Grains + Seeds
Whole grains add necessary fiber and various vitamins and minerals to our diets. It's a good habit to replace refined grains with whole grains when possible.
They indeed can be high in carbs, but thanks to their fiber content, whole grains are generally significantly lower in carbs.
I recommend having cooked rice, cooked quinoa, and even cooked barley in the freezer in a freezer-safe container to add to dishes for quick weeknight dinners easily. All you need do is defrost them in the microwave oven.
And having a jar of crispy quinoa in the refrigerator allows you to add it to casseroles, salads, and other dishes as a crunchy topping in place of breadcrumbs.
Here are a bunch of ways to use those whole grains!