Whole Grain Recipes

Eating whole grains can be a delicious treat with these recipes. Replacing refined grains with whole grains may help improve insulin sensitivity, blood glucose control, and your weight. Plus, whole grains may reduce your risk of health issues that often accompany diabetes, such as heart disease and hypertension.

Buffet Wild Rice

This savory, crunchy-chewy side dish is overflowing with whole grains, pea pods, and golden raisins.

View the Recipe

Turkey Reuben

This sandwich uses reduced-calorie Thousand Island salad dressing and swaps turkey and lightly dressed coleslaw for corned beef and sauerkraut -- all in the interest of better health and great taste. Make it on whole grain rye bread.

View the Recipe

Chicken and Brown Rice Salad

You can whip up this salad in minutes, leaving lots of time to enjoy family and friends.

View the Recipe

Barley-Vegetable Chicken Soup

On cold winter days, heat this soup on the stove for a ready-made healthful meal. It's comforting like chicken noodle soup, only made with whole grain barley.

View the Recipe

Italian Beans with Pesto

Next weekend, get a jump on Monday's or Tuesday's lunch or supper by preparing this savory meatless combo and stashing it in the refrigerator.

View the Recipe

Tabbouleh with Edamame and Feta

This zesty Mediterranean salad makes a great vegetarian main dish; or serve 1/2-cup portions as a side dish with broiled or grilled chicken, beef, or pork.

View the Recipe

Saucy Meatballs

You can give this hearty sauce an Italian, Mexican, or Cajun spin depending on the seasoning and type of tomatoes you use. Spooning the sauce over spaghetti squash instead of pasta helps keep the dish low in carbohydrates.

View the Recipe

Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Rather than making a roux by browning flour in oil or butter, this healthy rendition of classic Creole gumbo browns the flour in a skillet with reduced-sodium chicken broth.

View the Recipe

Corn and Bean Quinoa Pilaf

Not only does quinoa add a crunchy texture and nutty flavor to dishes, it's also high in protein and rich in calcium.

View the Recipe

Spiced Irish Oatmeal

Steel-cut oats are larger than ordinary rolled oats because they're cut into pieces rather than being rolled.

View the Recipe

Granary Bread

This hearty bread is easy to make. If baking in your bread machine, look for gluten flour at a health-food store or the baking aisle of a supermarket.

View the Recipe

Barley-Oat Chocolate Chip Cookies

Whole wheat flour, rolled oats, barley flour, oat bran, and wheat bran pack these yummy chocolate chip cookies with grainy goodness.

View the Recipe

Almond Fudge Rounds

White whole wheat flour is made from a naturally occurring albino variety of wheat. It has all the fiber and other health advantages of regular whole wheat flour without the dark color. Look for it in the baking aisle at the supermarket.

View the Recipe

Mango Coffee Cake

Whether you serve it for dessert or as part of a brunch menu, this fruity favorite will bring a touch of the tropics to a meal.

View the Recipe

Pick-Me-Up Bars

White whole wheat flour and dates provide a combination of fast carb energy and slower carb energy to help pick you up and keep you going.

View the Recipe

Ginger-Pear Muffins

Pieces of juicy pear inside and a crispy oat bran mixture on top boost these tender muffins to delicious heights.

View the Recipe

Walnut-Raspberry Thumbprints

These jam-filled tidbits are a festive addition to any cookie tray. And, they're so delicious, nibblers will never know they were made with whole wheat pastry flour.

View the Recipe

Diabetic Living Video

Comments

Loading comments...
Special Offer!