Healthy and affordable food lists can be challenging to come up with. But stick with me to find out what you need. The ideal foundation of a healthy diet relies on nutritious grains. Even better, grains are a great item to buy online because they ship well and you can find deals on quality products that are sometimes not easy to find locally. Get serious about your diet and make sure to keep these grains on hand:
Quinoa (“Keen-Wua”) – The supergrain ancient food for today. Quinoa is 100% whole grain, high in fiber, a good source of Iron, has all eight essential amino acids, and surprisingly tastes really good. It’s an absolute must have.
Organic Wild Rice – Wild rice is your secret weapon that has fewer calories and fewer calories from fat than brown rice. Buy in bulk because wild rice keeps forever and always tastes great.
Couscous – Couscous is made of steamed semolina, which is the healthiest ingredient in wheat. Produced in North Africa first, couscous is becoming universally popular for those looking to keep a healthy diet without sacrificing flavor.
Risotto – Risotto is an Italian rice that is rich and creamy in flavor. Recipes usually recommend adding graded Parmesan cheese, but a health conscious eater can substitute pureed vegetables.
Millet – Millets are a variety of healthy grains that do not necessarily belong to the same family. Millets can be creamy or fluffy depending on how they’re cooked, and they can be a good addition to many types of recipes. Millets are a good source of iron, magnesium, and other essential nutrients.
Oats – Oats, known scientifically as Avena sativa, are a hardy cereal grain able to withstand poor soil conditions in which other crops are unable to thrive. Oats gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Oats are high in zinc, fiber, selenium, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorous.
Barley – Barley is a wonderfully versatile cereal grain with a rich nut-like flavor and an appealing chewy, pasta-like consistency. It goes well in soups, baked goods, cereal and more. Barley is extremely high in fiber, selenium, and tryptophan. (See recipes) (Learn More)
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