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10 Great Whole Grain Recipes

Give yourself a nutritional punch with these healthy dishes

Griddle-Cooked Whole Wheat Flatbread by Raghavan Iyer

Add this Indian flatbread, also known as roti, to your next Indian meal. Exceptional as a side to curries, these can be made ahead of time for ease. Only four ingredients are needed to make this bread and it uses a skillet to bake, so you don't even have to turn on the oven.

Per serving: 68 calories, 0g fat, 15g carbohydrates, 3g protein, 2g fiber

Fresh Strawberry Pancakes by Betsy Dijulio

Give your pancakes a healthy and sophisticated makeover with this recipe. Balsamic-maple syrup and mint add new, complex flavors to these strawberry pancakes, which are also dairy-free. Enjoy with fresh orange juice for a delightful breakfast.

Per serving: 408 calories, 10g fat, 74g carbohydrates, 8g protein, 5g fiber

Steel Cut Oat and Cranberry Cookies by Debbie Gore

Quick and healthy, these cookies rely on whole-wheat flour and oats for a fiber boost. With sweeteners like cinnamon, applesauce and cranberries, you're not going to want to put them down! These cookies can be made in under 30 minutes, too, so what are you waiting for? They're good for a breakfast on the go as well.

Per serving: 153 calories, 5g fat, 24g carbohydrates, 5g protein, 3g fiber

Fennel Seed and Rosemary Breadsticks by Brigit Binns

These crunchy breadsticks are a great alternative to their traditionally high-fat, buttered versions. Ingredients such as rosemary, orange zest and fennel are used for a delectable outcome. Whole wheat, polenta and all-purpose flour create a diversified flavor as well, making them a perfect savory side to an Italian meal.

Per serving: 67 calories, 3g fat, 9g carbohydrates, 2g protein, 1g fiber

African Millet Salad With Corn and Peppers by Robin Asbell

Versatile as a lunch or side dish, this salad is infused with both sweet and spicy ingredients such as cayenne and allspice. Green bell peppers and crunchy corn add refreshing flavor and texture to this salad, as well as good nutrients. If you're looking for a new kind of salad that you'll love, give this a try.

Per serving: 212 calories, 9g fat, 30g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 4g fiber

Eve Avocado, Tomato, Alfalfa, Russian and Seven-grain by Kenny Shopsin

Savory fruits and sprouts are the star of this sandwich, making it a great vegetarian alternative to meat sandwiches. Because this sandwich is so fibrous and high in protein, it will keep you satisfied longer. It is also easy to prepare; just layer all ingredients on the bread, and you're done; no stovetop required.

Per serving: 309 calories, 17g fat, 33g carbohydrates, 9g protein, 11g fiber

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