Eat Whole Grains for Better Health!

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I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Roman Meal. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item to thank me for participating.

If you are trying to live a healthier lifestyle, you may sometimes feel the way I do, confused. There is so much information available wherever you turn, I sometimes don’t know where to start. I am not into fad diets, miracle products or get skinny quick methods. I just want to eat wholesome food that tastes good, get my body moving more  and pay better attention to what goes into my mouth. Where to start? I  plan to start with the basics.

 

Confession, I eat a lot of bread. Probably, more than I should, but I just have to have bread. Eating a lot of bread isn’t going to be a problem for me as long as I make good choices.  The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends that you make half the grains you eat whole. Whole grain products are a basic good for you food. They are chock full of vitamins and minerals. Whole grain foods contain complex carbohydrates to give you energy, may help prevent heart disease,  contains fiber that helps fill you up and regulate your digestive system, which can lead to weight loss.  Sounds good right?  Yes and no. Just follow a few simple steps and you will find the whole grain bread products that you and your family will love.

Whole grain products such as bread, crackers, rice, pasta and snacks are readily available on any grocery shelf. BUT, be sure you are really getting the WHOLE grain. Start by reading the ingredient list on the products you plan to buy. If you see the words, enriched, bleached or fortified you may not be getting a real whole grain product. The ingredient list should say Whole Grain, that word whole is very important to the health aspects of the food. You can also look for the whole grain seal. Don’t rely on color or the word wheat, always check your ingredient list.

 

When I eat bread it’s important to me that it tastes great and I want to know that it is as fresh as it can be. Roman Meal Bread is one of the better tasting brands we have tried. Roman Meal bread is always baked fresh locally and is never frozen and shipped frozen. One serving of Roman Meal bread (two slices) has 21 grams of whole grains – more than 40% of the recommended daily value of whole grains. Great taste and lots of health benefits, means I can eat Roman Meal bread and know I am putting something good into my mouth. Check out the video experiment we did. Whole Grain Bread vs White Bread. I bet you’ll be surprised by the results. 

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Are whole grain products part of your healthy eating plan?

Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!

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21 Comments

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    Laura Hinckley
    April 15, 2014 at 12:14 am

    I really enjoyed the video. Great example to show and learn from 🙂

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    Kristin
    April 15, 2014 at 8:12 am

    I would love the whole-grain Flourentine Egg Cups. They look delish

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    Barbara
    April 15, 2014 at 4:26 pm

    Oooh! My family LOVES honey oat bread! 🙂

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    Tammilee T
    April 15, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    The eggplant and portabello mushroom sandwich sound fantastic

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    Dawn Lopez
    April 15, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    How fun! I really love the video.. what a great way to demonstrate digestion! I am really intrigued! I generally don’t eat white bread so it looks like I’m half way there. I need to check out the Roman bread, it looks so good!

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    Keikilani
    April 15, 2014 at 7:16 pm

    We eat so many sandwiches in our house! We made the switch to whole grain. All of us love it.

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    Tammi @ My Organized Chaos
    April 15, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    whoa – that experiment says it all, I need to make this switch!

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    Angela S
    April 15, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    I must confess that I also eat a lot of bread. It’s my weakness. I do stick to whole grains as much as possible though.

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    Pat w
    April 15, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    Love the old fashion grilled cheese.

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    Ellen Christian
    April 15, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    It’s so important to have whole grains. I always encourage the kids to choose them.

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    Jenn
    April 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Whole grains are so good for your health! I’m always trying to work more whole grains into our diet!

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    Jennifer Soltys
    April 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    I have been eating the heck out of this bread. I love it. Toast in the AM and grilled cheese in the PM. So yummy.

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    Amy Desrosiers
    April 15, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I am always looking for hearty new bread for my family. This looks great and would make an awesome bread pudding!

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    Jen Temcio @dapperhouse
    April 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    That is a really cool experiment! I only eat whole grain bread and Roman meal is my favorite for making grilled cheeses 🙂

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    Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations
    April 15, 2014 at 11:29 pm

    Love the video!! I think I do need to make this switch! Thanks!

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    Liz Mays
    April 15, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    They’re part of my plan, but probably not as deeply as they should be. I do like Roman Meal bread though.

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    Sofia
    April 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I only eat whole wheat, cannot stand white bread at all! Checked their recipes and although many are worth the mention I would so love to try the Whole Grain Florentine Egg Cups!!

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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen
    April 16, 2014 at 12:56 am

    Generally not here. My youngest loves bread and is gluten-free. The rest of us like either potato or rye. Well, actually I guess the rye would be a whole grain, right?

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    Tara
    April 16, 2014 at 3:01 am

    Big topic of conversation lately in our house is eating healthy and that includes eating more whole grains. I try to have my carbs early, so I usually have a piece of whole grain bread, high in fiber, in the morning with eggs.

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    Mama to 5 BLessings
    April 16, 2014 at 7:37 am

    yes, we eat whole grains and switched several years ago – much healthier option.

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    Tammilee T
    April 16, 2014 at 8:12 am

    We have been focusing on eating more whole grains. I really like the flavor of Roman Meal.

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