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Whole Grains Recipe Roundup

The USDA released new data this month, which shows that we’re eating more whole grain foods – 23.4% more between 2008 and 2010, which is great news.  Looks like women ages 30-39 are leading the pack in terms of overall consumption, and greatest increase in whole grains (you go girls!).  Their data also showed, however, that the amount of refined grains Americans are still eating hasn’t really changed, so there is still more work to do to get our diets in better shape and make half our grains whole.

Maybe it’s because I’m a food and nutrition blogger, and I make it by business (and passion) to follow food trends, but I feel like I’m seeing lots more information out there about the benefits of whole grains, and fabulous recipes for ways to eat whole grains.  I’ve noticed whole grain offerings on more restaurant menus, and I almost cried when I ordered my Roasted Turkey Harvest Wheatberry Salad at Panera last night (although I though it was a little light on the wheat berries).  So personally, I think the next round of data will be even better.

I’ve been pinning lots of whole grains recipes lately, so it’s time to share my favorites from around the web.  If you aren’t on board with the whole grains craze yet, I’ll bet there are a few recipes in this bunch that could make it onto your table and become a new mealtime staple at your house!  Click the photo for the link to the recipe.

Tropical Granola|EA Stewart The Spicy RD
Tropical Granola|EA Stewart The Spicy RD

 

http://greatist.com/health/recipe-mushroom-farro-soup/
Mushroom Farro Soup|Katie at the Kitchen Door

 

Glazed Carrots with Farro|Capital Style
Glazed Carrots with Farro|Capital Style

 

Oats and Quinoa Breakfast Bars|Craving Something Healthy
Oats and Quinoa Breakfast Bars|Craving Something Healthy

 

Creamy Pumpkin Brown Rice|Whole Foods Market
Creamy Pumpkin Brown Rice|Whole Foods Market

 

Farro Risotto|Food52
Farro Risotto|Food52

 

Whole Grain and Italian Sausage–Stuffed Cabbage|CookingLight
Whole Grain and Italian Sausage–Stuffed Cabbage|CookingLight

 

Quinoa Patties with Zucchini|Craving Something Healthy
Quinoa Patties with Zucchini|Craving Something Healthy

 

Double Berry Pancakes|Quaker Oats
Double Berry Pancakes|Quaker Oats

 

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Waffles|King Arthur Flour Co
Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Waffles|King Arthur Flour Co

 

Grilled Vegetable Salad with Wheat Berries|Craving Something Healthy
Grilled Vegetable Salad with Wheat Berries|Craving Something Healthy

 

Thai Lime Chili Popcorn|Teaspoon of Spice
Thai Lime Chili Popcorn|Teaspoon of Spice

 

Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers|Food52
Black Bean and Quinoa Veggie Burgers|Food52

 

Coconut Quinoa Pudding|Food52
Coconut Quinoa Pudding|Food52

 

Breakfast Quinoa|Martha Stewart
Breakfast Quinoa|Martha Stewart

 

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats|Craving Something Healthy
Carrot Cake Overnight Oats|Craving Something Healthy

 

Golden Quinoa Cakes with Salsa Fresca|Food52
Golden Quinoa Cakes with Salsa Fresca|Food52

 

Did anything catch your eye?  Pin it.  Make it.  Eat well!

 

Do you have any favorite ways to prepare whole grains?  Which grains do you have in your pantry right now?

 

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