Does it make you crazy when your kids try and talk to you, WHILE they are going to the bathroom? Here is a conversation I had with Ketchup boy just the other day:
Ketchup boy (on the toilet): MOM!! He yells from the bathroom.
Me: What do you need?
Ketchup boy: It’s not coming out!
Me: Oh dear! Looks like you should be eating more fiber.
Ketchup boy: What’s fiber?
Me: Fiber helps you to go to the bathroom more easily.
Ketchup boy: OK, can you bring me some of that then.
Me: laughing. You need to get off the toilet, come eat some apples or some oatmeal, and then LATER it will help you go to the bathroom.
Ketchup boy: I can’t get off the toilet, it’s Half-way out. Just bring me some fiber right now!
According to Dave Grotto (the Dietician from Quaker), kids need 14 grams of fiber per 1000 calories. Or an easier formula is their age plus 5. So ketchup boy needs 10 grams of fiber. Oatmeal has 4. And another cool thing I didn’t realize is that oats have BOTH soluble and insoluble fiber.
Here are some other great sources of fiber from another post:
- Red kidney beans, 1 cup 14 Grams~!!! Best ever!
- 1 cup whole wheat noodles, 6 grams
- Popcorn 2 cups, 2 grams
- brown rice, 1 cup 3.5 grams
- apple, pear, broccoli, 1 cup, 4-5 grams
- Whole wheat bread 2-4 grams average per slice.
I get on the plane this afternoon, and plan to post tonight after I meet up with Quaker and other bloggers for dinner. So stay tuned for all the up to the minute fun!