Fiber in the winter diet?
I am curious as to how you keep enough healthy fiber in your diet during the cold months when the garden is not producing.
In warm weather, I eat a lot of salads, using lettuce, spinach, and mustard. I also put quantities of these green leafy plants on my sandwiches. Green onions or scallions are also a common addition.
But in winter, I am eating the food that I canned, froze, or otherwise put by. And I don't think any of the foods that I preserve (tomatoes, pickles, peas, green beans) is a great source of fiber, though there is certainly some there, especially in the green beans.
I'm growing more dry or shelly beans this year, which may help.
I occasionally buy lettuce from the grocery store in winter, but I'm never that enthused about it. And it goes bad quickly in the refrigerator, unless garden lettuce, which holds in the garden until I eat it.
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