Whole Grains is the theme to this week’s Real Food Experience Meal Plan.
Week 2 of the challenge is to incorporate more whole grains into your diet. This simple change is easy to do with a little planning. In all of this week’s dinners, I’ve substituted conventional grains for whole wheat or more natural products. For instance, Tuesday night California Sushi bowl is made with short grain brown rice instead of traditional white sushi rice and on Friday’s Pizza Night I’m using a whole wheat pizza crust. Other days, I’ve added healthier side dishes using corn, quinoa, and buckwheat or soba noodles.
Making these small changes is what the Real Food Experience is all about. All of these small changes equal up to a healthier you. Find out more about the Experience and join us in living healthier in 2015.
This week’s New Food of the Week is Buckwheat or Soba Noodles. These are a staple in Japanese cuisine. Wednesday, I’ll be making a quick and easy Yakisoba with vegetables and shrimp. This noodle dish takes about 15 minutes and is a favorite as a fast food meal. Buckwheat noodles have a slight nitty flavor and can be substituted in most any pasta dish. Try them this week and let me know how you like them.
Thursday – Breakfast for Dinner