Fiber Filled Snacks to Fuel Your Day!

By Heide Kennedy, Arizona Farm Bureau Communications Intern

We all know the importance of getting enough fiber in our diets. This little nutrient packs a major punch for our bodies when it comes to overall health. Whether it be improving our digestion, feeding our gut microbiome, promoting regularity, reducing cholesterol levels, or making you feel fuller longer, fiber does it all! Unfortunately, however, most people don’t get enough fiber in their diets. In fact, it is a whopping 95% of Americans that aren’t consuming enough fiber! 

According to registered dietician Jessica Ball, snacks are a great way to sneak a little more fiber into your diet. She also says that it is best to pair fiber-rich foods with other foods that are high in protein and healthy fats. The following are some of her suggested snack ideas!


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  • Whole grains paired with fruit
  • Oat, nut, and seed energy balls
  • Whole grain crackers and veggie-based dips
  • Popcorn
  • Smoothies
  • Nuts
  • Chia pudding

Next time that you’re feeling snacky, try out a snack that is high in fiber! Not only will it be delicious, but you’ll also be doing your body a favor by giving it a boost of a powerful nutrient it needs to properly function!

Interested in reading more about fiber? Check out these related articles from Fill Your Plate!

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Study: Increased Fiber Intake During Childhood Reduces Allergies – Fill Your Plate Blog


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