Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I've been working hard to get in the 6 servings of whole grains the dietitan reccomended the other day. As I mentioned, I've never really focused on whole grains...just whatever I grabbed or was around.
She reccomended checking out www.wholegrainscouncil.o
for ideas about what is a whole grain, how to prepare it, etc. It's actually a good website and when I went to the store last night to find some new whole grains, I saw their logo on many of the products showing how much whole grain was in each serving. It's a great resources.
So, I've made a couple of things so far:
Zucchini Pineapple Muffins (they don't look great but they taste awesome)
Wild rice shrimp salad (with pineapple, zucchini, mushrooms and onions.)
Tonight I'm going to make:
Ham and cheese quiona cakes. They have zucchini, egg, cheese, green onion and a couple of other things in them. 42 calories per cake!
I'm excited to try new stuff but it's hard to know how to prepare things and some of the grains I don't even know what to do with. For instance bulgar. What is that?! Anyway, I'll figure it out.
I have a one on one appointment with the dietition on the 30th and she wants me to come with a few meal ideas for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. They we can talk about those and how to meet the guidelines. I'm excited about it.