10 Ways to Eat More Grains

Here are some easy suggestions for making your diet healthier
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 17, 2008 12:07 PM CST
The 2005 Dietary Guidelines recommend that typically inactive people eat three or more servings of whole grains every day, but most Americans eat less than one.   (Shutterstock.com)
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(Newser) – Did you vow to eat healthier in 2008? Start by adding whole grains to your diet with these these 10 tips from the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

  1. When a recipe calls for white flour, use half white flour and half whole wheat.
  2. Add ½ cup of cooked bulgur, wild rice, or barley to bread stuffing.
  3. Add ½ cup of cooked wheat or rye berries, wild rice, brown rice, sorghum, or barley to soup.
  4. Use whole cornmeal for corncakes, corn breads, and corn muffins.
  5. Add ¾ cup of uncooked oats for every pound of meat in recipes for burgers or meatloaf.

  1. Stir oats into yogurt for a healthy snack.
  2. Buy cereals that include kamut, buckwheat, or spelt.
  3. Make risottos and pilafs with barley, brown rice, bulgur, millet, quinoa, or sorghum.
  4. Choose whole-grain salads such as tabbouleh.
  5.  Buy whole-grain pasta and breads.