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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Is That Food Really Whole Grain?

The popularity of whole grains is on the rise. The 2015 Food & Health Survey from IFIC reported that 67% of Americans think whole grains are the most important item they look for on packages, while 70% are trying to consume more whole grains. If you are part of that 70%, the grocery aisles can seem overwhelming. How do you […]

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Taste Test Award Winner: Biena Chickpea Snacks

Sometimes I just need a spicy, crunchy, kick-in-the-pants.  And when I do, these Biena Chickpea Snacks in Habanero are my go-to.  They’re superbly crunchy, pleasantly nutty, with a strange-but-oddly-compelling texture that transforms from gritty to creamy as you snack.  Weird, yes. Delicious, absolutely. Healthy, indeed!  The best part about this addictively nutty power snack is the fact there are 6g fiber and 5g […]

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Our Favorite Whole-Grain Snacks

I’ve overseen our annual Taste Test Awards now for many years. That means I’ve tasted hundreds and hundreds of tasty (and some not-so-tasty) snacks. Our goal with this annual series is to point you toward delicious foods that are also nutritious and a smart part of a healthful diet. All winners must clock in at 200 calories or less and […]

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