New recipe site for discussion

Danielle B
By Danielle B Latest Reply 2010-10-11 13:20:11 -0500
Started 2010-07-13 10:31:15 -0500

Sorry to change the scene on you but hte other site is not wanting to support any more replies. So I hope that everyone can find this one and I will try to post this one on a reply to my last recipe. Maybe a fen ew people will notice and take a look. Welcome if youa re new and glad you found the new discussion if you are one of the ones that have been following the trail. Here is the link to another recipe that I like for this weeek:

Danielle :)

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Danielle B
Danielle B 2010-10-05 07:04:25 -0500 Report

Hello everyone! Sorry I have not been posting lately. I have been out of twon for a few weeks and had company this past weekend so I will pick up the slack this week around dr appointments. Will chat with you soon I promise.

Danielle :)

Danielle B
Danielle B 2010-09-12 03:52:09 -0500 Report

Fiber Tips
Looking to increase the amount of fiber in your diet? Here are some helpful tips for getting the fiber you need:

•To avoid gas and bloating, start slowly. Try adding just 2 to 3 grams a day until you reach the amount that's right for you. And make sure to drink plenty of water.
•Choose whole wheat or whole grain bread and rolls, and whole wheat pasta and flour tortillas.
•Substitute whole grain flour for half of the white flour when baking. Try adding crushed bran cereal or unprocessed wheat bran to muffins, cakes and cookies.
•Snack on fiber-rich fruits like berries, apples, pears and peaches, and dried fruit including raisins, prunes, apricots and cranberries.
•Beans offer more fiber than most plant foods, so eat them a few times a week. Add kidney beans to soup, black beans to a salad.
•A tablespoon of ground flaxseed stirred into soup, casseroles or smoothies will boost the fiber content by 3 grams.
•Instead of a doughnut for breakfast, have a bran muffin, whole wheat toast or a bowl of oatmeal with fruit.
•Grab a handful of nuts for snacking or sprinkle them on salads.
•When shopping, keep in mind what these product labels mean: "High fiber" products contain 5 or more grams per serving, "good source of fiber has 2.5 to 4.9 grams per servings and "more or added fiber" has at least 2.5 grams per serving. Check nutritional labels.

How Much Fiber You Need
Here are the daily recommendations for adults, from the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine:


Age 50 and younger—38 grams
Age 51 and older—30 grams

Age 50 and younger—25 grams
Age 51 and older—21 grams

Some Fiber-Rich Foods
•1 cup black beans, cooked—15 grams
•1 cup kidney beans, cooked—13 grams
•1 medium artichoke, cooked—10 grams
•1 cup vegetarian baked beans, canned, cooked—10 grams
•3 ounces of peanuts—8 grams
•1/2 cup peas or lima beans—7-8 grams
•1 cup whole wheat spaghetti—6 grams
•3/4 cup bran flakes—5 grams
•1 cup carrot, cooked —5 grams
•1 medium pear—5 grams
•1 cup cooked broccoli —5 grams
•1 cup cole slaw—4 grams
•1 medium apple—4 grams
•1 ounce almonds—3.5 grams
•1 cup brown rice, cooked—3.5 grams
•1 medium banana—3 grams
•1 medium orange—3 grams
•1 slice whole wheat bread—2 grams
•2 tablespoons raisins—1 gram

Danielle :)

Danielle B
Danielle B 2010-07-27 10:06:56 -0500 Report

As usual you are my shining Ray of Sunshine! LOL Thnaks for your vote of approval.

And sorry but I am going to be out of commission for a few weeks so there will not be a chance for me to post any new recipes for the next 2-3 weeks. You know diabetics never get to rest when the drs say you need this or that done.

Be back soon!

Danielle :)

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