Experiment with new grains
Sick of the same old quinoa salad? (Us, too!) Give it a morning makeover by topping it with slivered almonds and a splash of blueberry- or strawberry- flavored kefir. (This probiotic milk drink is high in bone-building calcium and gut-friendly probiotics.) For supper, add sautéed mushrooms and scallions to oatmeal (yes, oatmeal!) for a risotto-like side dish. There are a multitude of ways you can experiment with grains, including bulgur, barley and wild rice, to revive your favorite dishes and keep grains on the menu. They’re key for digestive function, cardiovascular health and weight management.