Healthy Whole-Grains Recipes and Cooking Tips

Whole grains provide a healthy boost of vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants and phytonutrients and are also rich in carbohydrates, the body’s main fuel supply—no wonder we need to eat more grains. In fact, the 2005 USDA Dietary Guidelines recommend that adults consume around six ounces of grains daily, and that we make half those grains whole. Brown rice just recently joined the ranks of healthful whole grains recognized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Start your day with whole-grain muffins or yogurt topped with granola; try hearty salads with wheat berries or quinoa; swap out white rice or potatoes for sides of brown rice at dinner tonight.

More good news: you’ll feel fuller longer, since whole grains and fiber take longer to digest. And research shows that filling up on high-fiber foods may help you to prevent weight gain—or even encourage weight loss. Try one of our barley recipes, quinoa recipes, brown rice recipes or bulgur recipes for your next meal!

Healthy Barley Recipes

Healthy Brown Rice Recipes

Healthy Bulgur Recipes

Healthy Farro, Kasha and Millet Recipes

Healthy Oats Recipes

Healthy Quinoa Recipes

Healthy Wheat Berries Recipes