Shop Smart to Fill Your Chart: Grains, Bread, Cereal

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A variety of foods made from wheat.

A variety of foods made from wheat. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Find grains in many areas of the store, including the bread, cereal, snack, and pasta and rice aisles.

  • Make half your grains whole grains. Throughout the store, check ingredient lists and pick the items that have a whole grain listed first.
  • Whole grains include whole wheat, brown rice, bulgur, buckwheat, oatmeal, whole-grain cornmeal, whole oats, and whole rye.
  • Rice and pasta are budget-friendly grain options.
  • Choose hot cereals like plain oatmeal or whole grain dry cereal.
  • Try new whole grain snack ideas, like switching to whole-wheat crackers or popping your own popcorn.

Click below to learn how to tell if it is whole grain:

http://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/how_to_tell_whole_grain.pdf

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