Fitness Tips

My Top 5 High Fiber Carbohydrate Grocery Staples

Carbohydrate rich foods are wonderful sources of fiber, energy and micronutrients.

We should get at least 10g of fiber per 1,000 calories we eat. Keeping these high fiber low calorie carbohydrate food sources on hand will make your meals more filling and satiating.

Next are my top 5 carbohydrate sources and portions that are also high in fiber.

  1. Apples– 200g 115 calories 5g fiber
  2. Rolled Oats-40g 155 calories 4g fiber
  3. Canned Beans-130g 120 calories 4g fiber
  4. Frozen Berries-200g 110 calories 8g fiber
  5. Broccoli-200g 80 calories 5g fiber

Carbohydrate rich foods should not be confused with ultra processed highly palatable foods such as ice cream, cake, candy, cookies, chips, etc…

These foods often contain just as much fat as they do carbohydrates. They are usually low in fiber and protein and should be enjoyed in moderation.

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Fitness Tips

A Quick Beginners Guide to Routine Meal Prep

Start your new meal prep routine with these 3 easy steps.

1. Freeze ripe bananas for easy and quick protein smoothies.

2. Make a big soup with plenty of lean protein and veggies over the weekend for easy weekday lunches or dinners.

3. Make overnight oats daily for a grab and go breakfast or snack the following day.

Making many different items in bulk can be overwhelming.

Prep simple things like freezing ripe bananas for smoothies, or chop fresh veggies for salads.

Pick one thing to make in bulk to get you going.

Prep other single serve meals and snacks throughout the week as you go.

Then add more bulk prep as you gain more confidence.

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Free Recipe: Crockpot Chicken Chili

Forget to meal prep something this weekend? Not to worry. I’ve got you covered.🤗 Make this easy and versatile chili. Enjoy on its own, over rice, in a taco, as a burrito filling, and as dip for tortilla chips. Be creative and let this flavorful chili keep your meal times inspired and flavorful all week long!  

Makes 10 servings
Per 290g serving
200 calories
24.7g protien
21.9g carbohydrate
1.3g fat

INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:

  • 932g boneless skinless fresh or frozen chicken breast about 4-5 chicken breasts. 
  • 170g tomato paste (1 can) 
  • 425g canned black beans (1 can) 
  • 300g fresh or frozen corn 200g diced onion (about 1 large)
  • 250g sliced fresh mushrooms 
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 2 tsp ground pink Himalayan salt 
  • 30g taco seasoning 
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or juice of 1/2 lime 
  • 960 ml water (1 quart) 

DIRECTIONS
Add all the ingredients to a crockpot and cook on high for 4-5 hours or until chicken can easily be shredded with 2 forks. Shred chicken with 2 forks and stir chili well.

Allow to cool a bit before storing in the refrigerator for up to 5-6 days. Can also easily freeze portions.

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Free Recipe: Zesty Zatar Lemon Dressing

Bright and zesty with lemon this easy dressing also combines well with the complex flavors of Zatar seasoning. Perfect for any veggie salad, it also pairs well with Mediterranean favorites such as olives, feta cheese, and hummus. Also a great marinade for chicken, fish, or lamb.

Makes 12 Servings

Per 30g Serving

79 calories

.1g protein

3g carbohydrate

7.4g fat

Ingredients you’ll need:

180ml lemon juice

90ml olive oil

30ml honey

1/2tsp garlic powder

10g Lakanto zero calorie granulated sweetener

1tsp ground pink Himalayan salt

2g xanthan gum

5g Zatar seasoning blend

Directions:

Add everything to a blender or food processor (except the Zatar seasoning) and blend until smooth. Place in a storage container and stir in the Zatar seasoning blend. Keep refrigerated and enjoy within 10 days.

Pro Tip: Don’t skip the xanthan gum. It ensures the dressing will be smooth and well blended. It also keep the dressing from separating.

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