"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > General Cooking Information > Health, Nutrition and Special Diets
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2006, 09:26 AM   #11
Head Chef
 
Toots's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Austin TX
Posts: 1,580
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckytom
is the fact that "toots" is asking about fiber funny to anyone else? (sorry toots, couldn't help it.)
...
I KNEW someone would make that connection!

I'm just trying to eat more grains, fresh veggies and fruits with high fiber. I've been using alot of the recipes in Eating Well and they always note if the recipe is a high fiber recipe, or low calorie, etc
__________________

__________________
Toots is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 09:40 AM   #12
Master Chef
 
Constance's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Southern Illiniois
Posts: 8,175
Toots, the doc put me on Lopid for high trigycerides. It's generic name is Gemifibrizol. Guess what that means!
Just call me "Toots".
__________________

__________________
We get by with a little help from our friends
Constance is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 09:54 AM   #13
Executive Chef
 
Half Baked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2,927
Here's a high fiber bar and I have no idea where the recipe came from. I've had it for 10 yrs.:

Energy bars

1 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c soy flour
1 c rolled oats
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 t baking soda
1 c applesauce
1 egg
1t vanilla
3 T flaxseed, crushed
1-2 c craisins

Mix every thing together, then add flaxseed and craisins.

13x9 pan sprayed with PAM
350 degrees for 20-25 minutes
Cool before cutting.
__________________
Jan
Please spay and neuter your pets. The Animal Rescue Site
Half Baked is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 10:38 AM   #14
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: USA,NewJersey
Posts: 403
Nuts have a ton of fiber, contain healthy oils and are delicious. Pecans and walnuts are great in this regard.
__________________
scott123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2006, 11:39 PM   #15
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: N. Bellmore
Posts: 106
It is true that the best way to increase fiber intake is to eliminate processed food and switch to cooking with whole grain, beans, legumes, fresh fruit and consuming some of the fruits and vegetables in their raw state. You can also add flax seed meal into cooked food and that will help. Learning to cook and eat lower down on the food chain will not only add fiber to your diet but increase your nutritional intake. I have recipes, but you can easily find some in vegetarian magazine. I cant remember the exact name, but you can find it easily in the Mag Stacks.
__________________
DinaFine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2006, 10:01 PM   #16
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beijing
Posts: 167
Hi Toots

Getting hi-fibre recipes is not easy. It is a problem I have suffered for some years because of dietary requirements after a cancer operation.

I have several hi-fibre soup recipes I can give you, but here is a pleasant dish that is high in fibre:

TUNA BEAN BAKE
Serves 4
Total cooking and preparation time 40 minutes

440 g canned tuna in spring water
225 g Baked Beans - Salt Reduced, drained
2 cups cooked noodles
4 spring onions, chopped
1 stick celery, chopped
1/2 cup chopped parsley
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 - 2 tablespoons milk


Mix milk with mayonnaise. Combine all other ingredients and add to milk mixture.
Place in a lightly greased casserole dish and heat through for 30 minutes in a moderate oven at 200°C.(400°F)
Serve with a tossed salad and slices of French stick bread.
__________________
advoca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-29-2006, 10:29 PM   #17
Sous Chef
 
FryBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Hermosa Beach, California
Posts: 586
Send a message via Yahoo to FryBoy
Cowboy Cassoulet

Is this rough enough for you? It's from the L.A. Times, with a few modifications by yours truly, and it's pretty good.

COWBOY CASSOULET

Preparation time: ½ hour
Cooking time: 4 hours
Servings: 6 to 8

3 pounds lamb shoulder blade chops
Salt
8 large cloves garlic, peeled
2 pounds fennel (3 small or 2 medium)
3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling
1 carrot, peeled and diced
1 onion, diced
1 cup white wine
1 cup crushed tomatoes
1 pound Great Northern white beans or navy beans
Freshly ground black pepper
Small loaf French bread (enough for 1¾ cups crumbs)
8 fresh sage leaves

1. Remove small bones and excess fat from meat; cut into serving pieces; lightly salt meat.

2. Remove tops from fennel and trim bottoms; cut lengthwise (top to bottom) into quarters.

3. Heat oil in a large heavy pot over medium-high heat; add half the meat and brown well; remove to bowl; repeat with remaining meat.

