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a blue dish filled with whole grain orecchiette pasta and vegetables

This recipe is from Puglia, the heel of Italy’s boot and the heart of its olive oil production, and is the perfect healthy Mediterranean pasta meal. Delicious al-dente orecchiette pasta is tossed with ample green vegetables, along with chickpeas (for protein), lemon juice (for brightness) and...

a blue plate with three crispy fish tacos on a woven placemat

These delicious fish tacos get a double dose of whole grains — once in the whole wheat breading, and once in the whole corn tortillas. A delicious cilantro lime yogurt sauce rounds out the dish. Feel free to personalize them with your own favorite taco toppings....

Whole Grain Intake in Latin America Falls Short of Recommendations

Dietary guidelines around the world recommend making more of our grains whole, and researchers wonder if people in different countries are meeting these goals. In a study of 9,128 people across eight Latin American countries, the average person was eating less than one full serving (only 14.7 grams) of whole grain foods per day. Women and older adults were more likely to eat more whole grains, while people with lower incomes were less likely to eat more whole grains. The most commonly eaten whole grains in the survey were oatmeal, masa harina, whole wheat bread, corn chips, and wheat crackers.
European Journal of Nutrition. 2021 Jul 7. doi: 10.1007/s00394-021-02635-8.

rustic loaf of whole wheat bread cut open at the center to reveal the crumb

This recipe is a partially whole grain adaptation of Kenji Lopez-Alt’s recipe for The New York Times. You can read more about our culinary science strategy adapting this recipe to include whole grains in...

spaghetti with pesto sauce in an orange bowl

From the Italian word for pounded, Genoese pesto is traditionally made by pounding fresh basil, garlic, olive oil, nuts and aged cheese in a large marble mortar with a wooden pestle.  This recipe, adapted from La Brinca restaurant in Ne, Italy, features peanuts and Parmigiano Reggiano, combined...

a slice of whole wheat savory pie filled with greens and cheese on a white plate

This versatile savory pie works well as part of a light lunch, an afternoon snack, or even at a weekend brunch. Because whole wheat flour absorbs more water, the dough might be a little stickier than you’re used to. However, the extra moisture will make for a tender crumb....

creamy soup topped with green grapes on a wooden surface

Ajo blanco is a nutty, creamy chilled soup from the Andalusia region of Spain. This recipe is inspired by a technique that Nancy Harmon Jenkins demonstrated during the 1992 Oldways Symposium in Barcelona, Seville and Madrid. For a twist on the original, this version uses peanuts and rustic...

close up of rotini pasta and vegetables

Jerk seasoning is a spice blend used in Jamaican cuisine that often includes warm spices like cinnamon, paprika, nutmeg, allspice, and cayenne. It adds a punch of flavor to this Caribbean inspired pasta dish....

cinnamon rolls on a white plate

We make these cinnamon rolls in the slow cooker, so that the dough can rise and cook all in one easy step. Whole wheat dough has the structure to withstand this type of moist cooking environment, creating a perfectly gooey cinnamon roll. However, our favorite part just might be the cinnamon date...

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Prepping a big batch of these sweet potato walnut falafels ahead of time makes mealtime easy throughout the week. A maple tahini sauce keeps things interesting, and try switching up the grains and vegetables for versatility.

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This delicious salad, an Armenian recipe, was said to have been a favorite among shepherds, who needed a quick and accessible meal after working the land all day. With bright green olives and red pomegranate seeds, this dish is a beautiful addition to a dinner party meal or holiday table.

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These Armenian stuffed flatbreads are a quick, no-yeast bread you’ll make again and again. Use your favorite herbs and greens for the filling in this recipe. ...

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