Easily get the daily 25 to 35 grams of fiber you need with these meals.

By Alisa Blackwood
May 30, 2008
Randy Mayor

Eating 25 to 35 grams of fiber daily is easy, if you start withbreakfast. "Studies show that individuals who eat fiber-rich cerealand fresh fruit will more likely meet their daily fiber needs,"says Eileen Vincent, MS, RD, a dietitian in the department ofpreventative medicine at Northwestern University's Feinberg Schoolof Medicine. Besides the fiber, you'll net a host of vitamins,minerals, and antioxidants to boost your health.

5 grams: 11⁄4 cups bite-sized whole wheat cerealbiscuits (such as bite-sized Shredded Wheat)
1 gram: 2 tablespoons raisins
4 grams: 1 medium banana

2 grams: 2 cups mixed greens salad
2 grams: 1⁄4 cup cooked artichoke hearts
2 grams: 3 tablespoons chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
1 gram: 1 tablespoon slivered almonds

4 grams: 1 medium pear

Dinner sides
5 grams: 1 cup steamed broccoli
5 grams: 1 (4-ounce) baked sweet potato (with skin)

TOTAL: 31 grams fiber