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Cereals with > 5 grams or more of fiber: the entire line of Kashi cereals (with a few exceptions); there are hundreds of cereals on the market now that meet these criteria. However, Cheerios, Rice Krispies, Kellogg’s Corn Flakes are all 2 grams of fiber or less. Kellogg’s Special K only has 2 grams but now they have come out with a Special K that has 5 grams of fiber. (they heard I was complaining)

Breads in general should contain 2 grams or more of fiber per slice.

Crackers: > 3 grams per serving (Kashi brand)

Fruits and Vegetables in general are good sources of fiber

Soy,  is a vegetable that is high in fiber as well as protein: Edamame; try Melissa’s brand; Boca Brand of burgers and sausages (it’s all soy and actually tastes great); Morning Star is another brand of the faux meat products (and I am not a vegetarian)

Trail Mixes: these are extremely practical because of how portable they are. Trail mixes can vary in their content quite a bit; some are more candy than anything else. Just check the nutrient content for the 5 grams of fiber and go for it. This is something you can keep in the car at your desk in backpacks, purses, brief cases, etc.

Energy Bars: Look for > 5 grams of fiber per serving:  Cliff Bars and Kashi GoLean are both excellent choices in this category. 

Here is a plug for Starbucks; they seem to get it. They have prepackaged trays such as their protein breakfast with apple; peanut butter; whole wheat bagel; hardboiled egg; some cubes of cheese and grapes. They have a fruit and cheese tray. Most of their sandwiches are on high fiber breads. They sell individual small packages of trail mixes. Granted they are pricey, but I do have to give them credit for offering this type of food.

OK; you got it? Good, then go and have something to eat before you get hungry.

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Mitchell R. Weisberg, MD. MP

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