5 Breakfast Grains to Start Your Day off Right!

Tired of eating the same old, plain oatmeal in the morning?

Try these 5 delicious whole grain options that aren’t oatmeal!

1. Amaranth

Amaranth can be flattened into flakes and is becoming popular in breakfast cereals. It has higher quality protein and contains more healthy fats.

2. Quinoa

Eating quinoa for breakfast boosts your mineral intake. Add fruit and nuts like you do with oatmeal. 1 Cup of quinoa also has as much protein as an egg!

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3. Teff

This molasses-flavored grain can be cooked into porridge and is a good source of both calcium and iron.

4. Buckwheat

Buckwheat pancakes aren’t new, but compounds in buckwheat may help reduce blood pressure. Replace half the flour in your standard pancake recipe with this whole grain.

5. Whole-grain corn grits

Look for cornmeal that was ground whole, not the degerminated kind. Whole grain corn may help feed the healthy bacteria in your gut.

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