Great Grains: Whole-Grain Recipes

So you think whole grains are all about blah brown rice and dry bran muffins? Dump the bad attitude and discover all the really delicious (and oh-so-healthy) things you can cook.

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Whole Wheat Pizzas

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Whole Wheat Pizzas

This high-fiber recipe makes four pizzas: two broccoli-and-sauce pies for the kids and two topped with arugula and pears for the adults.

Makes: 4 pizzas

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Spelt Salad with Edamame

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Spelt Salad with Edamame

Spelt is an unprocessed whole grain that adds a nutty flavor and great texture to this Asian-inspired side dish.

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Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Salad

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Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Salad

If you can make rice, you can make quinoa—it's that easy! This gourmet grain is loaded with protein, iron, and magnesium.

Makes: 6 cups

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Beef and Barley Soup

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Beef and Barley Soup

Barley is the star ingredient that makes this hearty soup so delicious.

Makes: 6 cups

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Apple-Cranberry Millet Muffin

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Apple-Cranberry Millet Muffin

We're big fans of millet, a fast-cooking grain that's a staple in African and Indian foods.

Makes: 12 muffins

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