The recently revised 2005 USDA Dietary Guidelines and new food guidance system, MyPyramid, advises us to get at least 3 or more ounce-equivalents of whole grains per day. Why? Whole grains offer many nutritional benefits, including protection from various forms of cancer and prevention of heart disease.
With people looking for new ways to incorporate whole grains into their diets, traditional fiber-filled crispbreads are enjoying new popularity. Traditional crispbread like Wasa, named after a famous Swedish king and baked from an Old World recipe, can be a great source of whole grains any time of the day. Just two slices of crispbread, such as Wasa Multi Grain, provide at least one serving of whole grains.
Low in fat and calories, crunchy and delicious, crispbread is a pantry staple that you can always have on hand for quick meals or snacks, or to accompany a soup or salad. Whole grain crispbread, which has no trans fats or sugar, can be enjoyed for breakfast with yogurt and fresh berries, at lunch with smoked turkey and avocado, plain or flavored in place of your bread at dinner, or as a snack with Cheddar cheese and fresh apple slices.
"Wasa: Whole Grains for Wholesome Living," containing 16 delicious, inventive crispbread recipes and healthy lifestyle tips, can be ordered by calling 1-800-924-9272 or downloaded at www.wasa-usa.com.