When I say "fancy" I mean something that sounds exotic to me, like quinoa, millet, couscous.
I still haven't tried my barley, so keep your fingers crossed!
Leah's Whole Grains Reviews:
I was super excited to try quinoa. I had heard from many people how awesome it is, how delicious, filling, protein-filled... all of it. Gag. I did not care for it. But it wasn't nearly as gross to me as
Another fail. I am hoping that I made this wrong, because it was kind of crunchy, which is what turned me off. I made it according to the package instructions though, so hmmm...
I actually love couscous! This was a pleasant surprise after the failure of both quinoa and millet. Though I had tried it before (thanks, Joel!), I hadn't tried the whole wheat version, and I'm happy to announce that I love it.
4) Brown Rice.
Not fancy, not interesting, but I love brown rice! I could eat it at every meal, and there have been days that I do. I especially love it with some EVOO, sunflower seeds, and beans.
Another not fancy whole grain. But I LOVE OATMEAL. Some days I will have oatmeal for dinner, which is awesome. Actually, I think I will have oatmeal for dinner tonight. :-)
Yay for popcorn! I love that this is a whole grain. Feels like cheating when I eat this. I have finally learned to embrace air-popped popcorn, after perfecting my technique of preparing it. Want to know my "secret"? Okay, here it is: Put the air-popped pocorn into a bag (plastic or paper both work fine), add a teaspoon or two of a healthy oil (I prefer EVOO) and a dash of sea salt, and shake it up. Then either pour into a bowl or if eat straight from the bag! I haven't snuck it into a movie theatre yet, but don't think I won't.
***I GIVE UP ON EDITING THESE PHOTOS!!! WHATEVER I DO, THE BROWN RICE PICTURE ENDS UP IN THE MIDDLE!!! IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING.***