How to Work Whole Grains into Your Diet

Created December 8, 2016
fruit and nut cereal bars
Not getting enough whole grains every day? Simplify it with this handy chart. MORE+ LESS-

Health myth-buster: Whole grains and fiber are not created equal. Fiber’s fantastic, but whole grains give you so much more...more than 20 vitamins, minerals and other good-for-you components. Even better, their flavor and texture make them delicious!

How can I get more whole grains? 

Getting in all your recommended daily grain servings is totally doable with this helpful chart. (At least half your daily grain servings—three servings—should be whole grains.)

chart with ideas for getting three servings of whole grain each day

Have your grains all day long! 

Start the day with oatmeal, Whole Wheat Waffles with Honey-Peanut Butter Syrup, whole grain ready-to-eat cereal or Fruit and Nut Cereal Bars made with Total® Cranberry Crunch Cereal. 

Then try something new for lunch or dinner. Quinoa, triticale, amaranth and barley are a few lesser-known but fantastic options. Or try this no-fail recipe for Beef-Barley Soup

Eating Big G Cereals is an easy way to get your whole grains. Check out these whole grain cereal choices.