likely leading the health benefits of fiber consumption.
- Substitute whole grain versions of bread, pasta and rice.
- Use fresh vegetables for snacking instead of chips and crackers.
- Use fruit and vegetable purees in place of butter or oil.
- Use legumes instead of meat in dishes like soups, chilis or burritos.
- Use whole grain cereals for cookies or breading dishes like chicken tenders.
I am really excited about this summer and having the opportunity to be busy in the kitchen. My Mom is visiting this week and we have great things planned: Paula's Buttery Crab Pot Pies, Paula's Hummingbird Cake, Rach's Creamy Freeze Pops (Kimber's Korner) and last but not least...Giada's Coffee-Glazed Italian Donuts.
We better get cookin'!
And congrats, JESSICA! Email me your shipping address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get your book right out to you!! You're gonna love it!
**Information for this post on fiber was taken from the Harvard School of Public Health. Fiber: Start Roughing It!