10 of the best high fibre snacks
“Get more fibre in your diet,” is a cry we hear all the time. But why is it so important?
Fibre is essential. It keeps you fuller for longer, can help with weight control and cholesterol levels, keeps your digestive system healthy and keeps you regular (if you know what we mean!). When it comes to keeping our energy levels high, it’s a good idea to opt for snacks that are high in fibre so we stay satisfied until the next mealtime. We’ve put together a selection of our favourite high-fibre snacks. Give them a go and see what you think!
Fruits are well-known for their high fibre content, as well as all the other nutrients they bless us with. This smoothie is great for getting not only fibre, but a ton of vitamins, minerals and iron, too.
You can’t go wrong with a bag of chips – particularly of the sweet potato variety. These particular potatoes are high in fibre, vitamins A, C and B6 and carbohydrates – great to keep you going throughout the afternoon, guilt-free.
3. Rice cakes with banana and peanut butter
Peanut butter contains more dietary fibre per serving than peanuts themselves, and a tasty way to get more of it is to spread it on a couple of fluffy rice cakes with some sliced banana. (Trust us – peanut butter and banana are the perfect pairing!)
Yes, we hear your incredulous cries of “black beans?!” On the surface, not an ingredient you’d turn to for a sweet fix. But trust us; these brownies are the real deal. Simply mix everything together in a blender, pop into the oven, and enjoy.
5. A large apple
The classic saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” exists for a reason. Apples are full of good stuff! And for our purposes here, they’re full of fibre. One large apple, eaten with the skin on, contains 5.5g fibre.
For just 15 minutes of active prep time, you can have your own portable, high fibre granola wedges to snack on throughout the day. Substitute the fruit with your favourite if you’d prefer.
These aren’t quite the same as regular potato crisps, but they’re great at converting kale haters. Sprinkle with the seasoning of your choice.
Once you factor in the fruity part of a green smoothie, you’ve got a fibre-filled glass ready to drink on the go. The fruit makes it taste sweeter (and possibly better), too.
Kids and adults alike will get their fill of fibre thanks to these fruity skewer snacks. They’re both fun to make and fun to eat, and you can add as many fruit varieties as you’d like.
It’s a fantastic snack for the cinema, but also full of fibre. Plus, you can experiment with various flavours. Try adding cinnamon, honey and nutmeg for a deliciously sweet combination.
If you’ve tried any of our favourite snacks above, or you have any genius, fibre-filled snacks of your own, let us know in the comments!