Packed with complex carbohydrates and naturally low in fat, grains make a great alternative to starchy vegetables like potatoes. With these tasty ideas, you'll find it easy to go with the grain
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Quinoa is packed with nutritional benefits and is naturally gluten-free. It’s versatile too – use in place of oats for breakfast, instead of rice in pilafs or as a stuffing.
These pale brown grains need minimal cooking and are rich in protein and magnesium. Their nutty favour works well in Middle Eastern dishes, such as tagines.
Bulgur wheat, spelt and haricot beans:
A blend of grains, wheat and pulses – all rich in fibre. Cook, then toss with a light dressing to make a satisfying quick side dish.
Ready in 35 minutes
240g bulgur wheat
1½ lemons, 1 zested, all juiced
300g Simply M&S British chicken breast fllets, skin removed
2 garlic cloves, chopped 500g Simply M&S Savoy cabbage
300g Simply M&S broccoli, cut into small, bite-sized florets
1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for griddling
2 tbsp Simply M&S low-fat natural yogurt
6 Simply M&S salad onions, trimmed and sliced, including the green tops
Fat: 10.5g (saturated 2.2g)
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