(posted by Trish, our very own Catholic mom and nutritionist!)
I am sure by now everyone is working on their nutrition New Year’sresolutions and having great success! To keep you going, here are a fewideas to increase those whole grains:
1. When baking substitute 1/3 cup of white whole wheat for whiteflour. Or if you want to be really brave, substitute 1/2 cup whitewhole wheat and 1/2 cup bran or ground flaxseed for 1 cup white flour.
2. If you have people who see the little brown flecks and say,“Yuck, I am not going to eat that,” try adding the whole wheat in arecipe that calls for chocolate or cocoa powder.
3. Cook up a cup of hulled barley and have it ready to add tosoups, stews or stir fry. This can also be done with brown rice andsteel cut oats. Since these grains take longer to cook, making a batchahead of time helps you to more easily incorporate them into a meal.
4. Try substituting 1/4 to 1/2 cup cornmeal for white flour in pancakes, waffles, muffin and bread mixes.
Don’t give up! Make small substitutions to get everyone used toeating great-tasting whole grains. The King Arthur Whole Grain Bakingcookbook has great recipes and hints to help add more whole grains intoyou diet. Check it out at your local library. I found mine used atAmazon.
Many blessings to all of you.