3rd Day of Christmas…More Whole Grains


On the 3rd Day of Christmas my Health Guru reminded me…

  • More Whole Grains
  • Cook Your Food
  • …and Hydration is Key For Me!

When my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease, I agreed to join her on a gluten free diet.  {Oddly, or not… this was the time period that I went for my 25 month run…felt great…then thought I had magically become a “Moderate” drinker… NOPE}

Gluten Free Living cuts out wheat, barley, and rye (oats unless certified GF)… the breads that I had been traditionally taught were whole grains.  I was very familiar with eating rice…and that became a major replacement staple.

As we experimented more we were introduced to:

  • Quinoa
  • Millet
  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat


Click HERE for a good post describing 11 Gluten Free Grains.

One thing that we have learned, is that soaking grains for a few hours makes them even easier to digest.  Many of them are made just like rice with water to grain ratios.

Here a few fun Holiday recipes to try:

Food & Wine – Holiday Quinoa and Cranberry Salad

Elizabeth Rider – Pomegranate, Kale & Quinoa Salad

Relish – Spicy Millet Salad with Snowpeas

Food52 – Millet Salad with Tumeric Vinaigrette 

Fp/Julie – Rustic Buckwheat Apple Cake

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