The Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Revolution

There is a nutrition revolution taking place at Casa de Barnett. It has been like pulling teeth to get my sweet husband on board, but last night, at the dinner table. VICTORY!! Maybe a small victory, but what’s that saying, “you’ve got to win the battles to win the war.” I won a battle. I have slowly started integrating whole wheat/whole grains into our meal plan. I’ve switched to whole wheat pasta, whole grain tortillas, and whole grain/sugar-free bread. Last night I introduced a rice medley of brown, wild, and red rice. My two-year old loved it! Forget the spoon, she was shoveling it in with her hands. Table manners? She was eating brown rice…victory. We’ll work on table manners another time:) Sweet Husband wasn’t as excited… “It’s okay.” But then…Then he admitted that he could get used to it knowing that it was good for our family. Victory!

What are some common types of whole grains?

  • oatmeal
  • wild rice
  • brown rice
  • popcorn
  • whole wheat
  • whole oats
  • barley

What are the benefits of whole grains?

  • decreased risk of heart disease
  • decreased cholesterol
  • decreased blood pressure
  • good source of vitamins B and E, magnesium, fiber, and iron
  • people who eat more whole grains tend to weigh less and gain less weight over time

 A Mighty Mom (the kind of mom I strive to be) is not only strong physically, mentally and emotionally, patient, kind, selfless and encouraging (among many, many other things), but also takes responsibility for her family’s health and well-being. This is just me taking a tiny step. But it is a step in the right direction.

4 Responses to “The Whole Wheat/Whole Grain Revolution”
  1. Katie says:

    Love this, Tessa! Are you a quinoa fan? We are HOOKED! I incorporate it into as many meals as I possibly can!

  2. Thanks Katie! Harper and I LOVE quinoa. Im working on finding a recipe that is pleasing to Aaron. Any suggestions?!?

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