Ancient Grains: 10 Recipes to Put New Tastes in Your Diet
Feeling adventurous? You might want to give “ancient grains” a try in soup, salad, breakfast, and dessert recipes. These alternatives to wheat, rice and other common grains tend to be more nutritious and let you change up your favorite dishes or try something new.
Farro with egg and asparagus (pictured) Start your day right with this hearty breakfast, which has a base of filling farro!
Quinoa with Latin flavors Cilantro, lime, and scallions perk up this quinoa side dish. Quinoa is technically a seed, but it’s included with ancient grains due to its similar health attributes, texture, and use.
Freekeh with Brussels sprouts, apple, dried cranberries, honey, and pomegranate Delicious main or side salad is loaded with antioxidants from the Brussels sprouts, cranberries, and pomegranate components.
Spelt crust pizza with fennel, prosciutto, and apples Make it a meal or bring it along as a healthy appetizer to your next gathering. Ricotta cheese and linseed oil combine with ancient grain spelt for the crust.
Corn and amaranth griddle cakes with spicy black beans Try this dish for a hearty dinner sans meat. Garnish with fresh avocado and pico de gallo.
Kamut sand cookies These crumbly, sweet confections make for a perfect after-dinner treat.
Give ancient grains a try and enjoy their flavors and healthy benefits!
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