Great Grain Recipes: Nutty, Tasty, Filling, Healthy

Bulk up your meals and your health with whole grains! Whole grain recipes have come a long way from a simple bowl of steel cut oats or a side of brown rice and can be absolutely as delicious as their low-in-fiber counterparts. It’s time to embrace whole grain goodness with flavorful breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Here are four great grain recipes for you to make this fall.

For a savory, satisfying breakfast, make this Greens and Grains Scramble from Epicurious. It’s a great recipe for using up any leftover grains you have from previous meals. Kale, Swiss chard leaves, and spinach each work well for the ‘Greens.’ Serve with crusty bread, toasted English muffins, or warm corn tortillas.

Cooking Light’s Brussels and Quinoa Bowl With Orange-Thyme Vinaigrette offers delicious flavor combinations that will leave you feeling glad you made this meal choice. This grain bowl is perfect to pack for healthy lunches to keep the after-lunch slump at bay.

This Autumn Grain Bowls from Plays Well with Butter has it all: wild rice, quinoa, sweet potatoes, shredded chicken, and so much more. It will become one of your new fall-favorite dishes. The maple balsamic vinaigrette is simple to make and takes this dish to the next level.

For a classic, hearty grain dinner, perfect for your Halloween cauldron, make our Beef and Barley Stew with Roasted Vegetables. This stew is full of goodness with savory beef, plump pearls of nutty-flavored barley, and roasted vegetables that add deep, rich taste.

Do you find yourself confused about grains in general? Read What’s a Whole Grain? A Refined Grain? from the Whole Grains Council. And learn about the main benefits of whole grains like reduced risk of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

With all of the health benefits and mix-and-match ingredient possibilities, it’s no wonder whole grains continue to grow in popularity. Make these whole grain recipes and many more for your best fall ever!