With the cooler weather setting in and the daylight hours getting shorter, there is just something cozy about staying indoors and filling up on warm and delicious comfort foods with the whole family. Wouldn’t you be relieved to learn that there are ways to indulge in your favourite comfort foods that are 100% guilt free!? It’s simple, really–choose foods that are high-fibre!
A healthy dose of fibre has been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes, obesity and certain types of cancers. From casseroles, soups, or a big ol’ pot of spaghetti, there are a number of fall favorites we have come up with that can be considered high in fibre.
Of course…with adding NutraCleanse™ to your favourite dish, you are further increasing your fibre intake (plus Omega-3 fatty acids) through benefits of flax seeds and the other natural ingredients that will help you reach your recommended dose of 25 grams per day.
So here it is–our list of high-fibre comfort foods we love:
Always a crowd pleaser, the red kidney beans alone offer 12 grams of fibre per ¾ cup. The great thing about chili, is all the other varieties of beans and vegetables that jam it packed full of nutrients and fibre. For even more fibre? Enjoy it on brown rice.
Using whole wheat pasta will provide you with 8 grams of fibre per 1 ½ cups cooked. Have kids? There can be plenty of vegetables that you can hide in your sauce for even more goodness.
When it comes to a rich source of fibre, look for lentils! They are very high in nutrients, including dietary fibres with 12 grams per 1 cup.
A comfort food classic. Just 1 cup of refried beans which are also packed with protein, offers 13 grams of fibre. Again, white beans, black beans…these are a great source, too!
We shared this recipe for a delicious and comforting, fibre packed bowl of oatmeal to start your day. Oatmeal alone is a good 4 grams of fibre per 1 cup, cooked.
There are all kinds of muffins you can make that will help you achieve your fibre intake while leaving you feel like you are having a yummy treat. Try our Cranberry Orange Muffins for 8 grams of fibre each!
Finally, a family favourite all over: banana bread. Use your favorite banana bread recipe and add 1/2 cup NutraCleanse™ and a 1/2 cup of plain yogurt!
So the next time you are feeling cozy at home and want to feed the family a hearty and delicious meal, consider the goodness of NutraCleanse™ as an addition to your favourite comfort foods. Not only are you promoting a healthy, high-fibre diet, you will be protecting your family from the cold and flu season with healthier and stronger immune systems, due to the healthy ingredients that our product contains.
To find a NutraCleanse™ retailer near you, visit our website at www.nutracleanse.biz/canada.