Happy Whole Grains Sampling Day!

by jerseygirl on April 1, 2014 · 46 comments

whole grains recipesApril 2nd is  Whole Grain Sampling Day and all across the world, people will be eating and trying healthy whole grains.  Oldways  and The Whole Grain Council  started this initiative in 2012 to raise awareness on the health benefits of eating whole grains.  They also taste so good!

I love the texture and nuttiest of whole grains. They are loaded with all kinds of nutrients such as B vitamins, vitamin C, folate and fiber.  Eating 2.5 servings a day can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease by almost one quarter. Foods such as whole wheat bread and flour, rice, cereal, and popcorn are big parts of my family’s diet.

Since I love whole grains, I was selected to be an ambassador for this special event.  I received a huge box of goodies and I will also get to give one away to a lucky reader.  Thanks to these brands for sharing their goodies!

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Among Friends, Attune Foods, Barbara’s Bakery, Bob’s Red Mill, Carl Brandt/Mestemacher, ConAgra Mills,Dr. Kracker, Freekehlicious, Goose Valley Natural Foods, HomeFree Treats, Jovial Foods, Late July, Lotus Foods, Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mondelez, Pamela’s Products, Panos/Sesmark, Popsalot Gourmet Popcorn, Real McCoy’s Snax, Roman Meal, Rhythm Superfoods, Teeccino, Upfront Foods, Way Better Snacks

To win,  all you have to do is leave a comment. Please leave the comment by Sunday, April 6th 11:59pm. I will be picking the winner on Monday, April 7th.  You must have a US address to enter. Good luck everyone!

Now for a few of my favorite whole grain recipes:

Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Muffins

Whole Grain Banana Pecan Pancakes

Whole Wheat Pasta with White Beans and Kale

Spicy Grilled Egg, Avocado and Cheese Sandwich

Here is one of my whole grains taste testers. Whole grain snacks make doing homework so much better!

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Happy Whole Grains Day! Make sure to try a new grain this week!

**For full disclosure, I was provided with a box of whole grain goodies to try as well as one to give away. As usual, all opinions are my own.

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