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Healthy Eating and Whole Grains

Whole grains are one of the easiest things that you can add to your diet to make it healthier and it is one of my food goals for the new year.

I now eat gluten free due to some health issues, so whole grains are a bit more challenging to incorporate into my diet, but I am going to do my best at experimenting more with the gluten free ones.

However, before I went gluten free my family and I ate a lot of whole grains and whole wheat. For years I baked with whole wheat. In fact, I even ground my own wheat. My baked goods were so good when I used freshly ground wheat. And really whole wheat is not hard to add to your diet. I found all kinds of ways to use it, including in dessert.

Because I baked with whole wheat flour for so many years, I have quite a few whole wheat recipes on my site. With it being the new year, and with so many people focused on healthy eating, I thought it would be a good time to highlight some of those whole wheat recipes that my family used to enjoy.

So, my gluten free readers can just skip right over this post, but if you are gluten free please check out my allergy section. I am going to be sharing the healthier gluten free grains that I am experimenting with this year in my allergy section.

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole Wheat Brownies

Whole Wheat Banana Muffins

Whole Wheat Molasses Cookies

Overnight Oatmeal Muffins

Whole Wheat Zucchini Cake

What is your favorite way to incorporate more whole grains into your diet?

Lynn's Kitchen Adventures


  1. Betty Saboe says:

    I like oatmeal for breakfast. Very good on those cold days.

  2. I love steel milled oats for breakfast, cooked in my pre-set rice cooker. I wake up and all the work is done for me.

    BTW, I toured Bob’s Red Mill this fall and it was wonderful! I highly recommend the tour for anyone interested in their products. Their facility is as sterile as an operating room.

  3. Erica March says:

    My favorite breakfast is french toast, but most mornings I eat peanut butter with honey (and sometimes I add cheese) – Yummy! : )

  4. sue riley says:

    Fav breakfast is french toast but I’ve been known to eat leftover cold spaghetti or pizza!

  5. I guess my favorite thing for breakfast, although I don’t have it often, is eggs over easy, with sausage, well cooked home fries and dark rye toast! Yum.

  6. We’ve been eating a lot more whole grains lately too. Whole wheat pasta. I’ve purchased whole wheat flour, wheat germ, oat bran, flax seed meal – and add them in wherever I can.
    I’ve had good success with adding these things in small amounts to recipes, with no noticeable effect. One of the best is banana bread, since its already moist it seems to absorb the whole grains and such more easily.
    I’ve also tried making some homemade breads, rolls and biscuits that are all whole grain, or 75/25.
    Flax seed meal is great for omega3s and you can throw it in anything. I’ve even thrown it in pasta sauce and it went unnoticed.


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