Class 6: Fiber – Your Best Friend

Key Message:
Make at least half your grains whole grains and eat legumes daily.

Class Information covered:
Hooray for Beans!
Fiber helps control weight 

Activity:
Make Half of Your Grains Whole (scroll down to page 18 and check the Whole Grain Tips you already do)
Quick Fiber Check
Whole Grains Word Scramble 

Handouts:
10 tips make half your grains whole
10 tips make half your grains whole in Spanish
Choosing Whole Grain Foods
Why is it important to choose whole grains?
Weekly Meal Planner

Recipe:
Simmered Beans
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice
For more recipes visit www.eatfresh.org

Video: Dietary Fiber: The Most Important Nutrient?

Homework:
Make a whole grain dish this week.
Make a healthy dessert  or smoothie
Add 1-3 kale dishes this week and cook sweet potatoes. (Cooking sweet potatoes in a slow cooker overnight makes for an easy breakfast dish or use as a side dish or in a recipe).
Add oatmeal 2-3 times this week.
Make a vegetable soup this week and eat a bowl before dinner 3-5 times this week.
Add a green smoothie 3-5 this week.
Write out a weekly menu and shop for ingredients.

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