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Whole Grains


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
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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.
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KALIGIRL 4/10/2013 8:50AM

    You will figure it out! (Your food looks yummy)

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CHERYL_ANNE 4/9/2013 6:17PM

    Wow! Good for you that you're continuing your investigation. You're going to discover a lot of new things and find some new favorites. I'm so excited for you!

I would love for you to share all three of the recipes you're talking about when you get a chance. I'll just make the muffins gluten-free and enjoy. And I bet that the Wild Rice salad would also taste just as good if made with quinoa and it would have way more protein to boot!

I love to collect recipes and cook from them.

One of the first rewards I gave myself when on SparkPeople was a shiny new digital kitchen scale which I absolutely adore and could not imagine my life without. (I already had one but it wasn't a reward...)

I definitely would not have my success if not for it because I measure all my nutrition on it! You should have seen my husband's face when he measured cooked pasta with a measuring cup and then I weighed it to show him the difference. Now he's very careful to make sure the "magic scale" is used if he's serving me something!



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CARRIEMT 4/9/2013 5:05PM

    All of those look awesome! What time is dinner? Just kidding. Way to go and way to find a great source for getting into the swing of things :)

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LEHIA13 4/9/2013 3:16PM

    They look wonderful. So how is the dietition working out for you?



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