Whole Grains Month Giveaway

The awesome people at Oldways are at it again, promoting delicious whole grains year round, but especially in September which is Whole Grains Month.

As I mentioned earlier in the week, after a summer of wine tastings and dinners out, I NEED to start eating healthier. I am feeling just a little off balance, and I need to be at my best when Boston Marathon training starts.

To celebrate Whole Grains Month, Oldways’ Whole Grains Council (WGC)  is hosting a few great initiatives (thanks for the info, Alison!) which I have listed below.

Whole Grains: Chat ‘Em Up! Contest – Simply tell us what you’re doing for Whole Grains Month, and we’ll send you coupons and put your name in the drawing for our Gift Basket grand prize. You can find more information and enter here.

Boston Whole Grains Dine Out – The WGC will help diners find these whole grain heroes via Twitter, Facebook, and with special efforts on the WGC website. This Boston pilot program will expand to additional cities in coming years, so everyone outside of Massachusetts, keep an eye out!

- Just Ask For Whole Grains Campaign – The WGC is providing free “Just Ask for Whole Grains” buttons, Whole Grains Month posters, class lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, and other educational materials to health professionals and educators celebrating Whole Grains Month.

You can also look for the Whole Grains Council stamp on products in your local supermarket. I won’t lie; it made me happy to see it on Tostitos tortilla chips! :)

whole grains stamp

And since I adore Oldways and REALLY want to celebrate Whole Grains Month, I am going to give a copy of The Oldways Table to one lucky reader. Want to win? Leave me a comment here letting me know your favorite whole grains food or recipe. Then tell your friends with a tweet and a link back to this post. A winner will be announced next Thursday, September 16. Let’s see how many great whole grain ideas we can pull together!

Here are a couple of my favorites:

Sneaking whole grain pasta into a dish:  http://traveleatlove.com/2010/07/the-secret-ingredient/

Eating them at breakfast:  http://traveleatlove.com/2009/10/me-and-my-trendy-grains-again/

We also always buy some sort of multi-grain bread and crackers. No white flour in this house!I am looking forward to your suggestions!

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  1. Simply Life’s avatar

    my favorite is a whole grain pizza crust!


  2. Lara’s avatar

    I love whole wheat challah! I also love wild rice salad with cranberries and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Great giveaway!


  3. Alison’s avatar

    Anytime you need whole grains info, I am at your service! :)


  4. Whitney’s avatar

    I love whole wheat pasta or gnocchi served with roasted eggplant, tomato sauce and mozzarella or ricotta salata! Yum!


  5. Megan’s avatar

    I don’t cook with whole grains enough… I really need some inspiration to do it more. I make whole grain pasta now and then… and I’ll add whole wheat flour to some recipes… but I’m really a white flour girl. Maybe that should be my new goal… more whole grain cooking and baking.


  6. Alicia’s avatar

    I love brown rice, quinoa, and oatmeal- they are all staples in my kitchen.


  7. Femme Fraiche’s avatar

    I think I’m out of the loop…what is Oldways? I used to live on the east coast but now I’m further west. Is it a Boston thing?

    I love Dave’s Killer Bread it’s delicious and made of whole grains. I’m not sure if you can buy it in Boston but it’s my favorite over her on the left coast!


    No, I do not work for them I just really thin you should check it out!


    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      I have heard of Dave’s Killer Bread but don’t think I have seen it; sounds great!
      Oldways is an awesome organization with all sorts of eating initiatives going on, a real focus on fresh, real food and wine. Check out their website, there is a ton of info there: http://www.oldwayspt.org/


    2. Brian @ A Thought For Food’s avatar

      I love peppers that have been stuffed with bulgar wheat salad. It’s just a wonderfully filling vegetarian dish. Now I’m off to RT!


    3. Katie’s avatar

      Pizza! (With whole wheat pizza dough of course!) Or breads. And pasta! Whole wheat pasta with a mushroom ragu and freshly shaved Parmesan…Mmmm.


    4. Nancy@acommunaltable’s avatar

      So glad I found this blog. I am definitely a whole grain lover. I pretty much start off each day with a bowl of steel cut oats – love whole grain breads, and just about any kind of whole grain salad! This is perhaps my favorite whole grain dinner/lunch/snack – Barley Sausage Skillet. I love it because its easy, flexible and nutritious!!!


    5. kateiscooking’s avatar

      Since I don’t indulge in Twitter, this will have to do… We buy – as my nephew always used to say – bread with rocks in it. I love the texture and flavor. Can’t stand the “wet kleenex” bread!!


    6. The Chocolate Priestess’s avatar

      Several years ago I switched us to almost entirely whole grains in pasta and bread products. I had to do it slowly to get my whole family on board with the plan. Now they order whole grain whenever it is possible at restaurants.

      Only 24 Hours to Win: http://thechocolatecult.blogspot.com/2010/09/chocolate-t-shirttout-giveaway.html


    7. Evan Thomas’s avatar

      My favorite is pizza made with Bob’s Red Mill GF pizza crust http://www.bobsredmill.com/gf_pizza-crust-mix.html
      Most GF pizzas are made with white rice and potato starch. This has whole grain ingredients and makes a nice chewy crust


    8. Eileen’s avatar

      I love baking anything with oatmeal! Here’s a link to my apple oatmeal cupcakes recipe. http://kelloggs.mixingbowl.com/message/recipe/view.castle?g=2170871&m=14104640


    9. brandi’s avatar

      I LOVE wheatberries and barley! But I love all whole grains – they’re one of my favorite things to eat!


    10. Kassi’s avatar

      I’d have to say whole wheat pasta! And Dave’s Killer Bread, as mentioned by a previous commenter, is absolutely delicious.


    11. Dana’s avatar

      My mom makes a mushroom and parley pilaf that is delicious!


    12. Baking Barrister’s avatar

      I LOVE my quinoa in salads and with all sorts of mix-ins & adding white whole wheat flour into baked goods. Feel a little less guilty eating them then ;)


    13. Jason Phelps’s avatar

      Mine is pretty simple, but then again simple isn’t bad…

      Toasted whole grain bread (lots of different grains, seeds, nuts, etc) with a light smear of fresh goat cheese.

      I don’t have either on hand right now which is bad because I am hungry for it!!



    14. Clarice’s avatar

      Whole wheat pizza dough makes me feel way less guilty about making calzones. Considering the temperature lately my oatmeal intake is about to have a considerable rise.


    15. Megan’s avatar

      Quinoa and wild rice salad is one of my favorites. Nutty goodness!


    16. Yin’s avatar

      Whole wheat and oatmeal are my favorites!


    17. Shannon’s avatar

      farro, barley, and quinoa are my current favorites :)

      just tried a recipe from simply recipes (http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/moroccan_chickpea_barley_salad/) and it was fantastic!


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