8 Easy Ways to Eat a Little More Fiber Every Day

Leave the skin on fruits and vegetables.

If you're unsure of how to start consuming more fibre, stop peeling as a starting point.

Swap traditional pasta for higher-fiber versions.

For example, a dish of traditional angel hair pasta has only three grammes of fibre, while the same shape produced from red lentils has twice that amount.

Choose crunchy and fun whole-grain snacks.

Many common snacks already have a lot of fibre, so finding a satisfying afternoon snack won't be difficult.

Skip juices and make smoothies instead.

However, because smoothies consume almost all of the fruit—you usually just toss it into the blender—they retain fibre.

Stock your pantry with nutritional yeast.

Nutritional yeast is delicious on any dish you would typically top with Parmesan cheese, such as pasta, soup, salad.

Add a crunch to soups and salads with toasted legumes.

A crunchy addition to any salad or soup is necessary, but you don't have to limit yourself to traditional croutons.

Blend veggies into pasta sauces.

Any veggies added to traditional tomato-based pasta sauces, such as kale, spinach, carrots or zucchini, are likely to be overlooked due to their intense flavour.

Doctor up your oatmeal.

A tablespoon of chia or flax seeds will automatically increase the amount of fibre in muesli by a few grammes without significantly changing the flavour.