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Healthy Eating Tip: Eat at Least 3 Different Whole Grains Daily

A woman should aim to eat between 25 and 30 grams of fiber a day. Besides munching on fruits and veggies, eating whole grains is a great way to meet your quota. I'm talking about whole grains, not foods made with whole grains.

Amaranth, barley, buckwheat, bulgur wheat, corn, millet, oats, quinoa, rice, and wheat berries are all examples of whole grains. Not only do they contain fiber, but they also contain protein and valuable vitamins and minerals. Include at least three different ones in your diet each day. Here's a sample menu to show you how to get your three:

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rebelkate rebelkate 8 years
I love quinoa and get it every time it's in the salad bar offering at the cafeteria at work. I was at Costco last night and they had organic quinoa so I picked up a bag to make it myself at home.
opentypeA opentypeA 8 years
Man, I'm lucky if I get one whole grain a day. I live in the dorms though, so it's hard to make/find stuff that's healthy. These are my last two weeks EVER to live in the dorms though, so after this I'll have no excuse! :-)
andrennabird andrennabird 8 years
fit, none of your recipes matched the pictured grains! i was interested in seeing what you do with barley and amaranth.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I especially like oatmeal and pearled barley. In fact, I just had some pearled barley for lunch.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 8 years
Great tip!
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I usually eat oatmeal for breakfast, either brown rice or quinoa for dinner, and air-popped popcorn as a snack...that's three different grains right there. Great advice, Fit!
gothamgal gothamgal 8 years
I'm always looking for new ideas for meals and these are perfect. Thanks.
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