Eat Your Grains

By Lauren Scott, Arizona Farm Bureau Intern

This is the third installment of a series

Part 1: Eat Your Veggies

Part 2: Eat Your Fruits



Some people are afraid to cook with grains. They aren’t sure what pairs well with what, or they just don’t know how to properly cook the grain they’re working with. I love cooking with grains! I think the perfect grain can make or break a dish. In my house I am known for pairing brown rice with dinner at least once a week, and I recently got my mom hooked on cooking with quinoa. Don’t be afraid to take that leap and use a grain you’ve just found out about in your meal plan for the day. To get you started, I’ve compiled a list of Fill Your Plate’s best grain articles:

  1. What Makes a Grain Whole?
  2. Quinoa, the Noteworthy Superfood
  3. 20 Ways to Incorporate Ancient Grains
  4. Get to Know these Neglected Grains
  5. Get to Know Farro
  6. All About Amaranth
  7. 50 Ways to Eat Quinoa
  8. Here are 7 Reasons to Love Teff!
  9. All About the Ch Ch Ch Chia Seed
  10. Keep at Least Half of your Grains Whole

These articles are well worth the read if you are wondering about the world of grains. There are so many different uses for them, and they can really ad a whole other element to any dish you create. Step out of your culinary comfort zone and cook with grains today!

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