Diabetes Diet: Healthy Whole Grain Recipes
Hi, I'm Nicci, EatingWell's nutrition expert. And I'm Jessie, food editor here at EatingWell. We're in the EatingWell Test Kitchen today to show you some great quick whole grain options to help control blood sugar and prevent diabetes. Whole grains don't cause such a rapid spike in blood sugar as refined grains do. When you're pressed for time, two great quick options are bulgur and whole-wheat couscous. With whole-wheat couscous, all you do is add it to boiling water, cover it and let it steam five minutes. And then it's ready. Just fluff it up and then you can toss in some vegetables like squash, red peppers, scallions and fresh herbs. And bulgur is cracked wheat kernels. We really like serving vegetable stir-fries over bulgur instead of brown rice. For more great whole grain recipes, go to eatingwell.com, where good taste meets good health.