You've probably already read this... the FDA requirements to have a truthful label of "whole grain" are so weak that it's effectively meaningless.
I heard him once on a radio show and he noted that pasta was slightly different from other carbs in that the starches are so dense that they are released slowly and don't cause the kind of blood sugar spikes that things like potatoes and white bread do. Pasta sauce is another story.
I'm not a huge fan of vegetables either. However, what I've found is pretty manageable is to open a can of sliced carrots or corn, drain as best I can, cover and microwave on high for two minutes, drain again, ad a teaspoon or so of butter, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and mixed seasoning and it's pretty damn good. I don't really like carrots, but I love carrots done this way.
From the book, the daily recommendation is 14g fiber per 1000 calories, so about 25g. He notes that paleobiologists have analysed 3000-10000 year old stool samples and estimated they consumed about 100g fiber per day. That sounds about impossible to me with our current culture for food.