The Whole Grains Council, a non-profit consumer advocacy group dedicated to increasing the consumption of whole grains for better health, has declared September National Whole Grains Month. Each year, the Council celebrates with special events, promotions and educational initiatives to help spread the good word about whole grains.
This year, The Whole Grains Council has announced “Good Grains for a Good Cause”—a month-long initiative to encourage consumption of whole grains while supporting a good cause. For more information on “Good Grains for a Good Cause” and to nominate your favorite charity, visit the Whole Grains Council today!
Are you looking for ways to incorporate more whole grains into your every day meals? Check out these easy tips and celebrate the wholesome goodness of whole grains in September!
- Substitute brown rice for white rice. Brown rice is higher in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Try our Organic Short Grain Brown Rice or our Organic Gluten-Free Long Grain Brown Rice as a substitute.
- Eat cereals with at least 16 grams of whole grain per serving. Many cereals are loaded with extra sugars, which eliminate the nutritional value of the cereal.
- Try using rolled oats or crushed whole grain cereal as breading for chicken and meats. A simple substitution like rolled oats or a whole grain cereal will add fiber and more servings of whole grains to your meal!
- Substitute whole grain flour when baking cookies. It won’t alter your flavors and will add more nutrients to your sweets.