Category: Grains

Basic Brown Rice

My digestive system needs fiber, and I'll bet yours does, too! Complex carbs like brown rice are filling and do not spike your blood sugar like simple carbs. Enjoy some brown rice everyday to stay regular, feel full, and create a lovely foundation for your vegetables and proteins.

Basic Polenta

What is polenta? This international grain is a lovely side dish in our household. Take the time to cook cornmeal grits/polenta at home and avoid the instant variety. Polenta is sometimes eaten with maple syrup. A common dish in the cuisine of the Southern United States is grits, with the difference that grits are usually made from cooked, coarsely ground, corn kernels (ground hominy). Polenta is similar to boiled maize dishes of Mexico, where both maize and hominy originate. I like Bob's Red Mill Organic Corn Grits/Polenta.

Brown Basmati Pilaf

You can dress up this simple recipe with vegetables, your favorite seasonings, or leftover proteins for a quick main dish!

Coconut Brown Rice

We eat yummy oatmeal yet sometimes want something new. This coconut brown rice is a great morning meal!

Baked Stuffed Bell Peppers

Baked bell pepper recipe with complex carbs and healthy fats. Great for everyone balancing their blood sugar.