Adding Whole Grains to Your Diet

May 22, 2010 in General Nutrition by Webmaster

Introduce whole grain breads by starting with breads that have whole wheat, even if they are not 100 percent whole wheat. (Note: It is really easy to accomplish this goal because so many food processors use ingredients listed as: wheat flour, enriched flour, multigrain flour, unbleached flour and so on; which are all names for processed, bran and germ-removed flours.)

Gradually change to 100 percent whole wheat; one way to accomplish that is to have one slice of partially whole wheat or white enriched flour bread and one slice of 100 percent whole wheat bread.

  • If you have a bread maker, try making whole wheat bread.
  • Try whole grain specialty bread products, like pita and tortillas.
  • Add cooked brown rice, wild rice, mahogany rice, barley, bulgur, quinoa, sorghum, or millet to your soups.
  • Use whole grain pasta.
  • Use at least some whole wheat flour in recipes for muffins, cookies, quick breads and pancakes.
  • Make corn cakes, corn bread, and corn muffins with whole cornmeal, not degermed cornmeal.
  • Enjoy popcorn as a snack or dessert.

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In addition, our extraordinary Dr. Grandma’s Pancake and Waffle Mix is so often requested by children that it is one of the easiest ways to increase your intake of whole grains and enjoy the experience at the same time.