It’s Healthy Eating Week and the challenge for Monday is to eat more wholegrains!
THE CHALLENGE: Have a wholegrain option with at least one of your main meals every day
Why are wholegrains important?
Wholegrains are a great way to increase our fibre intake, which is important for our health.
In the UK, many of us are not getting enough fibre in our diet.
Wholegrains provide some essential vitamins and minerals that have a wide range of important functions in our body.
How can you add more wholegrains to your diet?
We can include wholegrains at meals and snacks. For example, porridge or a wholegrain breakfast cereal, such as bran flakes at breakfast time, wholegrain rye crackers with peanut butter as a snack, sandwiches made with wholemeal bread for lunch and wholewheat instead of white pasta as part of an evening meal. More unusual types of wholegrains, such as freekeh or barley, can be included in dishes instead of rice or couscous.
We will be sharing some wholegrain inspired recipes on our blog too – check it out at https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/sustainable-wellness/
If you take on the wholegrain challenge or have any exciting recipes to share then contact us on the blog or at ECRF.Sustainability@ed.ac.uk
I made my first fully wholegrain bread at the weekend, so was able to enjoy it with my lunch. Usually I do half-and-half with white. I have to say it was lovely! I always have wholegrain cereal for breakfast, but I have to say that I haven’t eaten wholegrain pasta or rice for a few years, but you have inspired me to give it another go. I’ve added to my shopping list …