Have you ever tried quinoa, millet, spelt, farro or amaranth?
These grains might not be a staple in the typical American diets, but they’ve actually been around for centuries, and they’re all loaded with vitamins and nutrients.
I eat quinoa regularly, but I’ve had millet and amaranth sitting in my cupboard for ages. I’ve attempted to make amaranth porridge for breakfast a few times, and I haven’t found a version that I like. So I was excited when Kaiti George, the dietitian at HyVee, said she would teach an ancient grains class for me and my Eat, Drink and Be Healthy Dinner Club.
Our group began as just a few of us meeting for healthy potluck dinners, and quickly expanded into more. We’ve taken an essential oils class, we took a tour of the HyVee Health Market and I threw us a Healthy Holiday Cocktail Party. We’re just a small group of women who want to learn about healthy living!
Here’s what we ate and what we learned at our Ancient Grains Class…