Whole Grain Additions to Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Whole Grain Additions to Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

You may not know it when you’re staring down a box of sugary cereal, but childhood favorites like Lucky Charms now comes as a 100% whole grain food.  There are also many cookies that are also labeled whole grain foods, including an all-time favorite – Chips Ahoy!  Since most Americans only eat one serving of whole grains per day, this is a great way to get to the minimum recommended three servings per day each of us should consume.

For breakfast foods, you can make your favorite pancakes in a whole grain variety now using Aunt Jemima Whole Wheat Pancake and Waffle Mix.  Or, you can skip the drive through at a fast food restaurant and make an egg McMuffin of your own using low-fat cheese, one egg, and low-fat turkey bacon on a whole grain English muffin.

Instead of making your lunch with white bread, you can sneak whole grains into your meal by replacing it with better-tasting whole grain options like Wonder Stoneground 100% Whole Wheat bread or Sahara-Thomas whole wheat pita breads.

Snacking throughout the day doesn’t have to mean munching down on bags of high calorie Cheetos and Doritos chips anymore.  You can use Wasa and Triscuit crackers or pack a few 100% Whole Grain Fig Newtons to get you through the day.

When dinnertime arrives, try steering clear of processed white grains and opt for whole grains instead, like whole wheat pasta and brown or wild rice blends.  The next time you’re wondering your grocery aisles, be sure to compare like products to see if there’s a whole grain option you can use.  Not only will it fill you up and stave off hunger, but it lowers your risk of cancer and heart disease, too!

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