Adding more whole grain foods to our diet has been something I've been working on for quite some time now. It is an easy thing to do too.
Whole Grain Breads
I like to bake my own bread from scratch. When I buy bread products I really read the labels so I make sure I'm getting good quality items with minimal processing and little to no additives or preservatives.
Whole Grain Cereals
I've cut down dramatically on the amount of ready to eat cereals I buy. I focus on whole grain cereals like plain Cheerios, shredded wheat, corn flakes and rice krispies. Mostly now we eat oatmeal and homemade granola. We love oatmeal and it is really delicious with fruit and nuts added to it.
Rice & Pasta
We prefer white rice over brown and regular semolina pasta as well as whole wheat varieties. We eat rice and pasta fairly often but we are careful not to overeat it buy consuming huge portions.
The biggest thing for me with regard to whole grain foods is limiting the amount of sugars, corn syrup, sodium, additives and preservatives in these foods. Reading labels is a very important part of making healthy choices. The fewer items on the ingredient list the better.