Other grains?

Discussion in 'Dieting / Supplement Discussion' started by XTrainer, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. XTrainer

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    I've long since found that I feel and perform best when I have some starchy carbs in the morning, but restrict them at other times in the day except for around my workouts (basically, Berardi's approach to moderate carb tolerance). So, for a long time, that has meant OATS. Don't get me wrong, I love oats. But I'm looking for some more, healthy, perhaps more nutrient-dense alternatives to oats. No processed cereals or anything like that here, I'm looking for realwhole grains, minimally processed if at all. Thanks.
     
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    sweet potatoes, oats, and starchy fruits are my only major carbs sources
     
  3. Mathias

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    Try Ezekiel 4:9 Bread and Pasta. http://www.foodforlife.com/

    Kasha is also great. It's roasted buckwheat. I like it better than oats and it's basically the same cooking method.
     
  4. justint

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    although not grains, other good starchy carb sources are quinoa (technically a seed), sweet potatoes, squash, etc
     
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    x2 on the Ezekiel Bread. Pricey, but good.
     
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    Not sure, but barley may be another good addition. I've got a couple bags I haven't digged into yet so I can't comment personally.
     
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    I've always overlooked quinoa, it might be time to try some. Any relative of the leafy green family is a friend to me.
     
  9. justint

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    Big tip on cooking the quinoa: cook it in chicken stock instead of water. way more flavor.
     
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    ronin0352 Lift, Eat, Sleep, Repeat

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    I saw some in Vitamin Cottage the other day and considered trying it. I don't know shit about it though.
     
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    I've never tried quinoa. Do you prepare and eat the stuff just like oats?
     
  12. Ian Coe

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    really

    I always missed eating quinoa because it sounds pretty hippish to me, but I will give it ago


    Hmm.....omlette with mince or some kind of meat and chicken stocked quinoa for breakfast

    I wonder what that would be like
     
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    More like rice. Also, you need a mesh strainer to wash the stuff in.
     
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    wow...i'm suprised that so many of you have never had it.

    My Wegman's (grocery store) has "organic" quinoa by the pound in a bin. 1.99 a pound.

    dirt cheap and delicous.

    off the top of my head, this is berardi's recipe (mind you, his portions are usually too small for me).

    1 cup of water and a binch of salt. Bring to a boil in a pot. add 1/2 cup of quinoa (it's always 2 parts water 1 part quinoa). cover with lid and cook on medium heat for 12 minutes.

    When done, apply to plate and pour two tablespoons of lemon juice on it. enjoy with chicken/fish/meat.


    OPTIONAL:

    When the kitchen timer goes off after twelve minutes. Throw in a handful or two of spinach and cover with lid again. Turn the stove off after another 20-30 seconds and let it sit on the turned off stove (i have an electric one) for another minute maybe. Then mix it up before putting on your plate.

    ALSO:

    Very easy to warm up in the microwave. Doesn't mess with taste or texture in any way. I eat this and oven baked chicken (chicken breast with a small drizzle of oil and a bit of salt, covered in garlic powder baked in the toaster oven at 400 degrees for 20-25 min)
     
  15. XTrainer

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    I considered quinoa before, but the product I saw was ridiculously expensive. 1.99/lb sure sounds good!
     

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