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Simple Ways to Enjoy Whole Grains

Chock full of key nutrients and loaded in fiber, whole grains are delicious and priced right for your wallet and your pantry.

Chock full of key nutrients and loaded in fiber, whole grains are delicious and priced right for your wallet and your pantry. Go beyond brown rice by exploring rye, millet, oats, quinoa, spelt, wheat berries and more.

You’ll find a wide variety of whole grains in our stores — experimentation is heartily encouraged! Cooking with whole grains is an essential piece of eating a diet based in whole foods.

Luckily, they're also quite simple to incorporate into your menu. Here are some easy ways to enjoy whole grains:

  • Try barley, quinoa or spelt berries in your favorite soup, replacing rice or noodles.

  • Cook quinoa, rye berries, cracked wheat, bulgur or barley, cool and toss with chopped veggies or fruit and a vibrant vinaigrette for a salad.

  • Have a hearty hot breakfast of amaranth, quinoa, grits or oats cooked with dried fruit and topped with nuts and your choice of almond milk, coconut milk or yogurt.

  • Try kasha, cracked wheat or oat groats in a casserole or hearty stuffing for vegetables (such as stuffed cabbage and stuffed peppers).

  • Enjoy a sweet treat with a millet, quinoa or brown-rice pudding.

  • Firmer grains such as rye berries, barley, wheat berries and quinoa can be used just like brown rice as a base for flavorful curries and stir-fries.

  • Bake oats, amaranth, teff or rye flakes into breads or muffins.

  • Bonus tip: Whole grains supply key nutrients for good health and contain all the components naturally present in the grain seed kernel: the endosperm, the germ and the bran.

Hungry yet? We've picked a few of our favorite recipes that feature whole grains to get you from sunup to sundown. Enjoy!

What do you make with whole grains? We'd love to know.

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