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Whole Grain Sampling Day

Recently, I was asked if I would be willing to write a blog post in honor of Whole Grain Sampling Day. Before agreeing to anything, I did my fair share of research online. I wanted to be sure that the cause resonated with my mission of providing clean and traceable recipes and lifestyle tips to families. Whole Grain Sampling Day, celebrated today, is a public health initiative started by the Oldways Whole Grains Council to shine a spotlight on good taste and good nutrition – which aligns pretty well with my mission, I’d say.

What is a whole grain product? A grain is considered to be a whole grain as long as all three original parts — the bran, germ, and endosperm — are still present in the same proportions as when the grain was growing in the fields. Any type of grains are a great source for complex carbohydrates and has a few key vitamins and minerals, but in particular, the healthiest kinds of grains — whole grains –  are a key part of a healthy diet. When searching for whole grain products, be sure to only purchase products that are marked with the Whole Grains Council stamp. You can also search for products prior to your supermarket run on their product search feature.

This cornmeal cake is not only a great source of fiber, but the whole grain corn flour in the recipe is linked to a lower risk of certain cancers, heart disease and diabetes. Cornmeal cake is thicker than cornbread, and typically served in a pie-like slice. While there are many varieties of cornmeal cake, this recipe is savory with a crispy texture. We accompanied this with homemade chili and a corn blueberry salad.  

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