If you’ve been trying to lose weight but aren’t having any success, a great way of doing so is having high fibre meals. Vendors like Gymology can offer you food packages that can assist in losing weight, and here are a couple of meals you can cook at home to add fibre to your foods.
Mexican Bean Soup with Guacamole
One dish that is perfect for if you’re looking to add fibre to your diet is this warming, spiced soup. Mixing several tasty flavours, the soup is also filling and looks amazing too. Taking a mere 10 minutes to prepare and 20 minutes to cook, this dish can serve two people.
The ingredients for this sweet soup are:
- 2 tablespoons of rapeseed oil
- 1 large finely chopped onion
- 1 red pepper that is cut into chunks
- 2 chopped garlic cloves
- 2 teaspoons of mild chilli powder
- 1 teaspoon of ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
- 400g can of chopped tomatoes
- 400g can of black beans
- 1 teaspoon of vegetable bouillon powder
- 1 small avocado
- A handful of chopped coriander
- 1 juiced lime
- Half of a red chilli, finely chopped and deseeded
The method for this tasty dish is:
- Using a medium sized pan, heat the oil – but make sure you still have 1 tablespoon of oil for making the guacamole later on. Add the onion and pepper to the pan, frying and stirring regularly for around 10 minutes. After this, stir in the spices and garlic, adding the tomatoes and beans, (including their liquid) the bouillon powder and also half a can of water. Once all the ingredients are in the pan, cover them and simmer for around 15 minutes.
- Whilst doing the above step, de-stone and peel the avocado and place it into the bowl. With this, add the coriander, chilli, lime juice and the rest of the onion – mash all of these ingredients together well. Once you have poured the soup into two separate bowls, the dish is ready to be served alongside the guacamole.
Containing 20g of fibre, this meal has 391 calories, 15g of fat, 3g of saturates, 38g of carbs, 18g of sugars, 15g of protein, and 0.46g of salt.
Home-Baked Beans on Jacket Potatoes
If you want an easy, cosy night in whilst eating a low-fibre meal, then look no further. These jacket potatoes and beans are the perfect comfort food that comes with a health boost. This meal takes 10 minutes to prepare, 90 minutes to cook, and serves four people.
The ingredients for this amazing meal are:
- 4 baking potatoes
- 1 tablespoon of sunflower oil
- 1 diced carrot
- 1 diced celery stalk
- 400g can of drained haricot beans
- 2 chopped tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon of paprika
- 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoons of chopped chives
The method for this low-fibre, cosy meal is:
- Get your oven up to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Make sure to scrub the potatoes thoroughly and dry them well – follow this by pricking them with a fork. Bake them on the oven shelf for 90 minutes until they are soft.
- Once 30 minutes have passed, gently cook the celery and carrot for 10 minutes in a pan after heating the oil. Make sure to add the paprika, tomatoes, and beans and cook them all for around five minutes – the tomatoes should be pulpy and soft. Add the 100ml of water and the Worcestershire sauce. Follow this up by cooking the mixture for around five minutes and then cover the dish to keep warm.
- Spoon the beans into the potatoes after splitting them open. Dash some chives on the meal and serve.
Containing 8g of fibre, this meal also includes 237 calories, 4g of fat, 45g of carbs, 5g of sugars, 8g of protein and 0.19g of salt.