The Grain Trust
Photograph by Christopher Testani

The Grain Trust

Grains have been a staple for millennia. Served in bread, porridge, and other prepared foods, ancient grains powered early population centers of the pre-Columbian Andes and the conquests of Alexandrian Greece. They come from hardy stock, and many are still available today. Quinoa, farro, wheat berries, and barley are all packed with fiber, protein, and amino acids, and, unlike pasta and rice, they're low on the glycemic index. They're also filling and flavorful, adding a complex nuttiness to any dish. Make one or more the backbone of an easy-to-fix post-workout meal, nutritious lunch, or hearty dinner. Follow the formula in these three recipes or use the general principles to create your own combinations of grains, vegetables, nuts, and cheese. Optional: adding lean meat. 

Facebook just added to your Activity: This Article


Stay Connected

Sign up to receive the Men’s Journal newsletter and special offers from MJ and its marketing partners.

How we use your email

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Men's Journal and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.


Spring Gear

The Best New Tools, Toys & Tech

Plus: 21 Days to Total Fitness