Edita Kaye’s Grocery Store Goodies Day

Edita Kaye Yummy Grocery Cartoon

Rise and Shine Super Snack: Whole fruit high in fiber is a perfect start to your day.

Breakfast: Breads, cereals, waffles, fruits and more for lots of complex carbs, fresh fruits, whole grains, and dairy.

Morning Super Snack: Calcium rich yogurt, cheese and more helps gives you strong bones and that slender shape you want.

 Lunch: Salads, sandwiches and more—and don’t forget the soups for added nutrients and to keep you feeling full.

 Afternoon Super Snack: Protein power in lean meats and dairy to keep you feeling full and satisfied until dinner.

 Dinner: Food you love, fast and convenient—take advantage of all the goodies in your grocery store.

Bedtime Super Snack: Your bedtime snacks can be sweet or savory but try to keep them around 100 calories

Bonus Super Snack:
Attack of the munchies snack is any 100 calorie snack you like – try nuts or yogurt or even a small square of very dark chocolate

How to find fiber-rich foods in your grocery store

edita kaye fiber rich foodsYou’ll start with the produce section which is one of the best places to find fiber-rich foods.

The fruit section offers countless fiber choices including some of the more popular like apples, pears, oranges, kiwi, and berries—blueberries, strawberries and raspberries are good sources of fiber—fresh or frozen are just fine.

The vegetable section is loaded with fiber-rich veggies of every color and description. There are sweet potatoes, cabbage, sweet peppers, carrots, peas, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and more on your fresh produce fiber journey of discovery.

In the bread aisle you’ll find 100% whole wheat or whole grain breads and rolls; double fiber breads like Pepperidge Farm, Orowheat, Roman Meal, and Arnold; there are whole grain tortillas, pitas, bagels and English muffins, too. Then you can look for whole wheat crackers and flat breads like the Kavli brand, or Triscuits, Rye Krisnp, Wasa or Wheat Thins.

In the grains section you’ll find brown rice, quinoa, bulgar wheat and couscous.

We’ve already mentioned cereals—there are many to choose from that are high in fiber. You could start with Fiber One, All-Bran, Kashi GoLean, Post Grape Nuts and others. You’ll also find that oatmeal is high in fiber and a good addition to your fiber-rich breakfast menu.

Go Ahead Try This!

Yogurt with Honey & Nut Cereal

Yoplait Light Yogurt vanilla mixed with one serving
Honey Nut Cheerios

Dried fruit such as apricots, raisins, and prunes are also good sources of fiber and don’t forget Craisins—dried cranberries from Ocean Spray.

When you’re in the canned goods section you might try adding these to your grocery cart: canned beans; bean and lentil-based soups; canned veggies such as corn; applesauce.

This should show you just how delicious and varied fiber-rich choices can be—you’ll get tons of flavor, fiber, and the benefits of diet-friendly foods.