|The secret to low-calorie recipes that don't leave you starving later? Fiber—a nutrient and powerful weight loss tool most women don't get enough of. While the recommended daily dose of fiber is 25 grams, the average woman racks up a mere 15. "Fiber takes longer to digest than refined carbs, so you'll be less likely to feel hungry again in a few hours," says Joanne Slavin, Ph.D., R.D., a professor of food science and nutrition at the University of Minnesota.
Not a fan of beans and whole grains? No problem! These easy to make recipes use other tasty fiber heavyweights, like Asian pears and grapefruit. Dig into one of these simple low calorie recipes—and get 25 percent of your daily fiber needs for less than 300 calories!
|Low Calorie Recipe: High Fiber Sweet Potato & Shrimp Chowder
This low calorie recipe is packed with protein and vitamins A and C.
|Low Calorie Recipe: High Fiber Pear-Glazed Ginger Chicken
One serving of this high fiber recipe has 10 percent of your daily iron needs.
|Low Calorie Recipe: High Fiber Grapefruit & Avocado Salad
This high fiber salad is also a rich source of heart-healthy fats.
|SLIDESHOW: Top High Fiber Foods for Weight Loss
Lose weight faster with these low calorie, high fiber foods. Eat them and feel more full on fewer calories.