Friday, September 7, 2012

Small Changes: White Rice to Brown

Welcome back to "Small Changes" where we talk about small things we can do to make a big impact in our lives. Don't be overwhelmed by the notion of perfect health. That's not what we're all about here :) We're about small changes that have lasting impact because they are sensible and sustainable!

I think by now we all know that brown rice has more nutritional punch than white.

It's an easy switch and I think (?) most people prefer the taste of brown rice to white. With nutty favor and a punch of fiber, you can't go wrong. And if you're out and about and find yourself at Chipotle, they offer brown rice as well as white. Go for the brown!

And if you're tired of rice, mix things up and cook up some simple whole wheat couscous, which can be found boxed in most markets, or in bulk from Whole Foods. I love cooking this because it literally takes 5 minutes and boom, you're done!

And if you're looking for an extra kick of protein and a grain getting a lot of attention, quinoa is also a fast-cooking alternative. If you'd tried and are not loving the taste, how about switching the water you cook it in to broth?

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