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A national wellness goal in MyPyramid, the new food pyramid, is to eat more whole grains. Consumers can easily add whole grains to their meals, often using favorite recipes they’ve always enjoyed.

Try some of the following:
  • Substitute half the white flour with whole-wheat flour in your regular recipes for cookies, muffins, quick breads, and pancakes. Or be bold and add up to 20% of another whole grain flour such as sorghum.
  • Add half a cup of cooked bulgur, wild rice. Or barley to bread stuffing.
  • Add half a cup of cooked wheat or rye berries, wild rice, brown rice, sorghum, or barley to your favorite canned or homemade soup.
  • Use whole corn meal for corn cakes, corn breads, and corn muffins.
  • Make risottos, pilafs, and other rice-like dishes with whole grains such as barley, brown rice, bulgur, millet quinoa, or sorghum.
  • Enjoy whole grain salads like tabbouleh.
  • Try whole grain breads. Kids especially like whole grain pita bread.
  • Buy whole grain pasta, or one of the blends that’s part whole-grain, part white.
  • Look for cereals made with grains like kamut, kasha (buckwheat), or grano.
—Whole Grains Council 2005

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