Happy Whole Grain Sampling Day! Yes, it’s that time of year again (the first Wednesday in April) when we all take a moment to appreciate the chewy, nutty, heart-healthy deliciousness that is the whole grain.
Over the years, I’ve struggled with blood sugar issues (mostly low sugar crashes) and through trial and error, I’ve found my body functions at its best with balanced meals, meaning protein, fat, AND carbohydrates. My carboholism is well documented, but even I can admit not all carbs are created equal. That’s where whole grains, those slow-digesting, complex-carbohydrates, come into play.
Wondering what the heck a whole grain is? Check out my post from last year’s Whole Grain Sampling Day: “So, what’s a whole grain anyway?”
Incorporating whole grains into your diet is easy. I like to cook a big batch of steel-cut oats on Sunday, and dish it out into single-serve portions for whole-grain grab-and-go breakfasts throughout the week. Another quick option is tossing cooked grains on top of your lunch-time salad (quinoa is my salad-topping grain of choice).