4. Reduce heat to medium-low, add carrot and cook without stirring until lightly browned on one side, 2 to 5 minutes; stir and cook 3 to 5 minutes more.

5. Add onion and cook until soft, 3 to 5 minutes.

6. Add wine, bring to boil, and cook until it is reduced to a thick syrup, 7 to 10 minutes.

7. Add crushed tomatoes and cook 3 to 5 minutes.

8. Add 5 cups water, beans, fennel, and garlic; stir gently; add lamb and press gently into liquid. (Note: Dried beans vary; more water may be needed during cooking.)

9. Cover pot with tight-fitting lid; place in preheated 325 degree oven.

10. After 1 hour, add ½ tablespoon salt and a generous grinding of black pepper; stir gentlyto avoid breaking up the fennel or crushing the garlic.

11. Check after 1½ hours (2½ hours total); if needed, add up to 1 cup water and stir gently.

12. After 1 hour (3½ hours total), remove from oven; increase heat to 400 degrees.

13. Remove crust from bread, cut into cubes, and place in food processor with sage; process to form crumbs; spread mixture evenly over top of cassoulet; lightly drizzle with olive oil.

14. Return uncovered pot to 400 degree oven to brown crumbs, about 20 minutes.

15. Serve immediately.

Each of 8 servings: 569 calories; 37 grams protein; 50 grams carbohydrates; 12 grams fiber; 23 grams fat; 8 grams saturated fat; 84 mg. cholesterol; 197 mg. sodium.
__________________
FryBoy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2006, 11:40 AM   #18
Head Chef
 
Caine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: CHINATOWN
Posts: 2,314
Send a message via MSN to Caine
LOW CARB/LOW FAT/HIGH FIBER MEAT LOAF
1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 cup oatmeal
½ onion, diced
½ bell pepper, diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
2 garlic cloves, pressed
2 eggs
1 Tbs oregano
½ cup tomato sauce
2 Tbs olive oil

Sauté onion, bell pepper, and celery in 1 Tbs olive oil until soft. Add garlic and continue to sauté until onions are transparent. Add tomato sauce and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or more. Whisk eggs in a large bowl. Add ground beef, ground turkey breast, and oregano to bowl, mix thoroughly, then add sauce with onions, garlic, peppers and celery to bowl and combine. Pat tightly into Pyrex loaf pan with a paper towel in bottom. Bake in 375F oven for 1 hour. Makes 8 servings.


Add baked whole sweet potatoes with a little bit of salt and melted butter, and broccolli, cauliflower, and carrot vegetable medley, and you'll have fiber coming out of your ears.

Well, not acutally your ears...
__________________
Caine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2006, 01:32 AM   #19
Senior Cook
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Beijing
Posts: 167
Caine:

That sound delicious. I shall try it!

But, folks, do please have sympathy with those that have to have a high fiber diet. It's not easy, and when you have plastic tubes inside you (like me), lots of fiber is essential.

I stick to wholemeal bread, lots of fruit, especialy apples and apricots, plenty of carrots, and prunes, plus the occasional dollop of baked beans, (which I hate unless I sharpen them up with Worcestershire Sauce. Beans, beans, the wonderful fruit..... but oh so dull to eat.)

Recipes like Caine suplied are a godsend.
__________________
advoca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2006, 02:22 PM   #20
Master Chef
 
SierraCook's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Sierra Valley, Northern California, USA
Posts: 5,580
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Half Baked
Here's a high fiber bar and I have no idea where the recipe came from. I've had it for 10 yrs.:

Energy bars

1 c whole wheat flour
1/4 c soy flour
1 c rolled oats
1/2 c brown sugar, packed
1/2 t baking soda
1 c applesauce
1 egg
1t vanilla
3 T flaxseed, crushed
1-2 c craisins

Mix every thing together, then add flaxseed and craisins.

13x9 pan sprayed with PAM
350 degrees for 20-25 minutes
Cool before cutting.
I would love to make these. I think they would be great made with golden raisins.
__________________

__________________
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt
26th president of US (1858 - 1919)
SierraCook is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.