Heather's Tummy Fiber Soluble Fiber Acacia Recipes for IBS
Cooking with Heather's Tummy Fiber Acacia is a very easy way to increase soluble fiber in your IBS diet, IBS recipes, and therefore in your gut. I've been adding Tummy Fiber to every IBS recipe I cook for years now, and have had only successful results.
Tummy Fiber is certified organic, 100% pure soluble fiber. It's tasteless, odorless, and colorless, and it will not thicken or gel liquids.
It's virtually undetectable in soups, breads, pastas, sauces, dips, desserts, and more. It's impervious to temperature changes, so it can be boiled or frozen without losing any effectiveness as a soluble fiber.
Tummy Fiber Recipe Guidelines For the IBS Diet and Cooking
It's easy to get extra soluble fiber in your favorite IBS recipes! Just follow the general guidelines below to add Tummy Fiber to your own recipes.
Or, try the delicious Tummy Fiber Recipes from Heather's kitchen.
Sauces, Soups, Dips, & Stew Recipes With Tummy Fiber:
Add 1 level teaspoon of Tummy Fiber for every serving the recipe makes.
This may be about 3-4 level tablespoons of Tummy Fiber for a large pot of soup or stew. Here's a foolproof method of incorporating Tummy Fiber into any soup or sauce recipe without lumps or bumps:
Add the Tummy Fiber to a small cup or bowl first, and then whisk in about 1/2 cup of room temperature liquid. Set the mixture aside for a few minutes, then re-whisk, and you'll have a perfectly smooth liquid you can add to your soup or sauce pot. Tummy Fiber does not change when it's heated or cooled, so you can safely bring it to a boil in soup or other liquids, or chill it and re-heat later, without any problems at all.
Breads & Baking With Tummy Fiber:
For every 2 cups of flour add 1 level teaspoon to 1 level tablespoon of Tummy Fiber.
Tummy Fiber is often used in smaller amounts for bread and cake recipes than in recipes for foods such as soups and custards. Tummy Fiber does have an effect on doughs, but the good news is that many of these effects are so desirable that commercial bakers use Tummy Fiber just for these benefits.
In baking, Tummy Fiber is a moisture stabilizer, a shelf-life extender, a mold inhibitor, and a dough conditioner. It can improve the texture and mouthfeel of products by holding a small additional amount of moisture in the products, and it can really improve products that go through a freeze/thaw or freeze/cook process. Tummy Fiber is low-viscosity and does not gel or swell, so it doesn't affect the flow of the batter or dough. Tummy Fiber is impervious to the heat of an oven, as it's a very stable molecule which is almost impossible to breakdown.
With all of these baking benefits, plus the fact that it's an organic, all-natural source of pure soluble dietary fiber, you can see why Tummy Fiber is often used by commercial bakers. You'll get all the same benefits when baking with Tummy Fiber at home, and you'll help make sure your recipes are IBS friendly as well.
The rule of thumb when using Tummy Fiber in baking recipes is to add a percentage that's based upon the amount of dry ingredients. You can add anywhere from 0.5% to 2% Tummy Fiber relative to the dry ingredients. In practical terms, this means that for a bread or cake recipe with 2 cups of flour you can add 1 level teaspoon to 1 level tablespoon of Tummy Fiber. If you add too much Tummy Fiber when baking your recipe can turn out gummy, so measure carefully (always a good idea when baking, regardless).
I've had great luck adding one tablespoon of Tummy Fiber to the dry ingredients for bread and cake recipes that make one 9 x 5" loaf. This is an effortless way to add more soluble fiber to all your baked goods recipes. It helps increase the moistness and richness of quick bread recipes such as banana, zucchini, or pumpkin, and it works wonders for making brownie recipes extra-fudgey.
Dessert Recipes With Tummy Fiber:
Use about 1 level teaspoon of Tummy Fiber for every serving the recipe makes.
Simply whisk the Tummy Fiber into the dry ingredients of any dessert recipe, and continue from there. That's all there is to it. You can add Tummy Fiber to any pudding, custard, tart, brownie, bar cookie, or pie filling. (I'm not sure extra soluble fiber qualifies a dessert as healthy, but it sure won't hurt!)
General Cooking With Tummy Fiber:
Use about 1 level teaspoon of Tummy Fiber for every serving of prepared food.
If you don't want to bother with measuring Tummy Fiber and cooking from recipes, that's no problem. Just sprinkle Tummy Fiber into any moist prepared food and it will disappear. This works beautifully for everything from tuna fish sandwiches to pasta dishes, from hot cereals to casseroles. There's no easier way to get the extra soluble fiber you need to keep your IBS stable.