10 Best High-Fiber Packaged Foods You Need in Your Pantry
Most of us don’t get enough of this vital nutrient, but these healthy products will make it much easier to meet the daily recommendation.
A whopping 95 percent of Americans don’t consume enough fiber, which can cause serious health consequences down the road. Fiber is essential for regulating the digestive system, boosting gut health, preventing chronic disease, and even helping us lose weight.
While eating more fruits and veggies is always a great way to get more fiber in each day, we’ve found some tasty packaged foods you can keep with you to increase your intake and ward off cravings. All of these snacks pack in at least 20 percent of your daily fiber needs per serving to meet the FDA’s definition of a high-fiber food product.
Health Warrior Dark Chocolate Cherry Chia Bars
These 100-calorie nutrition bars are the perfect way to take the edge off without consuming too many calories at snacktime. Not only do these Health Warrior chia bars average five grams—20 percent—of your daily fiber needs, but they are also an excellent source of omega-3 fats. Plus, they come in a dozen flavors for whatever you’re craving!
Shop Now: Health Warrior Dark Chocolate Cherry Chia Bars (15-count), $15.99
Biena Sea Salt Chickpea Snacks
Swapping out potato chips for these crunchy chickpeas saves you saturated fat, sodium, and calories while boosting your fiber intake. These snack bags come in four flavors—sea salt, ranch, barbecue, and cinnamon crunch. They also make for a great source of plant protein, which will help you stay full until your next meal.
Shop Now: Biena Chickpea Snacks in Sea Salt, $3.97
KIND Vanilla Blueberry Clusters With Flax Seeds
Is it just us or is it difficult to find a healthy packaged granola these days? KIND’s Healthy Grains line of tasty granola clusters pack almost 30 percent of your daily fiber needs in a half-cup serving, along with 5g protein and 10 percent of your daily iron needs. It’s also relatively low in sugar compared to many others on grocery store shelves.
Shop Now: KIND Vanilla Blueberry Clusters With Flax Seeds, $13.32 for three bags
Bob’s Red Mill Organic High-Fiber Waffle & Pancake Mix
Thanks to one of our favorite healthy grain brands, you can enjoy guilt-free flapjacks, waffles, and other baked goodies with this easy mix. This high-fiber version packs 7g fiber per serving along with 7g protein, 10 percent of your daily calcium needs, and 15 percent of your iron DV. While you may not exactly be able to keep a fresh stack of pancakes at your desk, we are inspired by the tasty muffin recipe on the back of the mix for a more portable high-fiber breakfast.
Shop Now: Bob’s Red Mill Organic High-Fiber Waffle & Pancake Mix (4-Pack), $27.47
Interested in finding more healthy snacks?
Eden Organic Pumpkin Seeds
Seeds are a major source of a variety of essential nutrients—from fiber to fat to magnesium—and definitely deserve a spot in your snacking lineup. Try these dry-roasted pumpkin seeds from Eden Organic, which provides 20 percent of your daily fiber needs in a quarter-cup serving and also packs 10g protein, 50 percent of your daily magnesium needs, and serves as a source of good-for-you fats. You can also find them in a spicy flavor.
Shop Now:Eden Organic Dry-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, $5.21
Barbara’s Cinnamon Puffins
Yes, a high-fiber cereal that doesn’t taste like gravel actually exists! This healthy cereal looks and tastes more like a childhood favorite than a sad, adult cereal bowl. Just a two-thirds cup of this cereal packs 6g fiber, and you’ll likely end up eating even more—which is totally OK considering it only packs 6g sugar. Puffins also make a great addition to a heart-healthy trail mix, or as a snack on its own.
Shop Now: Barbara’s Cinnamon Puffins, $5.99
Purely Elizabeth Vibrant Oats Cups
The gluten-free grain company’s latest line of single-serve oatmeal is perfect for busy mornings or even a quick desk lunch. From blueberry lemon to raspberry pitaya, we are drooling over all of these flavors, which pack 6g fiber per serving. They’re also a good source of iron and protein.
Shop Now: Purely Elizabeth Original Superfood Oats (12-Count), $34.98
Grab the Gold Bars
These delicious bars are one of our staffer’s favorite post-workout snack and after-dinner treat. Offered in chocolate peanut butter and peanut butter & jelly flavors, these bars taste more like a no-bake cookie than a high-fiber food. They’re packed with 7g fiber and 11g protein and serve as a great source of several essential vitamins and minerals. Try these once, and you’ll never go back!
Shop Now: Grab the Gold Bars in Chocolate Peanut Butter (12-Count), $23.75
Seapoint Farms Spicy Wasabi Dry-Roasted Edamame
Edamame is an incredibly nutrient-rich plant protein, and these pre-portioned roasted edamame snacks are the perfect way to boost your intake. This spicy wasabi variety touts 7g fiber and 13g protein for the perfect way to stay satiated between meals. And if you aren’t a wasabi fan, their sea salt flavor is just as nutritious without the heat.
Shop Now: Seapoint Farms Dry Roasted Edamame in Spicy Wasabi (12-Count), $14.97
Raw Rev Glo Bars
These delicious little nutrition bars are sweeping Instagram for their flavor and impressive nutrition labels. Raw Rev Glo bars pack anywhere from 10-14g fiber per serving—and while some of that is added, most of it comes from naturally fibrous ingredients like hemp, brown rice, and chia seeds. They are also an excellent source of several essential nutrients like iron, protein, magnesium, and phosphorus. One of our staff loves the brownie batter flavor, but they all sound delicious!