Wheat: Fuel For Life
A Vehicle for Endless Possibilities
Life’s simple ingredient is the perfect vehicle for so many combinations of meals and snacks to fuel you through the day. From sandwiches on your favourite type of bread to the endless varieties of pasta dishes you can make with wheat, it’s one of life’s most versatile yet simple ingredients to work with. The bonus? Wheat products have the nutrients you need to get you and your family through those busy days. Take a look below at some of our favourite recipes where wheat is the ideal vehicle for fueling your body.
Baguette, ciabatta bun, focaccia, hoagie roll… the list goes on for your options to make this French-inspired niçoise sandwich on! With hard-cooked eggs, green olives, tuna and lettuce, take the classic niçoise salad, pop it on your favourite sandwich bread and you’ve got a lunch that will give you long-lasting energy to finish your workday. The niçoise sandwich is a great source of carbohydrates, an important macronutrient in wheat products that provides the body with quick-digesting energy. Carbohydrates provide us with a sugar called glucose, which is the primary fuel our brain is made to run on. So, whip up this sandwich for lunch—your brain will thank you!
Sizzling with flavour and nutrients, sheet pan steak fajitas are easy to prepare and eat! The perfect weeknight meal, these fajitas are nutritious yet only require a sheet pan to make, so you don’t have to spend time cleaning up after. Use whole wheat tortillas as your vessel for a colourful array of veggies, flavourful spices and tender steak. Whole wheat is full of an awesome nutrient called fibre. Did you know? Fibre is not only good for helping with regular bowel movements but it can also help lower your risk of stroke, colon cancer, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. We promise that sheet pan steak fajitas are a delicious way to fit in more fibre!
As the weather gets colder, our cravings for warm bowls of soup increase exponentially. This ginger miso soup with udon noodles is the perfect way to transition your summer dinners into fall-friendly dishes by using any extra veggies you have at home—maybe they even came from your own garden! The combination of carbs, fat and protein in this soup make it super satisfying after a long day.
Looking for more recipes to fuel your life using wheat? Check out our recipes page for desserts, snacks, brunch meals and so much more.
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