Whole Grains On A Budget

Dried Rice and BeansParents want their kids to eat healthy, but no one wants to hear “yuck” or “gross” when they put dinner on the table. So why whole grains and what are they?

The “whole grain” is the seed or kernel of a plant in its complete form. Grains have three parts, the endosperm which contains starch and protein, the bran – rich in fiber, minerals, and phytonutrients, and the germ – full of B vitamins, vitamin E and other antioxidants and minerals. “White” or refined grains like white flours and white rice are stripped of their most nutritious parts when they take away the bran and sometimes the germ too.

Getting kids to eat whole grains is not hard when you start with things that kids know and already like. Try these easy swaps before trying something totally new.

How can you get more whole grains into your diet? It’s easier than ever before even if you don’t cook. It’s all about choice – and there are so many new, deliciously healthy whole grain products out there. So start swapping out the white stuff and get a whole lot healthier with my recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack time and eating out!

Comments

  1. Great post, and great site! You are right on target about whole grains, and especially kids. With a childhood obesity epidemic in our Country, we need to get our kids off the processed breads! I’m a fan of whole grains, and love the info you are sharing.

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