What is Fiber and Why Should I Care?

Did you know fiber is actually a type of carbohydrate? But before you let that ‘C’ bomb make you cringe uncomfortably, you should know it doesn’t work the same way as other types of carbohydrates we eat. In this post, we’ll go through them and answer the question: What is fiber?

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2-for-1 Great Recipes: Veggie Brown Rice Pilaf ~and~ Stuffed Squash

Veggie Brown Rice Pilaf

Great as a side or as a main dish served with other yummy vegetables!

Serves 6-8

Ingredients:

2 Cups cooked: sprouted short grain brown rice OR a wild or ancient rice blend, kasha/buckwheat, brown rice couscous, quinoa, or millet.

1 onion diced

1/2-1 Cup diced carrot

1 Cup broccoli florets and stems diced and blanched

1 Cup English or frozen peas, par cooked and drained — Fava beans are great too!

1-2 small zucchinis diced

2-4 small garlic cloves minced

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http://www.currygirlskitchen.com We are passionate whole food crusaders who love seasonal fresh local food, farmers markets, cooking, sharing meals with family and friends, and just hanging out in our kitchen. Curry Girls Kitchen was created for people who will be inspired to prepare our healthy Uncomplicated easy to prepare yummy family recipes. We love to share our family’s experiences in the kitchen with you. We truly believe in our heart that food IS LOVE! What better way to say “I LOVE YOU” than to serve up a delicious meal made with love. The kitchen IS the heart of our homes and all of us Curry Girls wish to share a piece of our home with you! Visit our Website: CurryGirlsKitchen.com ~ Follow us on Instagram @CurryGirlsKitchen and Twitter @TheCurryGirls

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High fiber ceral in bowl with spoon and glass of orange juice
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