Harvest of the Month: Whole Grains
Healthy Serving IdeasAir popped popcorn makes a great snack. Instead of topping with butter try olive oil and your favorite seasonings. Mix cooked quinoa or wheat berries with in-season vegetables, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper for a quick meal. Try oatmeal or an oat-based granola as a less refined alternative to cereal. Experiment with substituting up to half whole wheat flour in your favorite baked goods recipe.
Contains dietary fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, folate, iron, and magnesium
- Avoid air, heat and moisture: store grains in airtight containers on a cool, dry shelf.
- Intact grains, stored properly, have a longer shelf life: 6 months on the shelf and up to a year in the freezer.
- Flours and meals, stored properly, have a shorter shelf life: 1-3 months on the shelf and 2-6 months in the freezer.
- Stock up on whole grains in the bulk section of your grocery store, which can often save money.