Whole-Grain Recipes to Help You Live Longer


Healthy recipes for hearty whole grains, such as quinoa, bulgur and barley.

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Oatmeal-Rhubarb Porridge


Perk up your morning oatmeal with the addition of tangy rhubarb. Using milk for this oatmeal gives it a calcium boost, but the recipe also works well with water--and you'll save about 60 calories.

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Bean Burgers with Spicy Guacamole


These bean burgers will even please carnivores. The cornmeal coating gives a pleasant crunch and smoked paprika, cumin, cilantro and guacamole add Southwestern flavor.

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Cheesy Popcorn


Freshly grated Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper dress up air-popped popcorn.

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Overnight Oatmeal


Here is an easy way to serve a crowd a hearty breakfast before facing the elements for a day of winter sports. You can assemble it in the slow cooker in the evening and wake up to a bowl of hot, nourishing oatmeal. The slow cooker eliminates the need for constant stirring and ensures an exceptionally creamy consistency. It is important to use steel-cut oats; old-fashioned oats become too soft during slow-cooking.

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Wild Mushroom & Barley Risotto


In this pungent mushroom risotto, we substitute fiber-rich barley for the more traditional arborio rice. Any combination of mushrooms will work; if you use shiitakes, remove the stems from the caps before using.

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Toasted Quinoa Salad with Scallops & Snow Peas


This scallop-studded quinoa salad gets an exciting texture from crunchy snow peas, red bell pepper and scallions. Feel free to substitute shrimp or thin slices of chicken for the scallops.

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Barley Hoppin' John


Traditionally made with rice, this classic Southern dish gets great toothsome texture here from quick-cooking barley instead. Serve with a green salad.

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Warm Quinoa Salad with Edamame & Tarragon


Quinoa, a super food from South America, is packed with protein and fiber. Toasting it gives it a slightly nutty taste, a complement to the walnuts and a foil to the lemony tarragon dressing. Try this salad over greens of any sort: fresh arugula, Boston lettuce leaves or wilted spinach.

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Lemon-Parm Popcorn


Perk up your popcorn with a bit of lemon pepper and Parmesan cheese.

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Quinoa with Latin Flavors


Cilantro, lime and scallions lend a bright finish to delicate quinoa. This versatile side pairs well with seafood, poultry or pork.

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Sesame-Honey Tempeh & Quinoa Bowl


Here we toss tempeh with a honey-sesame sauce and serve it over quinoa and shredded carrots for a satisfying vegetarian meal. Serve with sesame breadsticks.

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Bacony Barley Salad with Marinated Shrimp


Here's a great example of how to cook a healthy dish in minutes--simply cook the bacon in the same pan as the barley to enrich the flavor, add some purchased cooked shrimp, a few aromatic vegetables, and you've got dinner (or a hearty potluck dish) in no time flat.

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Amaranth Pudding with Amaretto Cream


Amaranth grains, which are as tiny as poppy seeds, make this comforting, amaretto-spiked pudding creamy and delicious.

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