Whole Grains = Kitchen Heroes
Whole grains are a powerhouse food that offers nutrients like fiber, vitamin E, B vitamins, and healthy fats. Better yet, they keep you fuller and satisfied longer compared to more refined grains. Give the chef-approved recipes below a try for some delicious, nutrient-rich inspiration.
Thai Peanut Noodle Salad
Better than takeout? You decide! Toss cooked whole-grain or whole-wheat noodles with carrots, scallions, cucumber, red peppers, and a homemade peanut sauce of low-sodium soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, peanut butter, honey, and chilis. Top with chopped peanuts for extra crunch. It’s nutritious comfort food. What could be better?
Soft Pretzel Twists
You only need a few ingredients to make this classic snack from our partners at Rich’s. Using prepared whole-grain pizza or bread dough, roll pieces into long strips and get twisting! Hint: Our step-by-step recipe instructions show you how. Brush with an egg wash for extra shine, bake until golden brown, and munch to your heart’s content!
Barley & Vegetable Ragout
The key to this favorite: Toast your barley! Combined with a spiced-up stock and any vegetables your family loves (we recommend carrots, mushrooms, onion and celery), this hearty vegetarian recipe will have them running back for more.
Note: Since everyone’s health history and nutritional needs are so different, please make sure that you talk with your doctor and a registered dietitian to get advice about the diet and exercise plan that‘s right for you.