Hide the whole grain!!

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It may seem strange to some people who are used to using whole grains, but there really are people who are squeamish about eating whole grains. Yes, to them they think you will be chewing tree bark or swallowing saw dust. But there is hope if you wish to introduce those whole grains to your nervous family members, because you love them and really do know what's good for them.

Hide them in other things!

They are still whole grains, just hidden in some very unsuspecting treats! Here are some suggestions:

Whole grain bread that did not get eaten can be used as the bread crumbs for meat loaf, hide them by making croutons out of them, and french toast is always good as a hidden whole grain treat .

Whole oats have huge potential for hiding in regular recipes! If they are cooked, use them in muffins as part of the mixture (see an earlier post for specifics). If they are raw you can also replace bread crumbs in meat loaf with whole grain oats. Whole grain oats are great in oatmeal cookies and add a crunch to your 'strussle' topping on cobblers or pies.

Whole barley is always great hidden in soups and stews.

Rice is a whole grain and brown long grain rice is great for stuffing tomatoes (add your favorite meats, spices and sauces) and for making fried rice with little effort.

If you can learn to hide these whole grains in every day dishes, your family will be the healthier for it and no one will worry that you are feeding them 'tree bark.' They will happily eat and be the healthier for it!

Happy Milling!

Donna Miller


About Donna Miller

Donna Miller is a teacher, author, sought-after speaker and trainer. She has been a both guest and host on internet and broadcast radio talk-shows and in television interviews. She is the hostess of “Your Preparation Station” on Preparedness Radio Network. She and her husband are the Organizers of WNC Preparedness Group in Asheville, NC. She is an Adjunct Instructor for Frontier Christian University. She teaches local classes & ladies retreats for people to learn hands skills. She and her husband are the founders of Millers Grain House and, Your Preparation Station and are on the board of PREPARE Magazine. Joseph and Donna have been happily married for 27 years and have three adult children, and one daughter in-law.


  1. buysoft - September 23, 2010

    Would you mind if I use some of the info here, and I’ll leave a link back to you?…