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16 High-Fiber Dinners That Are Actually Delicious AF

Meals that'll make you go again and again (and again).

Everyone knows that fiber is essential to good health.

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Though you should aim for 25–35 grams of fiber a day — most people probably don't get enough of it.

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And the best way to hit your daily recommended intake of fiber is to load up on whole foods like vegetables, fruits, beans, and seeds.

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Just like with any nutrient, it's best if you vary where you get fiber from (food-wise), and when you get it (meal-wise).

That said, to make sure you get enough of both insoluble and soluble fiber (which work together in the gut to help with digestion), most of your daily fiber should come from things without a nutrition label.

Below you'll find dinner ideas to get you started, but you can also check out even more high-fiber ideas — from breakfasts to snacks — here.

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Your bowels can thank us later.

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1. Beef and Lentil Stew

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Fiber per serving: Lentils have 15.6 grams of fiber per cup.

Supplying half your daily fiber needs per cup, lentils are a delicious way to help you get enough of the digestion-friendly nutrient. Recipe here.

2. Lentil Quinoa Meatballs

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Fiber per serving: Cooked quinoa has 5.2 g of fiber per cup; lentils have 15.6 grams of fiber per cup.

These meatballs sub dairy for creamy, mashed lentils. Recipe here.

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3. One-Pan Beef and Broccoli

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Fiber per serving: One medium stalk of cooked broccoli has 5.9 g of fiber.

To make sure this meal contains a generous dose of fiber, you could easily double up on the broccoli or serve it over something equally fiber-rich, like quinoa. Recipe here.

4. Yellow Lentil Curry

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Fiber per serving: Lentils have 15.6 g of fiber per cup.

This freezer-friendly recipe is perfect for the colder months. Recipe here.

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5. Chickpea Broccoli Buddha Bowl

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Fiber per serving: Lentils have 15.6 g of fiber per cup; Cooked chickpeas have 12.5 g of fiber per cup.

Once you make this peanut butter-based sauce, you'll want to inhale all the broccoli and chickpeas in sight. Recipe here.

6. One-Pan Sweet Potato and Egg Hash

Fiber per serving: One large sweet potato (baked, with the skin) has 5.9 g of fiber.

This bills itself as a breakfast hash, but with the fiber from the hearty sweet potatoes — plus extra protein from the eggs — there's no reason it can't double as dinner. Recipe here.

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7. Turmeric Chickpea Salad Sandwich

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Fiber per serving: Cooked chickpeas have 12.5 g of fiber per cup.

You can make a lot of delicious with just five minutes and a can of chickpeas. Recipe here.

8. Sweet Potato and Avocado Burger

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Fiber per serving: One large sweet potato (baked, with the skin) has 5.9 g of fiber; One whole avocado has 9.2 g of fiber.

Something sweet, something creamy, and plenty of fiber make this a burger you'll want to put into your dinner rotation. Recipe here.

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9. Sun-Dried Tomato Red Lentil Pasta

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Fiber per serving: Lentil pasta has 11g of fiber per 3 ounces.

If you've never tried it, lentil pasta is a grain-free pasta that tastes like the whole wheat variety. You can usually find it right alongside your traditional pasta boxes. It's packed with so much fiber that you'll find it pretty easy to load up on fiber in one serving. You have been warned 💨

10. Quinoa and Sweet Potato Chili

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Fiber per serving: One large sweet potato (baked, with the skin) has 5.9 g of fiber; Cooked quinoa has 5.2 g of fiber per cup.

You can also prep this in a Dutch oven by cutting the liquid in half and cooking it at 300ºF for two hours. Recipe here.

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11. One-Pan Garlic Roasted Salmon and Brussels Sprouts

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Fiber per serving: Cooked Brussels sprouts have 2 g of fiber per cup.

The trick to perfecting roasted Brussels sprouts is to coat them thoroughly with olive oil and roast them on high heat until they're charred (maybe even a little burnt!). Recipe here.

12. Vegan Lentil Sloppy Joe

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Fiber per serving: Lentils have 15.6 g of fiber per cup.

For those days when you're craving a school lunch dinner. Recipe here.

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13. Beet, Edamame, and Quinoa Salad

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Fiber per serving: Edamame has 6 g of fiber per cup; Cooked quinoa has 5.2 g of fiber per cup.

Between the edamame and quinoa, this is proof that meat isn't the only way to a delicious protein- (and fiber-) packed meal. Recipe here.

14. Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowl

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Fiber per serving: Cooked quinoa has 5.2 g of fiber per cup.

Spicy, slightly crunchy, and filled with umami goodness. Recipe here.

15. Spinach Pesto Quinoa Bowl

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Fiber per serving: Cooked quinoa has 5.2 g of fiber per cup.

Best part is, you probably already have all these ingredients in your pantry. Recipe here.

16. Chickpea and Lentil Noodle Soup

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Fiber per serving: Lentils have 15.6 g of fiber per cup; Cooked chickpeas have 12.5 g of fiber per cup.

This Iranian-inspired soup combines lentils, onions, chickpeas, and Greek yogurt for a smorgasbord of texture and savory flavor. Recipe here.

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