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