Thursday, 16 January 2014

Wholegrain Goodness Challenge

I am pleased to tell you that I am an "Official Tester" for the Mumsnet Wholegrain Goodness Challenge!

Starting next week I will be including wholegrain in at least one of our meals a day for two weeks!

I will be changing white flours for wholemeal flours, adding oats, changing cereals, swapping our regular rice and pasta for brown rice and brown pasta, adding barley and will definitely be doing some wholegrain bakes!

This challenge is in association with who are a non profit campaign that are aiming to spread awareness of the importance of including wholegrain in our diets. Nutritionists encourage eating at least three servings of wholegrain a day. I was not actually aware of this, yes I knew that it was good for you and that you should be incorporating it into your diet but I didn't know that they recommend that you actually eat three servings a day!
Thankfully I am not alone in now knowing this!
A recent survey showed that 95% of adults do not know this and almost a third do not eat any at all!

Between now and Sunday I am going to be looking for different ideas and thinking of some new recipes.

During the next two weeks I will be sharing our challenge on Mumsnet and also on here.

I am excited and curious to see how our two weeks will go and if we will find it easy to carry on once the challenge has finished!

You can follow the Mumsnet challenge on


  1. Good luck. It's not as hard as people think. Brown rice, for instance has a lovely nutty flavour. I generally include wholemeal flour, spelt or buckwheat in my bakes and it not only adds goodness, but also flavour.

    1. What has put us off in the past is the increased price of wholegrain foods. I often bake wholegrain bread and spelt too but I am looking forward to trying new grains in our meals :-)


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