Photo: Whole wheat tortillas.

Tortillas are often a pantry staple and can make for the base of a great breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack! Sometimes we can get stuck on only using tortillas for tacos (which are delicious) but tortillas are a versatile grain food that can be utilized in a number of…

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What are the signs next to fields? A variety sign next to a field of wheat.

You made an executive decision for your family…. You’re so sick and tired of seeing towns flash by, constant billboards and endless pavement while you’re speeding down the interstate, so you’ve taken the scenic route on an old county blacktop. You may take a bit longer to get to your…

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What kinds of wheat are there?

Anyone who has ever revamped their home’s landscaping knows that it takes hard work to figure out what plant goes where, and this isn’t just about aesthetics. While it may be your ultimate dream to lounge under a tropical palm tree in the back yard of your Vermont home, chances…

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Photo: Mom and daughter baking in the kitchen.

Did you know that children are more likely to consume and enjoy the foods that they have a hand in preparing? Getting kids in the kitchen has many benefits. Not only are children more likely to consume foods that they help prepare but inviting them into the kitchen from…

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Infographic depicting the mechanisms of Celiac Disease

The wheat grown by American farmers feeds the world – except for those afflicted by a serious autoimmune disease. During the month of May – Celiac Disease Awareness Month – the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness encourages individuals to learn the…

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Photo: Healthy sandwich.

The goals to eat healthier and exercise more typically rank among the top resolutions people make every year. A nutritious, well-balanced diet, including whole and  enriched grains combined with exercise, help minimize health risks, improve mobility and brain function, combat some cancers and other diseases, and overall just make a person feel better. We know making New…

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Whole grains comes in all shapes in sizes!

Looking for ways to increase your whole grain consumption? Check out these tips to make half of your grains whole grains! Breakfast is a great time to incorporate whole grains into your day: Choose whole grain cereal with low-fat milk in the morning. Pair eggs with a slice or two…

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Photo: Foods rich in fiber. Healthy eating.

Maybe you’ve heard about the benefits of fiber in the diet, but you’re not sure if you’re getting enough fiber. What are the benefits? And what foods contain fiber? Whole grains are an excellent source of fiber! What is Fiber? Fiber is a complex carbohydrate. There are two types,…

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Photo: Whole grains, wheat, flour, bran.

Feel like identifying whole grains is a bit of a mystery? Looking to add more whole grains to your diet but not sure where to start? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate state that we should aim to make at least half of all grains consumed in a day…

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Image: Carbohydrates complex carbs.

A quick google search of carbohydrates or “carbs” and you are likely confused about whether or not you should be consuming them. Several popular diets claim that carbohydrates are bad for your health and are associated with weight gain. However science and evidence-based research show us that carbohydrates are needed…

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