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The fourth challenge is to eat three more servings of whole grains each day. We clarify the definitions and decode the labels so you will know exactly what you're eating and, well, approximately how much. Is "brown" bread whole-grain? Well, sometimes...

Whole-Grain Recipes

We all know whole grains are good for us, but we’ve collected the best whole-grain recipes to make them a regular part of your cooking routine.

Our Best Whole-Grain Recipes
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Our Best Whole-Grain Recipes

The fiber and nutrients associated with whole grains make them an essential part of a healthy diet, but it’s often difficult to work them into your everyday cooking. This collection of recipes uses whole grains—from brown rice to whole-wheat pasta—in a delicious variety of ways. Sometimes a dish can revolve around the grain, as in this Whole-Wheat Pasta with Edamame, Arugula, and Herbs. Other times we suggest a small substitution, like whole-wheat breadcrumbs in place of regular white breadcrumbs. Every little bit counts towards your goal of eating more whole foods.

View Recipe: Whole-Wheat Pasta with Edamame, Arugula, and Herbs

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