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Add Chopped Veggies to Your Cooked Grains

Healthy Eating Tip: Add Chopped Veggies to Your Cooked Grains

Whole grains are so healthy for you because they contain the bran, germ, and endosperm that naturally occur in the grain seed. That means they're full of fiber, protein, and other essential nutrients.

To make whole grains even healthier, while at the same time adding a little more flavor, color, and exciting texture, add chopped veggies while they're cooking. Add carrots and zucchini to your rice, or peas and broccoli to your quinoa. Add the veggies when the grains have about five to 10 minutes cooking time left, so the veggies are tender but not mushy. Use the cooked grain in your favorite dishes and it's a great way to consume more veggies.

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