Eating Whole Grains

December 28, 2011

Hearty healthy whole grains are delicious when used the right recipe—here are 8 to try.

Whole Grains Recipes
Mark Boughton/styling: Teresa Blackburn

You probably already know that whole grains are good for you, but do you know why?

According to the Whole Grain Council, whole grains, or foods made from them, contain all the essential parts and naturally-occurring nutrients of the entire grain seed. If the grain has been processed (e.g., cracked, crushed, rolled, extruded, and/or cooked), the food product should deliver approximately the same rich balance of nutrients that are found in the original grain seed. Looking for ways to get more whole grains into your diet? Try these great recipes.


Harvest Wheat Berry Salad

Chewy wheat berries are studded with bits of fruit and laced with a slightly sweet dressing.

blueberry farro salad

Blueberry Farro Salad

Blueberries brighten this classic farro (wheat berry) salad.

Wheat Bran Coconut Granola

Easy baked granola is the perfect base for a take-along trail mix or morning cereal.


VitaClay Beef and Quinoa Meatballs

Sneak whole grains and veggies into crowd-pleasing meatballs with this easy VitaClay recipe that will stretch your food dollar, too.

Bran Muffins

Heart-Smart Refrigerator Bran Muffins

Get a jump-start on breakfast two ways, first with this make-ahead muffin, then with the nutritious energy of the delicious finished product.

Tabbouleh with Edamame

Tabbouleh with Edamame and Feta

Edamame adds a crisp, refreshing note to this intensely flavored Mediterranean salad.

Mexiquinoa Salad

Mexiquinoa Salad

Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) is an ancient grain that comes from the Andes in South America.


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