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6 Satisfying Recipes with Absolutely NO Refined Grains

Swap in these grain-free recipes from our friends at Vegetarian Times and Clean Eating to reduce your intake of refined grains like pasta, crackers, and white bread.

Grains can be good for your heart, but we tend to load up on too many of the refined type, which, unlike whole grains including millet, quinoa, barley, and brown rice, are stripped of their fiber-rich bran and nutrient-rich germ, leaving only the endosperm for small amounts of vitamins and minerals. Swap in these grain-free recipes from our friends at Vegetarian Times and Clean Eating to reduce your intake of refined grains like pasta, crackers, and white bread.

See also Should You Go Grain-Free? 4 Healthy Diet Tips to Try it Out

Shredded Beet Bowl with Nori Confetti

Shredded Beet Bowl with Nori Confetti

If your beets don’t come with greens, substitute arugula or watercress.

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See also Balsamic Beets

Mixed Roasted Mushrooms Over Creamy Butternut Purée

Mixed Roasted Mushrooms Over Creamy Butternut Puree

Roasting brings out the natural flavor of mushrooms and butternut squash in this nourishing light meal or side dish.

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See also 4 Energy-Boosting Mushrooms

Roasted Carrots with Mint Chermoula

Roasted Carrots with Mint Chermoula

Chermoula is a textured North African marinade made of herbs, oil, and lemon juice. Here, it makes a fresh and fragrant topping for roasted carrots.

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See also Sautéed Lacinata Kale with Matchstick Carrots

Broccoli Meatballs with Garlic-Tomato Sauce

Broccoli Meatballs with Garlic Tomato Sauce

Instead of breadcrumbs, ground almonds and eggs hold together these veggie alternatives to meatballs.

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See also Cream of Broccoli Soup

Garlic Herb Zucchini Noodles with Lobster

Garlic Herb Zucchini Noodles with Lobster

Zucchini noodles replace wheat-based pasta in this fresh meal.

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See also Zucchini “Fettuccine” with Fresh Marinara

Spicy Jicama Slaw

Spicy Jicama Slaw

Jicama adds a fresh twist on standard slaw.

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See also Spicy Jicama Carpaccio