Whole Grains Sampling Day

Whole Grains Sampling Day 2014

Did you know today is Whole Grains Sampling Day? I have to admit that I didn’t know such a day a existed until I was contacted by the Whole Grains Council and Oldways and asked to participate! Of course, I agreed. I am always looking for ways to slip new grains into my granola, breads, cookies, etc. The more I can add, the better. Not only do they add great flavor and texture, but they are also packed with health benefits.

Some health benefits include (source: www.wholegrainscouncil.org):

-stroke risk reduced 30-36%
-type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%
-heart disease risk reduced 25-28%
-better weight maintenance
-reduced risk of asthma
-healthier carotid arteries

When they sent me a box of food to review, I was excited to start trying all of them! There were goodies ranging from cookies to crackers to rice to cereal and all kinds of good food!

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Some of our favorites included the Nabisco Brown Rice Triscuits, the Popsalot Gourmet Popcorn, Real McCoy’s Snax Rice Puffs, and Goose Valley Natural Products Wild Rice.

I haven’t been able to give this Among Friends baking mix a try yet, but it is going to happen soon!

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Think it’s too difficult to buy whole grain foods? Well, it can be as easy as going to the snack aisle at your local grocery store and picking up a box of Wheat Thins! Just making a simple life change of eating 2.5 servings of whole grain foods each day can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease by almost one-quarter. That’s not too difficult to do when you can enjoy whole grains in cereals, cookies, popcorn and chips!┬áMany of which you can find in just about any grocery store you shop at.

If you need some inspiration on the best ways to incorporate whole grains into your diet or tips on cooking different grains, be sure to check out The Whole Grains Council.

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Want to try all of the foods that I was sent? The Whole Grain Council and Oldways is giving away a box to one lucky reader! Enter through the widget below for a chance to win!

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Disclosure: I received a selection of whole grains to sample but was not compensated for this post. As always, all opinion are 100% my own.

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Comments

  1. gala says:

    I love whole wheat bread

  2. Katie says:

    Oatmeal, for sure!

  3. Abby says:

    Late july makes the best chips! I’m obsessed with the sweet potato ones, and love some Mary’s Gone Crackers.

  4. What a great giveaway and reminder to us all to get our whole grains in! Thanks for sharing, Jessica.

  5. Jeffrey says:

    I eat oats the most, everyday for breakfast. I also like to add quinoa and teff, making up a batch of each at the beginning of the week and adding it to my oats just before they are finished cooking.

  6. Krys Seeley says:

    Whole wheat bread ;}

  7. Natalie S says:

    I love barley!

  8. RavieNomNoms says:

    Quinoa!

  9. Tricia j says:

    Whole wheat.

  10. Quinoa is my current favorite. :)

  11. Amy P. says:

    I love to start my day with oatmeal or steel cut oats!

  12. Ellen says:

    Oatmeal is by far my favorite way!

  13. latanya says:

    whole grain bread

  14. Margot C says:

    These days we love the quinoa

  15. Heather says:

    Whole grain bread

  16. Earl Handy says:

    I love anything whole grain and so do my chickens!

  17. Mercedes says:

    My new favorite whole grain is faro! It is my go-to side dish for dinner!

  18. Amber says:

    I love steel cut oats

  19. Martha in KS says:

    I like the versatility of quinoa – so many possibilities!

  20. Joanne says:

    Yay for whole grains! There are so many fun goodies in here!

  21. Julie says:

    I love my oatmeal, but love to try new grains, too.

  22. Erin says:

    The jam bars look so good!

  23. David says:

    My favorite products made with whole grains are cereals. Various brands advertise their cereals as whole grain, even the larger makers. I eat a bowl every morning.

  24. Great post and giveaway! I have to go with oats, I love them every which way :)

  25. Lately I am completely hooked on farro! What a great date to celebrate.

  26. rachel says:

    I like quinoa and barley!

  27. Christine says:

    If I have to pick one I guess it would be popcorn. But I eat quite a lot of quinoa and whole wheat.

  28. Karen D says:

    I probably use brown rice or whole wheat the most. Really like einkorn and quinoa also.

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