Elisa Rossi - My top FibreFit recipes as a food developer

Posted by on 9th March 2020

Recipe developer and food photographer, Elisa Rossi, let's us in on her top 3 FibreFit recipes

We are all busier than ever so I can totally understand that worrying about whether you are getting enough fibre or not might not be at the top of your priority list. But trust me, hitting your daily recommended 30g of fibre is easier than you think!

But why is fibre so important? In a nutshell, fibre is important for your gut health. The NHS has said that there is strong evidence that eating plenty of fibre is associated with a lower risk of heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and bowel cancer. It just blows my mind!

I personally saw an improvement in my overall health when I started to increase my fibre intake - I used to suffer from occasional constipation, bloating and feeling sluggish and lethargic. All of that is a distant memory now that I have looked at my diet and swapped some of my everyday foods to those with a higher fibre content.

Increasing our fibre consumption doesn’t have to boring and can be super delicious too! That’s why I love Ryvita Crispbreads so much, because they are versatile, and are high in fibre (1.8g on average per each slice).

Now, on to my 3 favourite high fibre recipes. Either for a speedy breakfast or lunch, snack and a sweet treat!


Ryvita Multigrain with Coconut Yoghurt, Peanut Butter, Fruit & Hemp Seeds makes for a super simple quick breakfast


Coconut yoghurt Ryvita breakfast


This is my favourite breakfast when I am short on time as it takes only a few minutes and it taste so delicious! To make it, simply layer some Ryvita Crispbreads with a dollop of coconut yogurt, a few slices of apple and banana (or whatever other fruit you like), drizzle with some peanut butter and a sprinkle of hemp seeds – voila!


Ryvita Simply Sesame with Hummus, Carrot, Rockets, Tomatoes & Sesame Seeds for a speedy lunch on days when time is short


Carrot and Hummus Ryvita


Lunch time can definitely be a rushed affair sometimes but that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on getting some goodness and precious fibre! To make it simply layer some Ryvita Sesame Crispbreads with a generous dollop of hummus, add some sliced avocado, a handful of rocket, some sliced cherry tomatoes and sprinkle some chopped walnuts on top!


Ryvita Zesty Coconut Bliss Balls for a sweet pick me up

 

Coconut bliss balls


These bliss balls only have 4 ingredients and they are a great way to satisfy those sweet cravings whilst having something nourishing and high in fibre! I love making a big batch to keep in the fridge, so I know I always have a healthier sweet treat on hand.


Ingredients:

Makes 10 balls

  • 4 Ryvita Pumpkin Seed & Oat crisp breads
  • 9 pitted medjol dates
  • 3 tbsp of shredded coconut + extra for rolling the balls
  • The zest of 1 lime 


Method:

  1. Place the Ryvita Crispbreads and shredded oats into a food processor and blitz until you have a fine crumble. 
  2. Add in the pitted dates and lime zest and blitz again until you have a sticky, gooey kind of consistency. 
  3. Roll the mixture into balls and roll them in the shredded coconut. 
  4. Store the bliss balls in an airtight container for a week.


Overall my top tips for getting plenty of fibre without having to think about it too much are:

Have some fruit and/or veggies with all of your meals

Sprinkle some chopped nuts or seeds on top of your porridge, salads, soups, pasta etc..

Add some legumes to your diet. It could be something super simple as a dollop of hummus with some Ryvita Crispbreads - two different ways to get fibre!

 

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NHS source: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/how-to-get-more-fibre-into-your-diet/


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