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!
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!