This is a pretty self explanatory step, but lets think about it a little more.
Here’s what you can eat:
- 100% Whole Grain Bread
- 100% Whole Grain Pasta (There are several brands to choose from, but my favorite is Kroger’s brand, thin spaghetti. If you live near Kroger, try it, you’ll like it.)
- Brown Rice (While not technically a grain, we’re including it here anyway.)
- Wild Rice
- Steel Cut Oats
- Cracked Wheat
- Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
- 100% Whole Wheat Flour
- 100% White Whole Wheat Flour
- Any Other Whole Grains you care to try. Consider Quinoa, Whole Barley, Corn and Cornmeal, Amaranth, Millet, and others.
Foods that you’ll cut oat:
- Baked goods made with white flour (bread, cookies, cakes, etc.)
- White pasta
- White Rice
- Quick Cook oats and instant hot cereals
- Most Boxed Cereals
When buying Grain products such as breads and pastas from the store, read your labels and don’t be fooled by phrases like “Made with 100% Whole Grains” because they probably have white flours as well. A tip for baking 100% Whole Grain breads: use more liquid. You want your dough to be very soft and somewhat difficult to handle. This will increase the rise and sponge-like texture of the bread. Also, consider trying White Whole Wheat flour instead or in combination with regular whole wheat flour. It is much lighter and easier to work with. Use more honey or sugar will also increase the rise and more oil will improve the texture and crumb.
Good luck and Good Health!