Healthy Every Week Challenge: Eat More Whole-Grains Wrap Up

The theme of week 2 of our Healthy Challenge was "eat more whole grains." Find out how our participants fared, and get a list of their blogs to see what they ate.
By: Healthy Eats

We’re teaming up with fellow food bloggers and healthy eating advocates to host a Healthy Every Week Challenge, a month-long initiative to develop healthy eating habits. The plan is to develop a manageable healthy habit each week that will carry through the new year. Join us here and share what you’re eating on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #gethealthy.

Quite possibly the best news of the week for the healthy challengers: Corn is a whole-grain. And so popcorn is a whole-grain. Air-popped is best, and of course with minimal butter/oil on it (but sprinkle liberally with cinnamon or spices!), but yes, eat some air-popped popcorn for a snack, and you've fulfilled week 2's challenge of eating your whole grains. But the challenge participants didn't limit their grain selection to just corn -- oatmeal played a big role, as did whole-wheat flours, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice and wheat berries. What was the best grain, or form of whole grains that you ate this week? After the jump, check out a round-up of our challenge participants' blog posts about whole grain week.

Whole-Grain Goodness from Our Community:
An Uneducated Palate: Popcorn With a French Flair (pictured above)
Picky Eater Blog: Blueberry-Banana Oat Bread
Writer's Flow: Week Two: Epic Fail
Healthy Eating Starts at Home: Eat MORE Whole Grains
You Don't Look Sick: Living With Rhumatoid Arthritis: Week 2 Wrap-Up
From My Corner of Saratoga: Polenta With a Mexican Twist
Nutritious Daily: Eat More Whole Grains
Adventures in My Kitchen: Healthy Minestrone Soup 

Don't Be Too Timid and Squeamish: Homemade Corn Tortillas and Tamales, Too

City Life Eats: Whole-Grain Affinity
Cookin' In My Kitchen: Let's Get Poppin'
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