#LaCostaLiveWell Challenge: Day 4

Posted by on 2014 Jan 13th with No Comments

Adventure into Varying your Grains #LaCostaLiveWell Challenge

While most of us are aware of the benefits of trading white bread for wheat, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with the same-old, same-old, and also isn’t a rule held for breads. Whole wheat is often a fine option for most, but why not mix it up with one of these?

- Barley (gluten)Quinoa Cup is a great alternative to wheat when planning healthy food options. #LaCostaLiveWell
– Quinoa (seed)
– Millet
– Rice
– Spelt (gluten)
– Teff
– Kamut (gluten)
– Corn
– Oatmeal (may contain gluten)
– Bulgur
– Amaranth
– Buckwheat
– Couscous
– Whole Wheat
– Rice (brown/wild)
– Triticale
– Rye (gluten)

Remember, wheat-free doesn’t necessarily mean gluten-free, so be diligent in checking ingredients if you experience any sort of gluten intolerance or allergy. Enjoy these grains in pasta, cereals, breads and flour for baking.

Omni La Costa Resort Nutritionist, Katherine shares healthy alternatives to wheat. #LaCostaLiveWellLaCostaLiveWell tip courtesy of Katherine Toldedo, MSRD, Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Nutritionist
In addition to our new state-of-the-art athletic club at Omni La Costa, our nutritionist can provide counseling to help you learn to concentrate on low-fat menu planning and healthy eating that will assist you in achieving your fitness goals.

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