Whole Grains

Hosted by Muna Escobar
Group active since Thu, Aug 04, 2011

Whole Grains are such an important part of a healthy diet. Here is a place to share your whole grain recipes.

Heidi Hoerman
Apr 26, 2015

Frozen breakfast chickpea patties with sunflower seeds -- an easy riff on falafel

Just put in a new for Super Easy Baked Falafel (Chick Pea Patties). I keep these in the freezer for a quick and satisfying breakfast. Each patty has 2 grams of all-important fiber. Here's some nutrition info:
Amount Per Patty
calories 50
Total Fat 2 g 3 %
Saturated Fat 0 g 1 %
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
Sodium 48 mg 2 %
Potassium 117 mg 3 %
Total Carbohydrate 6 g 2 %
Dietary Fiber 2 g 7 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 2 g 4 %
Vitamin A 13 %
Vitamin C 20 %
Calcium 2 %
Iron 7 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Heidi Hoerman
Apr 24, 2015

Cauliflower Rice & Bulgur Wheat

Turning cauliflower into rice is a great trick. Just whir cauliflower in the food processor until it is the consistency of rice, steam and serve. Sometimes, however, you want a more substantial dish and often that means adding cheese. Nothing wrong with cauliflower and cheese, mind you, but a healthier move is to incorporate whole grains whenever you can.

Cauliflower rice and bulgur wheat is a great combo.

Cook the bulgur wheat according to package or web directions until it is almost done. Stir in the cauliflower rice and allow it to cook briefly while the bulgur is finishing up. Stir in flavoring ingredients of your choice.

I particularly like to add a bit of a peppery olive oil, chopped oil-cured olives, and chopped capers. Another alternative is to add pesto and a bit of freshly grated parmesan. For more color, add roasted red bell and chopped herbs. Use your imagination and enjoy!

Heidi Hoerman
Apr 24, 2015

Let's revive this topic for our heath (and our families, too!)

Whole grains are very important in our diets. I was delighted to see Muna had started this group but sad to see it's gone cold. Would anyone object if I tried to revive the group, find more members, etc. so we could start sharing recipes for things like savory oatmeal, etc.?

Susan Feliciano
Jun 28, 2012


Not exactly a grain, but a legume - lentils blend well with couscous, barley, rice, and wheat berries. I made this delicious salad today and wanted to share it.

French Lentil Salad

Susan Feliciano
Jun 26, 2012

Cooked Barley

Does anyone have any good seasoning ideas for cooked barley? I'd like to begin serving it as a side dish in place of wheat bread, but I'm looking for something other than the standard salt, pepper, and butter.

Hoping to gain weight?! HUH?!

HeHe!! I knew that would get your attention but I am hoping to gain some weight. You see, I am hoping to eat some good, wholesome grains to help my little bun I have in the oven grow :) Hi, everyone. I am new to the group...the site, actually, but I am loving it. I love some of the great recipes you ladies have put up and I look forward to seeing if my little nugget likes them. I am also going to share some of my favorite recipes with you. I am obsessed with quinoa. I cannot wait to see if I can get all of you hooked on it too. I also have some naughty recipes too since I am in culinary school for baking and pastry so if you have that occasional hankering for a truffle you can look me up! BTW, my name is Stephanie. I'm 36. I have two teenagers at home and I guess this baby was my gift for going back to school from my husband, LOL

cindy sandberg
Feb 1, 2012

I need your help!!

I am a finalist in the "Hungry Jack Use Up the Box" recipe contest. At this point winners are chosen by online voting. Please vote for my recipe and pass the word to your family and friends, if you're willing! Go here www.useupthebox.com to vote! Thanks!!