5 Irresistible (and Healthy) Whole Grain Recipes

1. Chocolate and Banana Protein Crepes

chocolate crepe
What you’ll need: Eggs, whole-wheat flour, cocoa powder and/or chocolate whey protein, banana, and chocolate chips (optional). Peanut butter is a great topping or additional ingredient.
When to eat: Breakfast. Ideally on a morning when you’re going to work out later that day or the morning after a workout the day before. Also not a bad option for sweet tooth cravings after a workout.

2. Whole Wheat Italian Spaghetti

whole wheat spaghetti
What you’ll need: Whole grain pasta (Spaghetti and Penne are the most commonly available options at grocery stores), Italian sausage, red peppers, tomato sauce, veggies—best options include broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach.
When to eat: Dinner. This is a very filling meal, plus it’s easy to make in large quantities, making for great leftovers! It’s a nice energy booster, so reheat it in the microwave and have another healthy meal the next day.

3. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

peanut butter cookies
What you’ll need: Peanut Butter, whole-wheat flour, rolled oats, brown sugar, baking soda, apple sauce, eggs.
When to eat: Up to you. These are a great snack option, but can be eaten for breakfast, before a workout or as a healthier dessert after a meal. Protein and fiber abound in each bite!
Pro-Tip: bring these to your office if you really want to impress some co-workers.

4. Homemade Granola Bars

granola
What you’ll need: Rolled oats, almonds (chopped), pecans (chopped), cinnamon, flax seed, raisins, whole-wheat flour, egg(s).
When to eat: Before a workout. These are great snacks that will put enough in your stomach to keep grinding, at the gym or the office, without filling you up too much. Bring them to work and skip that second (or third) cup of coffee.

5. Japanese Hibachi Brown Rice

brown rice
What you’ll need: Brown rice, carrots (chopped), peas, soy sauce, eggs (scrambled), grilled chicken (optional pairing). Broccoli and Portabella mushrooms also great throw ins.
When to eat: Dinner or Lunch. Like the Italian pasta, this tasty dish is easy to make in bulk and tastes fine after a quick minute in the microwave the next day.

While these foods are great options, it is very difficult to get all of your nutrients from food alone. WellPath creates customized solutions tailored to your unique goals and needs to fill in those gaps.