We know how hard it is to ensure you and your family are enjoying a healthy lifestyle that includes whole grains. Every Tuesday we will release a #TrainWithGrainsTip that will help you include whole grains into your healthy lifestyle.
Our tip this week is:
Planning you snacks for watching that hockey or football game this week. Go for a fibre or protein base snack – these will help keep you full longer and manage your hunger between meals.
Try mixing oats and soy butter in an energy ball or grabbing a couple handfuls of trail mix. Mixing your favourite cereal with pretzels, raisins, and nuts satisfies the sweet and salty.
Fresh fruit and vegetables or whole wheat crackers and cheese are always good options too!
Our Soy Hummus recipe is great with fresh cut vegetables, pretzels or crackers!
In this unique version of hummus, traditional sesame seed tahini is replaced with the equally â€śnuttyâ€ť taste of soy butter. Bonus: itâ€™s now school-safe for classrooms where nuts and seeds are restricted!
â€˘ Can of black beans (or Â˝ cup dried black beans, soaked overnight and boiled until soft)
â€˘ ÂĽ cup dried pearl barley, soaked overnight and cooked on the stove
â€˘ ÂĽ green onion, chopped fine
â€˘ 1/3 cup carrots, diced fine
â€˘ Â˝ cup leafy greens (tougher greens like kale work best)
â€˘ 2 tbsp bread crumbs
â€˘ 1tbsp olive oil
These nostalgic and simple corn dogs are perfect for kids (and adults!) to have as quick and tasty meal during the busy summer months. Don’t forget the mustard on top!
â€˘ Â˝ cup cornmeal
â€˘ Â˝ cup all-purpose flour
â€˘ ÂĽ tsp salt
â€˘ 1/8 tsp black pepper
â€˘ 1/8 cup white sugar
â€˘ 2 tsp baking powder
â€˘ 1 egg
â€˘ Â˝ cup milk
â€˘ Vegetable oil for frying
â€˘ 8 hot dogs or sausages of your choice
1. In a large bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt and pepper, sugar, and baking powder; then mix in the egg and milk;
2. Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat;
3. Insert wooden skewers into the hot dogs; roll them in the batter until they are well coated;
4. Fry two or three corn dogs at a time until lightly browned, and drain them on paper towels.