Challenge: Lose the Baby Weight. WEEK 3: Cooking with whole grains
The easiest way to incorporate whole grains into your diet is with a breakfast cereal. Hot oatmeal, or mixed whole grain cereals such as those available from Bob’s Red Mill are easy to make and very tasty. I also enjoy a quinoa recipe with chunk pineapple that is very easy and filling in the mornings.
For lunches and dinners, I like mixing things up with bulgar wheat, quinoa, brown rice, and whole grain pastas.
You can add whole grains to a dish–remember my oatmeal filled meatloaf? You can also use a mixture of whole wheat flour and wheat germ for a crusty breading for chicken tenders. I like sprinkling flax seed meal over soups, pastas, yogurt, pudding, and breakfast cereals for a nutrition boost.
Here are some links for recipes to get you started:
Or go to this link for more ideas for whole grain salads. Enjoy!