Need a simple solution to add whole grains to your day? With only 60 seconds, Suzie’s Quinoa pouches make it easier to make healthy choices, making it this week’s Supermarket RD’s Pick.
In the latest issue of Food & Nutrition Magazine, was a great article about 17 Glorious Grains You Need to Know. The opening paragraph states:
The USDA’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that half of all grains consumed be whole grains, and while most Americans still fail to meet this goal, we are moving in the right direction. In fact, 70 percent of respondents to a 2015 survey said they were trying to consume more whole grains.”
It’s fantastic to hear that 70% of those surveyed were trying to consume more whole grains. I loved this article from Food & Nutrition Magazine, because it showcases a variety of whole grains. What I see too often, is that consumers rely on whole-wheat bread as their main source of whole grains. I love that consumers are opting for whole wheat bread, but there are so many other whole grains to try to incorporate into a healthy diet.
With these various whole grains, brings additional nutrition benefit, including a higher fiber and protein content.
Some whole grains to take a little longer to cook. Why? Because in whole grains the bran, germ, and endosperm are in tact and it may take a little longer for the liquid to absorb during the cooking process for a tender kernel.
When time is not on your side, whole grains are getting a lot easier, which leads into my Supermarket RD’s Pick: Suzie’s Quinoa.
Heat it in the microwave for 60 seconds if eating hot, or simply tear open the bag and eat it cold – Suzie’s Quinoa is fully cooked and ready to eat.
If you are starting to venture out and try new whole grains, start with quinoa. I’m sure you’ve heard of it by now! Pronounced “keen-wah”, this whole grain with a slight nutty flavor, contains all nine essential amino acids and provides 8 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber per serving. Suzie’s Quinoa with olive oil contains three simple ingredients: precooked quinoa, olive oil, & salt.
The pre-cooked packages make it so easy! Add as a side dish for dinner, top salad with quinoa for lunch, or even use for a filling for stuffed peppers!
Disclosure: Good Groceries Company did not sponsor this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own to share healthy items found in your grocery store to RDelicious Kitchen readers.