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Week 7: The Real Food Challenge – 100% Whole Grain

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This week’s instruction for “The Real Food Challenge” looks deceptively easy:

All grains consumed must be 100% whole-grain.

According to Wikipedia, whole grains are:

  • Wheat
  • Oat
  • Barley – Hulled and Dehulled (not Pearl)
  • Maize
  • Brown rice
  • Farro
  • Spelt
  • Emmer
  • Einkorn
  • Kamut
  • Rye
  • Millet
  • Quinoa
  • Amaranth
  • Triticale
  • Teff
  • Sprouted Grains
  • Buckwheat

Common whole grain products include:

  • Whole wheat flour
  • Whole wheat Bread
  • Whole wheat Pasta
  • Rolled oats or oat groats
  • Triticale flour
  • Popcorn
  • Teff flour

Common refined non-whole grain products include:

  • White rice – a staple in our diet especially my son. My daughter seems to prefer congee or noodles, which are softer and easier to digest for a toddler.
  • White flour – bread, cakes, cookies!!!
  • White bread – easy as I don’t buy it 😀
  • Hominy
  • Pasta (non-whole wheat varieties) – frequently our weekend “go to” meal, which I am hoping to change.

Will update soon about how difficult this part of the challenge is!

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