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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.
Shredded Beet Bowl with Nori Confetti
If your beets don’t come with greens, substitute arugula or watercress.
See also Balsamic Beets
Mixed Roasted Mushrooms Over Creamy Butternut Purée
Roasting brings out the natural flavor of mushrooms and butternut squash in this nourishing light meal or side dish.
See also 4 Energy-Boosting Mushrooms
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.
Broccoli Meatballs with Garlic-Tomato Sauce
Instead of breadcrumbs, ground almonds and eggs hold together these veggie alternatives to meatballs.
See also Cream of Broccoli Soup
Garlic Herb Zucchini Noodles with Lobster
Zucchini noodles replace wheat-based pasta in this fresh meal.
Spicy Jicama Slaw
Jicama adds a fresh twist on standard slaw.
See also Spicy Jicama Carpaccio