Whole grain intentions fall flat

Last fall I came up with the idea of a theme for each weeknight meal to help inspire creativity in meal planning.  Overall, the plan works but some weeks it’s just too much effort to get inspired on Whole Grain Wednesday.

Pork loin w/mustard seed crust

Pork loin w/mustard seed crust

I actually soaked a cup of wheat berries with the goal of working them into tonight’s menu. But that was two days ago. Smelling quite sour, those babies were tossed out with dinner scraps last night. Ok, I tried. On to pork loin with mustard seed crust, mashed yams, and a romaine salad with avocado, pecans, shredded carrots and Gorgonzola.  It’s a strange combo but it all went down okay.  The guys didn’t blink at the absence of Whole Grains.  After all, the industry group reports 40 percent of teen-agers eat NO whole grains.

Actually, I’m wondering if those mustard seeds might just qualify as whole grains.


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