Add Whole Grains

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...

Support Center: How to Eat More Whole Grains

Join the conversation and get advice from experts as you try to eat three more servings of whole grains each day.

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Healthy Habits Hero: Megan Gordon

Healthy Habits Hero: Megan Gordon

"I am drawn to whole grains because they make my body feel good, and they fuel all the busy things I do during the day." — Megan Gordon, author, cooking instructor, food writer, and owner of Seattle-based Marge Granola


Mark Bittman

Healthy Habits Hero: Mark Bittman

"There's nothing easier than cooking whole grains."


Heather Johnson

Healthy Habits Graduate: Heather Johnson

"Anything you would serve over rice also works with quinoa." - Heather Johnson, Advertising agency project manager, Cincinnati


Cooking Light Reader: The Busy Young Mom

Reader Profile: The Busy Young Mom

“I don’t have much time to cook whole grains, and my husband doesn’t love them.” - Sarah Sorensen: Age 30, Tucson, Ariz.


Cooking Light Staffer Adam Hickman

Staff Profile: The Whole-Grain Seeker on a Budget

“I’m confused about what I’m getting—or not getting—when I read the labels.” - Adam Hickman: Age 25, Recipe Tester and Developer, Birmingham, Ala.


Cooking Light Reader: The Whole-Grain Newbie

Reader Profile: The Whole-Grain Newbie

“I don’t really pay attention to whole grains, but this is a chance to get healthier.” - L’Anne Gilman: Age 42, Gallery Owner, Ketchum, Idaho


Cooking Light Reader: Tammy McLeod

Reader Profile: The Carb-Wary Supermom

“I’m always taken aback by the charts and recommended number of servings. I think, ‘If I had that, I can’t imagine how much I would weigh.” -Tammy McLeod: Age 50, Electric Company VP, Phoenix AZ


Dan Barber

Healthy Habits Hero: Dan Barber

Dan Barber, Chef and co-owner of Blue Hill and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, gives his tips for savoring whole grains.



Four Whole Grains for Pickier Palates

Have trouble convincing those with pickier palates to go whole grain? Healthy Habits Coach Allison Fishman Task offers the four grains she thinks will make the transition more tasty.

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