3 Recipes with Ancient Grains that Aren’t Quinoa

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If quinoa has you hooked on ancient grains, incorporate a greater variety of these whole, healthy, versatile grains into your diet!Our three ancient grains recipes will introduce you to a whole new world of delicious meals and their multitude of health benefits.

1. Amaranth
For a perfect midday snack to munch on, or to cook up and give as a gift, try our Sweetly Spiced Granola with Amaranth, Raisins, and Pecan Pieces. The ancient grain amaranth adds a mildly peppery, nutty flavor, and is rated number three on our Top 10 Good Mood Foods list.

Buckwheat Pancakes with Berry Sauce

2. Kasha (Buckwheat)
Our Buckwheat Pancakes with Berry Sauce are an excellent alternative to traditional pancake recipes that come straight from a box. Kasha, more commonly known as buckwheat, is an ancient grain in fruit seed form that has been proven to provide better blood sugar control, a lowered risk of diabetes, and a healthier cardiovascular system. Instead of topping your buckwheat pancakes with sugary syrup, consider trying our yummy berry sauce.

Farro Salad with apples and walnuts

3. Farro
Farro is one of the oldest cultivated grains in the world and provides a great source of complex carbohydrates and protein. Though not gluten free, farro is typically easier to digest than regular wheat. For recipes to try out that incorporate farro, try our Farro Salad with Apples and Walnuts, pictured at the top, and our Kale Caesar Salad. Both are flavorful and offer a wealth of health benefits.

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