The quest for whole grains

24 Apr

In the nearly three weeks since my injury, the one thing that I’ve been completely unsuccessful at getting into my diet has been whole grains. The day after my surgery, I had my failed attempt at oatmeal. A little less than a week later, I dropped some fine cracker crumbs into soup, only to have them expand after absorbing moisture. For dinner today, I made an attempt at something that I really thought would work, but I was disappointed.

I made some whole wheat couscous and added a few spoonfuls to some vegetable broth, hoping to just drink it like a soup. The couscous seemed to get through the straw without any trouble, but most of it didn’t get past my teeth. I made a brief attempt at trying to blend the stuff before giving up and pouring it down the drain. I still have quite a bit of couscous left, but it’ll have to wait in the refrigerator  until I can open my mouth again.

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One Response to “The quest for whole grains”

  1. wine journal April 25, 2009 at 12:52 am #

    I could do with some whole grains in my diet as well. Out with the taco bell and burger king and in with the oats and barley! Wait… beer is also made with barley and sometimes even oats! oh the heck with it, where’s the oatmeal stout!

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