Posted by Susan | Posted in Healthy Eating, Intuitive Eating | Posted on 26-02-2011
Tags: whole grains
Most people don’t include enough whole grain foods in their diet – at least three servings per day are recommended for adults. Some examples of whole grain foods are wheat, corn, brown rice, oats, barley, quinoa, sorghum, rye, and spelt. Whole grains are delicious, versatile, and easy to prepare.
Here are a few tips for cooking with whole grains. Use a heavy pan for cooking as it will distribute heat more evenly. It may be a good idea to cook extra when cooking grains as the initial cooking time may be long. Cooked grains may be frozen in a freezer for up to four months or stored for up to three days in the refrigerator. When reheating in a microwave, unthaw if frozen, and add a few tablespoons of water . Leftovers may also be added to soups or salads for extra fiber.
Remember – whole grains can be an easy and healthy addition to all of your meals every day.