Kids not a big fan of 100% whole grain bread?
Use one slice of 100% whole grain bread and one slice of their favorite bread. Cut the sandwich into quarters, flip half of the quarters on their plate and call it a “checkerboard” sandwich! This easy tip adds stealth nutrition, fiber, and texture!
Brush both sides of a naan flatbread with olive oil and sprinkle with your favorite no-salt-added seasoning blend. Cut into strips and bake at 400F for 15 minutes. Cool and keep in an airtight container as a cracker alternative for soups, hummus or cream cheese spread. Top your favorite dip or spread by adding some nutrient-dense flair by sprinkling on some chopped nuts, cucumbers and tomatoes!
Did somebody say pizza?
Grab a pita round and top with your favorite sauce and toppings. Bake at 425F for 10 min. Voila!
Breakfast in a rush?
Assemble scrambled eggs, ham and cheese on English Muffins or Bagels. Wrap tightly in waxed paper or foil and put in a freezer bag. Freeze up to one month, until ready to use. When ready to eat, remove from bag and unwrap. Wrap in a paper towel and microwave for 1 min at 50% power, flip sandwich over and microwave another 1 on high or until heated through. Out.The.Door!
Family not keen on 100% whole grain staples?
Here are a few tips to try to boost the nutrition and make every bite count!
- Mix the whole grain version half and half with the familiar version.
- Pair enriched grain staples with nutrient-dense vegetables, fruits, low-fat protein or dairy to round out the meal.
- Swap in whole or partially whole-grain versions for family favorites like pizza, mac ‘n cheese, hot dogs and hamburgers to amp up the nutrition!