Make Half of Your Grains WHOLE
Whole grains contain the entire grain kernel: the bran, germ, and endosperm.
Some Examples of Whole Grains:
bulgur (cracked wheat)
whole-wheat sandwich buns and rolls
shredded wheat cereal
Whole grain tips –
- Choose a whole grain, such as oatmeal, when you have hot cereal.
- Read the label on a cereal box to find the word “whole” listed with the first ingredient.
- For a change, try brown rice or whole-wheat pasta.
- When baking, substitute wholewheat or oat flour for up to half of the flour in a recipe.
- Eat whole-grain crackers.
- Once a week or more, try a low fat meatless meal or main dish that features whole grains (such as red beans and brown rice).