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5 High Fiber Foods to Eat for Breakfast

September 10, 2012 Le Cordon Bleu Portland 0 Comments

5 High Fiber Foods to Eat for Breakfast

You've probably heard that you should get more fiber in your diet, but do you know why that is? Dietary fiber is an important part of healthy eating because it aids in the normal progression of food through the gastrointestinal tract. As a result, fiber makes it easier to remove waste from the body. Consuming fiber also plays a role in the production of various beneficial compounds in the body. If you want to start getting more of this healthful, indigestible plant food portion into your daily diet, why not incorporate it into your first meal of the day? Here are some great fiber-filled breakfast foods that you should definitely try. Whether you attend schools in culinary arts or simply enjoy making your own creations, feel free to have fun with fiber! There are many ways to work fiber into your diet that you probably haven’t even yet thought of. While on that topic, if you live in the Portland area, you may want to look into taking a few classes at a culinary school in Oregon.

1) Cereal
Cereals are one of America's favorite breakfast foods, and for good reason. Not only are there a staggering number of cereals to choose from, most of them are packed full of fiber content. All cereals contain some amount of fiber in them, but whole-grain and multi-grain varieties contain the most. Some of the best cereal types include those with bran flakes and oat clusters. Whole-grain shredded wheat cereals are also excellent sources of fiber. Combined with the high protein and Vitamin D content in milk, cereals are one of the most well-balanced breakfast foods out there.

2) Whole-grain waffles/pancakes
Whole-grain foods contain plenty of fiber because the insoluble parts have not been removed from the grain like in refined wheat products. Did you know that waffles and pancakes come in whole-grain and multi-grain varieties? You can still enjoy the great taste of a traditional American breakfast consisting of waffles or pancakes, bacon, eggs and a glass of orange juice, and still feel great about it. This is one of the fastest growing trends for schools in culinary arts.

3) Veggie omelet
There are not many foods that make for a better start to the day than eggs. The egg is a nutritious, edible nugget that is high in proteins, fats, and other vitamins and minerals. One of the most popular preparations of egg is the omelet. To boost the fiber content of your omelet, add plenty of leafy, green vegetables like spinach. Tomatoes and onions are also omelet favorites too. Most fruits and veggies have abundant fiber content, so get creative and add whatever you would like into the egg mixture.

4) Oatmeal
This mash of whole oats is a traditional breakfast food that has been eaten by various peoples for many years. High in fiber and packed with energy, oatmeal is usually sweetened with sugar and may contain other spices like cinnamon to enhance its mild flavor. To boost fiber content and add texture, toss in fresh berries or other fruit pieces for a complete meal.

5) Multi-grain peanut butter and banana sandwich
This high-calorie, high-fiber breakfast will give you enough energy to last the rest of the day. Popularized by the King of Rock, this combination of peanut butter and banana on toast offers tons of essential fats, proteins, vitamins and minerals too. If you are looking to start your day right, this is the only way to go.

This article is presented by Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Portland. Le Cordon Bleu College of
Culinary Arts in Portland offers culinary arts and pâtisserie and baking training programs in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about the class offerings, please visit Chefs.edu/Portland for more information.

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