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Plants with Oodles of Fiber

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Fun with Math

LUNCH

How many grams of fiber does this lunch have?

 

  • 1 cup cooked brown rice

  • 1/4 cup cooked lentils

  • 1/4 cup broccoli

  • 2 tablespoons pepitas 

(hint: 1/4 cup x 4 = 1 cup)

BREAKFAST

How many grams of fiber does this breakfast have?

 

  • 1 cup cooked oatmeal

  • 1/2 cup raspberries

  • 1/2 cup blackberries

  • 1 tablespoon flax meal 

(hint: 1 cup = 16 tablespoons)

SUPPER

How many grams of fiber does this supper have?

 

  • 1 cup whole wheat pasta

  • 1/2 cup cooked green peas

  • 1/4 cup Brussels sprouts

  • 1/2 medium avocado 

(hint: 1 medium avocado = about 1 cup)

(numbers on these lists show grams of fiber in one cup)

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Beans + Lentils

Cooked Split Peas

8.3 grams of fiber

Cooked Navy Beans

10.5 grams of fiber

Cooked Lentils

7.9 grams of fiber

Cooked Lima Beans

7 grams of fiber

Cooked Green Peas

5.5 grams of fiber

Cooked Black Beans

16.6 grams of fiber

Cooked Pinto Beans

15.4 grams of fiber

Cooked Garbanzo Beans

12.5 grams of fiber

Cooked Edamame (Soy)

8 grams of fiber

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Grains + Starch

Cooked Brown Rice

4 grams of fiber

Cooked Quinoa 

5.1 grams of fiber

Whole Wheat Flour

13 grams of fiber

Rolled Oats (Oatmeal)

10 grams of fiber

Cooked Hulled Barley

17.6 grams of fiber

Cooked Bulgur Wheat

8.2 grams of fiber

Cooked Sweet Potatoes

4 grams of fiber

 

Cooked Acorn Squash

9 grams of fiber

Whole Wheat Pasta

6 grams of fiber

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Nuts* + Seeds*

Chia Seeds

27.3 grams of fiber

 

Flax Meal (Ground)

32.3 grams of fiber

 

Raw Pepitas

6.5 grams of fiber

 

Raw Almonds

12.5 grams of fiber

 

Raw Pecans

9.6 grams of fiber

 

Raw Sunflower Seeds

11.1 grams of fiber

 

Raw Peanuts

8.5 grams of fiber 

Raw Walnuts

5.2 grams of fiber

 

Raw Cashews

4.6 grams of fiber

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Fruits + Veggies

Broccoli

2.6 grams of fiber

Collard greens

4 grams of fiber

Artichokes

5 grams of fiber

Brussels Sprouts

3.8 grams of fiber

Avocado

6.7 grams of fiber

Mangos

2.1 grams of fiber

Raspberries

6.4 grams of fiber

Blackberries

5 grams of fiber

Pears

5 grams of fiber

BONUS 1:

In the list above, what food has the MOST fiber,  and what food has the LEAST fiber? 

BONUS 2:

Above the nuts and seeds section, there's a photo of a flowering plant.

Do you know what that plant is?  Hint: it's awesome with oatmeal.

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