Easy ways to start your day with more fiber

First, figure out how much fiber you need: Fiber

 

Once you know your target amount, start adding fiber slowly to your breakfast:

  • Try adding a few tablespoons of unprocessed wheat bran to your favorite cereal.
  • Switch to cereal with 5 or more grams of fiber per serving.
  • Switch to whole-wheat toast.
  • Bake muffins with crushed bran cereal or unprocessed wheat bran.
  • Add berries, raisins, or bananas to your cereal, pancakes, or waffles.
  • Use oat flour and flax in your pancake recipes to add 1-2 grams of fiber per serving.
  • Substitute wheat bran for a 1/3 of all purpose flour in your pancakes and waffle recipes.
  • Switch from quick microwave oatmeal to old fashioned steel cut oats for an additional 2-4 grams of fiber per serving.