There are basically only 4 categories I really focus on for meeting the daily requirements, and they are:
2. Veggie servings
3. Fruit servings
(If you haven't figured it out by now, I love fiber. I NEED fiber. I mean, everybody needs fiber, but I am certain I need it more than most;) )
You see, I need these healthy habits to be flung at me gradually. When I started counting, I only looked at calories. Then veggies came in the mix, followed by fruits, and lately it's been fiber. So who knows...maybe protein will be next, and sodium to follow?
Anywho, my breakfast this morning was jam-packed with both fiber AND protein, so what an appropriate day to write this post, eh? Good timing, Libby!
|brownie batter cereal is the business|
What I had:
(c= calories, p= protein, f= fiber)102g potato- 94c, 2g p, 2g f
brownie batter cereal, consisting of:
100g Pure plain yogurt: 65c, about 5g p
3/4 scoop Dymatize protein powder: 88c, 18g p
25g Kashi Go Lean cereal: 70c, 7g p, 5g f
Microwave oatmeal mug muffin, consisting of:
1/4 scoop quick oats: 75c, 3 p, 2 f
1 large egg, whole: 74c, 6 p
70g strawberries: 25c, 1g f
2T skim milk: 11c, 1 p
As you can see, protein was the all-star of my bfast, coming in at a WHOPPING total of 42g! That's already almost half of my daily allotment! My fiber count comes in at 33% (10g), but I packed on another 16g at lunch *ding*.
My favorite sources of fiber, in addition to veggies, potatoes, and beans (per serving):
Fiber1 bars (they're my equivalent to candy bars. I don't even WANT candy bars anymore. Fiber1 is where it's at.)- 9g
Kashi Go Lean cereal- 10g fiber
My favorite sources of protein, in addition to beans, seafood, and meat (per serving):
Kashi Go Lean cereal- 13g
Dymatize protein powder- 24g
egg whites- 14g
What are your favorite sources of fiber and protein, other than the usual suspects? Let me know in the comments!