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8 Surprisingly High-Fiber Snacks!

8 Surprisingly High-Fiber Snacks!

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Mamma Chia and ENLIGHTENED worked together to find 8 Surprisingly High-Fiber Snacks to help you keep your day fiber-filled.

What is fiber?

Although fiber might have a bad reputation (💩), a fiber deficiency can actually cause sluggishness, constipation, and even increase your risk of colon cancer. A commonly overlooked, but extremely important, element of a balanced diet, fiber reduces your risk of heart disease, lowers cholesterol and blood pressure, and can even aid weight loss. Fiber is commonly found in many fruits, vegetables, and high-fiber snacks. It helps to keep your digestive system running properly by breaking down and moving nutrients through your body, though it itself is not broken down or absorbed.

Know your fiber.

Fiber comes in two forms: soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber (peas, beans, and oats) dissolves with water and lowers blood cholesterol and glucose levels. Insoluble fiber (whole wheat flour, nuts, and wheat bran) absorbs the water in your digestive tract, helping to move food through quickly.

How much fiber do you need?

Women need about 25 grams per day while men need closer to 38 grams. Many people choose to supplement their intake with high-fiber snacks that can be added between meals. Luckily there are many high-fiber snacks to choose from, including a few of which you might never have guessed. It’s common knowledge that prunes have a lot of fiber, but did you know that raspberries are also fiber-filled?

We’ve pulled together 8 surprising high-fiber snacks so that you can keep your body healthy and your snacks yummy!

Raspberries

Who knew raspberries were so high in fiber! 1 cup has a whopping 8 grams. Raspberries are delicious straight off the bush, but if you want something even sweeter, try these homemade raspberry popsicles.

ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream

That’s right, ice cream can actually be a high-fiber snack! Each serving of ENLIGHTENED Ice Cream has 5 grams of fiber, meaning if you eat the whole pint (and sometimes we do…) you can get 20 grams of fiber from your favorite frosty treat.

Split peas

Split peas pack a ton of fiber with 16 grams per cup. They’re also great for pairing with other ingredients for a high-fiber snack, like this yellow split pea spread! (BTW a split pea is just a regular pea that’s been dried)

Artichokes

Artichokes are a super versatile vegetable, great in dips, salads, and roasted in the oven! Each artichoke has about 9 grams of fiber. Add this delicious artichoke and mushroom salad to your dinner to round out your fiber needs for the day.  

Curious about the other 4 high-fiber snacks? Finish reading this post on ENLIGHTENED’s blog, and head over to our Instagram to find out how you can win a prize package from Mamma Chia and ENLIGHTENED! 🎉

DIY Melted Crayon Pumpkins

DIY Melted Crayon Pumpkins

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Halloween is almost upon us! The spookiest time of the year calls for equally spook-tacular craft ideas and Mamma Chia has a neat crafting trick that is quite the treat!

In the magical spirit of our annual Trick-or-Chia Pumpkin Carving Contest, we invite you to try this super fun, easy and delightful DIY pumpkin project with a colorful twist! 

What You’ll Need:

  • A pumpkin
  • White Paint
  • Assortment of colorful crayons
  • Super glue
  • Blow Dryer

Before You Begin: Make sure to protect your crafting area with newspaper or equivalent to prevent unwanted splatters!

Step 1: Paint your entire pumpkin (stem optional ) with a coat of white paint and let dry. While the paint is drying, remove all the wrappers from your crayons.

Step 2: At the top of your pumpkin, begin gluing the crayons one by one around the stem with the bottoms touching the stem and tips pointed outward. Because the surface is rounded, the crayons will be difficult to keep in place without some glue. Our recommendation is to alternate colors to create a rainbow effect, but feel free to get creative! Once your crayons completely circle the stem, let dry.

Step 3: Once the crayons are solidly glued in place, use your blow dryer with heat setting on high aimed over the crayons to cause them to gradually melt. Depending on how high your setting goes, the crayon wax can tend to splatter, so make sure to be careful!

Step 4: Ta-da! Your pumpkin will be dripping with wonderful color and ready to be shared with the world!

We hope you give it a try! Be sure to tag us in your photos, so we can enjoy your magical pumpkin creations!

Also, Don’t forget to enter into our Trick-Or-Chia Pumpkin Carving Contest! Every delightful soul who participates will receive a week’s worth of Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze & a Mamma Chia T-Shirt! It’s such a WIN-WIN, it’s scary!

Grand Prize 👉ONE MONTH supply of Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeeze, a week’s worth of Mamma Chia Beverages, a variety pack of Mamma Chia Granola Clusters & a Mamma Chia T-Shirt. 👌🏻

Runner Up 👉TWO WEEKS supply of Mamma Chia Organic Chia Squeezes, VIP Mamma Chia Beverage Vouchers & a Mamma Chia T-Shirt. 👌🏻

To Enter:
1. Carve your best Mamma Chia themed pumpkin! 🎃 (get creative 😉).
2. Post a picture of your masterpiece on Instagram and tag it with #TrickOrChia
3. Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry! 👀

You have until October 31st to enter! US entries only! Winners will be announced on November 1st! Good luck and happy carving!💜🎃💜🎃💜🎃💜🎃💜🎃

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