Whole Grain Sampling Day Giveaway

Thanks so many to everyone who entered the giveaway and to Oldways for making me a an ambassador for Whole Grain Sampling Day! I think next year we should have a  Whole Grain Sampling Week! The winner of the giveaway is comment 25, Bill. Bill, please email me at traveleatlove  @ gmail dot com with your contact details so I can have your whole grain box shipped!


With so many people giving up carbs (again) these days, I think it’s really important to remember the benefits that carbs like whole grains can offer in our diets. Did you know that eating an average of 2.5 servings of whole grain foods each day can lower your risk of cardiovascular disease by almost one quarter? Or that three servings of whole grains a day can cut blood pressure, reducing risk of stroke by 15-20%? Whole grains are versatile and filling, and they are everywhere!

I am once again partnering up with Oldways and the Whole Grains Council to celebrate Whole Grain Sampling Day which is on April 2. I am working on a delicious, veggie and spice packed whole grain recipe for the day, but in the meantime, Oldways is giving me an amazing whole grains sampler to give away. We received ours a few weeks ago, and it is so full of delicious whole grains products like bread, rice, pasta, and chips, that it is taking us quite a while to go through it. Below I have included a list of all of the companies participating, as well as a few whole grain recipes from old blog posts. I haven’t had a chance to try all of the whole grain products yet, but I am loving the snacks the best. I am a snacky person, so having something that is delicious and better for me in my desk drawer is really key. The Home Free gluten-free chocolate chip cookies? To die for.

In order to enter your own box of whole grain goodness, please leave a comment letting me know how you get whole grains into your diet. For an extra entry, tweet “I want to win a whole grain sample box from @oldwayspt and @traveleatlovemm #SampleWholeGrains”

I will choose a winner on April 2, so we sure to enter soon!





The whole grain sampler includes:

Among Friends – Jam Bar Baking Mix

Attune Foods – Buckwheat and Hemp Cereal

Barbara’s Bakery – Snackanimals Cereal

Bob’s Red Mill - Gluten Free Honey and Oat Granola

Carl Brandt - Mestemacher Rye and Multigrain Bread (perfect for smoked salmon!)

ConAgra Mills – voucher for 1 bag Ultragrain Flour

Dr. Kracker – Engine 2 Crispbreads (delicious and sturdy enough for dips)

Freekehlicious – Whole Grain Freekeh (recipe at the end of this post)

Goose Valley Natural Products – Brown & Wild Rice Infusion

HomeFree Treats – Gluten Free Cookies

Jovial Foods - Einkorn and Brown Rice Pastas (one of the easiest ways to sneak whole grains into a meal)

Late July – Multigrain Snack Chips (I LOVE these.)

Lotus Foods – Rice Ramen

Mary’s Gone Crackers – Gluten Free Pretzel Sticks (perfect pre-workout snack)

Nabisco – Classic Wheat Thins, Brown Rice Triscuits

Pamela’s Products – Whole Grain Whenever Bars (coconut and chocolate goodness)

Panos Brands – Mi Del Graham Crackers, Sesmark Rice Thins

Popsalot Gourmet Popcorn – Cinnamon Popcorn

Real McCoy’s Snacks – Rice Puffs

Roman Meal - Whole Grain Bread (another easy way to incorporate whole grains into the diet, delicious with Kerrygold butter)

Rhythm Superfoods – Super Food Chips

Skeeter Snacks - Nut Free Cookies

Upfront Foods – Straight Up Granola

War Eagle Mill – Corn Flour (dying to make jalapeno corn bread with this)


Whole Grain Recipes

Baking with whole grains

Irish Brown Bread

Freekeh with Mediterranean-style Sauce

Fluffy Wheat Rolls

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  1. Elizabeth R.’s avatar

    I love trying different grains for breakfast – our “oatmeal” usually has 4-5 different grains in it.


  2. Carol’s avatar

    I always look for whole grains in restaurants


  3. Jessica D’s avatar

    I eat oatmeal made qith millet, quinoa and oats. I also eat a lot of brown rice and quinoa. I would love to win the GF items for myself and give the rest to my BF who eats GF with me all the time. He deserves some healthy treats too!


  4. Alaina’s avatar

    I love eating whole grain toast in the morning, with some peanut butter. :-)


  5. Margot C’s avatar

    I make these crazy muffins almost every week that start with whole wheat flour and have almond meal (not a grain I know!), oat meal, ground flax and chia seeds in them with fruit of some sort and nuts.


  6. Joy’s avatar

    My favorite way to get whole grains is cream of wheat!


  7. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)’s avatar

    Not sure if Canadians can win or not … but I get my whole grains in with only using whole grain bread, and eating brown rice often. I’m always looking for other ways to get whole grains in though, because I LOVE carbs!!!


  8. Calli’s avatar

    I love rolled oats in overnight oatmeal and homemade granola bars!


  9. Noel’s avatar

    I currently love quinoa


  10. Laura C.’s avatar

    Oh wow! I would love to try some of these products that are new to me :-) Thanks for the chance!


  11. Lara’s avatar

    Try to use brown rice, and whole grain breads!


  12. latanya’s avatar

    I try to eat whole grain bread products and cereal


  13. meredith’s avatar

    We like to cook with quinoa and only buy whole grain bread!


  14. Renee’s avatar

    We love whole wheat and oatmeal pancakes. I make my girls baked oatmeal for breakfast “frost” it with cream cheese and call it cake. They love having “cake for breakfast!


  15. Lucy’s avatar

    I always try to substitute brown rice or quinoa for white rice


  16. gala’s avatar

    Buckwheat is my number one choice — hot, cold or as an ingredient — the best ever. Just yesterday we had buckwheat with grilled mushrooms. Also we love home made whole wheat + rye bread


  17. Neiddy’s avatar

    We incorporate whole grains in our diet by eating whole wheat bread and brown rice


  18. Neiddy’s avatar

    tweeted for my extra entry, here is the link -https://twitter.com/neiddy_ruiz/status/451350338360991746


  19. Jeffrey’s avatar

    I eat oatmeal every morning and usually add a bit of quinoa and teff.


  20. betsy’s avatar

    We eat a lot of quinoa and add it dishes that we would have used rice in.


  21. Bill’s avatar

    I always start my day with STeel cut oats


  22. The Peace Patch’s avatar

    It’s quinoa for me and oatmeal cookies for the little tykes. :)


  23. greg’s avatar

    Oatmeal for breakfast and whole grain bread.


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