5 Party Essentials Everyone Should Have

Whether you’re starting your entertaining collection for the first time or simply just want an update, collecting the right essential items can help you throw together the perfect party or gathering, no matter the time of year. Here, a few tips to keep in mind so you build a collection that’s just right for you and your style. 1. Picking the Perfect Plates When it comes to […]

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White Chocolate-Cherry Popcorn Balls

Anyone who grew up making popcorn balls will remember fondly the quick, hot work of shaping the sticky mixture into balls that would quickly set up. It’s an old-fashioned treat that we’re bringing back because they’re a 100% whole-grain dessert. That’s right—popcorn is a whole grain, and popcorn balls are an easy way to turn those grains into a sweet, […]

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Gluten Free Doesn’t Mean Whole Grain Free

Gluten is a mix of two proteins found in barley, rye, wheat, and triticale (a wheat-rye hybrid). Because it’s elastic and stretchy, gluten allows dough to rise and transform itself into crusty, fragrant loaves of bread that beckon to us from bakery shelves. Some people may have trouble digesting gluten’s complex proteins, however. An estimated 1% of the population has […]

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Give Your Labor Day Party a Whole-Grain Makeover

Before you know it, the long summer days begin fading into fall foliage. But before we start ordering up our favorite pumpkin-flavored items, we still have the last summer holiday to celebrate, with backyard BBQs and long weekend festivities. This year, give your Labor Day menu a whole grain makeover. When you think of Labor Day, cookout classics like pasta […]

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5 Healthy Whole-Grain Dinner Ideas

For a long time I couldn’t quite understand the difference between whole-wheat and whole grain until a good friend of mine put it plainly: all whole-wheat is a whole grain but not all whole grain is whole-wheat. And in the spirit of Whole Grains Month it’s time you started expanding your whole grain repertoire. My current obsession is quinoa, with wild rice […]

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Is Hummus the New Greek Yogurt?

The high protein, high fiber, low-fat dip we love has now reached the kind of trending mania previously dominated by kale and Greek yogurt—and for good reason. It’s healthy, endlessly customizable, and delicious. Hummus also appeals to our hankering for big, bold flavors from elsewhere (along with thick yogurts, Sriracha, and wasabi peas). Sabra plans for the dip to dethrone […]

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5 Tips for Happier Weeknight Dinners

I think each and every one of us parents approaches the school year – in between trying to locate the school supply lists online and buying mouthguards for football – with a resolve to make weeknight dinners a little smoother and a little more peaceful. Here are 5 tips that can help us all. 1) Make a schedule. If you […]

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Good Food: Sfoglini Emmer Reginetti

By Kate Malin When a trained chef with a passion for pasta and an experienced designer meet, the result is bound to be an outstanding product. Sfoglini (Sfo-lee-nee) is just that, and for co-founders Steve Gonzalez and Scott Ketchum, it was the natural marriage of their respective talents: Steve makes the pasta, and Scott handles brand development, marketing, and operations […]

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Candied Apple Popcorn Balls

Anyone who grew up making popcorn balls will remember fondly the quick, hot work of shaping the sticky mixture into balls that would quickly set up. It’s an old-fashioned treat that we’re bringing back because they’re a 100% whole-grain dessert. That’s right—popcorn is a whole grain, and popcorn balls are an easy way to turn those grains into a sweet, […]

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Whole Grains Make Sense – From Head to Toe

While many people vaguely understand that whole grains are healthier than refined grains, they may not be aware of how many different parts of our bodies benefit from whole grains – from head to toe – and why. Brain health. It appears that a “grain brain” may be protective against Alzheimer’s disease. In a 2015 study, seniors who ate a […]

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