Quick Weeknight Whole-Grain Recipes

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on May 17, 2015
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Sydney Oland
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Eating whole grains doesn’t have to be a chore—you just need to do a little planning and make sure to pick the right grain. The recipes featured below use quick-cooking grains and simple recipes to make sure you’re getting all the whole-grain goodness you can handle on a busy weeknight. If you’re willing to prep in advance, feel free to cook the grains for these recipes ahead of time to make weeknight cooking even more of a breeze.

Green Hand Rolls with Brown Rice

Sydney Oland

Sydney Oland

These supergreen-filled hand rolls will satisfy that mid-week sushi craving without breaking the bank, while giving you a healthy dose of vegetables and grains in one delicious bite.

Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Clams, Lemon and Peas

Sydney Oland

Sydney Oland

A play on the classic spaghetti and clams, this recipes uses whole grain pasta and plenty of light spring inspired ingredients. High quality whole clams will keep in your fridge on ice for one day if you’re shopping in advance.

Millet-Stuffed Peppers

Sydney Oland

Sydney Oland

Whole-grain millet can be found at any store with a good natural section, and it makes a fantastic weeknight grain because it cooks up quickly! Try using it in place of rice as a fast side when you’re feeling rushed.

Quinoa and Vegetable Pancakes with Spicy Shrimp

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Sydney Oland

Savory pancakes are the ultimate fast dinner: They come together super fast and you can pack them with leftover vegetables from your fridge for a quick, healthy meal that’s loaded with fiber.