How can you get more whole grains into your diet? We've got your whole day covered with these easy ideas.
-Better Homes and Gardens is pleased to partner with General Mills to bring you the Good and Healthy Video series. Low fat or no fat? Whole grain? Low carb? High protein? With so much nutrition information out there, how do you make the right choices? Let Better Homes and Gardens help with some good and healthy advice. Whole grains are essential to a healthy diet. They have more fiber and more important nutrients than most refined grains. So here's a few easy ways to include whole grains throughout your whole day. Cereals are a great start to the day, so try some whole wheat flakes or a bowl of oatmeal. Use whole wheat instead of white bread for your toast, or try a whole grain bagel. At lunch, use whole wheat bread for your sandwiches, or try a wrap using a whole wheat tortilla. And how about when it comes to snacking? Skip the chips and reach for some popcorn. That's right. Popcorn is actually a whole grain. Air-pop it and add some of your favorite herbal seasonings for a healthy snack. And at dinner time, use whole grain bread crumbs or even brown rice to add some body to ground meat. Or, substitute rolled oats or crushed bran cereal for died bread crumbs in your recipes. Top off the day with a tasty dessert like this easy berry streusel. Mix your favorite berries in a small dish and then top them with lightly-crushed sweetened whole grain cereal and a dallop of light yogurt----a little sweet, a little crunch, and a whole lot of whole grain. All of these ideas are fast and easy, and will help you get more whole grains into your diet.