Tuesday, March 31, 2015
My nutritionist told me that as I slowly re-carb, I should bring in healthy fiber. She suggested Fiber One cereal: "It's only 80 calories per serving! You can even eat it dry!"
So I searched it out in the grocery store today, and bought a box of the original recipe version. Each serving turns out to be only 60 calories and 57% of daily fiber. It doesn't come as flakes, but is shaped as pellets. The kid laughed and said it looked like pet food.
I poured a serving out into a bowl as an after-dinner snack. The husband had some with milk and said it tasted like cardboard. I think it's a reflection of how deprived of crunch and sweet I've been that I actually enjoyed the cereal. It was crispy and vaguely sweet, and a rare textural treat. Life is funny. Five months ago I'd tear through a bag of chips in minutes, and now I'm slowly savoring a bowl of dry high fiber pellets.