How To Increase Your Kiddo’s Fiber

Does the word “Fiber” make you think of the geriatric crowd? Bring bran muffins and prunes to mind???

Nearly all of us would benefit from a bit more fiber in our day regardless of our age.

Fiber bulks up stool and draws water into the intestines which makes pooping easier.

Fiber also helps regulate blood sugar levels and can help remove extra cholesterol from our bodies.

Can you find a couple of ways to incorporate a little more fiber into your family? Try oatmeal, fresh & dried fruit, veggies, whole grain breads, crackers & pasta, beans & chickpeas.

And be sure to drink plenty of water!

Snack: Protein Balls


  • Old-fashioned oats
  • Peanut butter or other nut butter (try almond or Nutella or Wow! butter)
  • Honey, maple syrup, or molasses
  • Dried fruit such as raisins, craisins, currants
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Dried coconut or cocoa powder
  • Mini chocolate chips


  • Start with 1 c. oats, ¼ c. peanut butter, and 2 tbsp honey and stir
  • Add your dried fruits, nuts, chocolate chips, etc and mix well
  • Roll mixture into 1 in. balls.  Roll in coconut or cocoa powder and store in a well-sealed container in the fridge

There are many, many variations of protein balls—this is a basic start!



How To Increase Your Kiddo’s Fiber

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