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Fiber Your Diet!

Whenever I turn on the TV I see a new commercial about eating more fiber.  It seems as though fiber is in everything now: cereal, yogurt, protein bars.  Fiber is a very important part of a balanced diet.  It can serve to help to keep you regular, and help you to manage your weight.  Eating foods filled with fiber helps you to feel full faster, and can even help diabetics manage their blood sugar!  But, lets face it sometimes eating fiber feels like you really are eating cardboard.  So, I have got a great solution for you- healthy and yummy fiber packed cookies!

You’re going to need:

1 box of Fudge Brownie Mix (I would use the ‘No Pudge’ mix- it’s fat free!)

2 cups of original Fiber One bran cereal

2 tablespoons of miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/3 cup of water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 egg

Now that you have all your ingredients together:

1. Heat the oven to 350 °F.  Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix ingredients with spoon.  Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart on cookie sheets.

2. Bake 10 to 12 minutes until set. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container. These cookies can be frozen for up to two months.

The cookies end up having about 2 grams of fiber per serving, which isn’t bad considering many physicians suggest between 20-25 grams daily.  Not only are these cookies a great and yummy way to squeeze some fiber into your diet but they are low-calorie too.  Only 70 calories per serving and 1 gram of fat!  So go ahead, indulge a little, and enjoy your fiber!

Adapted from: Fiber One Crunch Fudge Cookies

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