MILLET TO THE RESCUE!
MILLET TO THE RESCUE!
Last week I decided to make a different breakfast cereal. I always enjoy the homemade granola that I share on the website, but now I wanted to use other grains instead of oatmeal. I decided to make the breakfast cereal recipe in my update to EAT MORE WHOLE GRAINS, but then realized I was out of quinoa.
As I was searching my cupboard for Quinoa, I saw I had a bag of Organic Hulled Millet. I went to my “The World’s Healthiest Foods” book by George Mateljan and read through all of the health benefits of millet.
Millet contains plenty of copper, manganese, magnesium, a variety of B vitamins, phosphorus, cysteine, Isdevcine, leucine, phanylanine, threonine, tryptophen, tyrosine, valine plus small amounts of many other beneficial nutrients.
Millet is packed with so many beneficial nutrients! Besides all these nutrients found in millet. it also contains lignans. They are converted by friendly flora in our intestines into mammalian lignans; including one called enterolactone that is said to help protect against breast & other hormone-dependent cancers & heart disease. (taken from The World’s Healthiest Foods”)
There are so many reasons why we should include millet in our daily diet.
With the COVID – 19 pandemic, life has changed for us as seniors. For the past 9 Sundays, we have watched church in our living room instead of going to our church in Morris.
Instead of going out for lunch afterwards with friends, we now eat at home. I am trying to make these meals tasty, enjoyable, different & above all healthy so millet fits the menu.
For even more nutrition, instead of cooking the millet in water, I used 2 1/2 cups of plain bone broth. When making bone broth for a recipe other than soup, I cook the chicken or beef bones in water with just 2 tablespoons lemon juice with no spices & herbs.
So today instead of quinoa I used millet cooked in bone broth & created a new recipe.
I enjoy a half cup every morning with toppings as mentioned in the MILLET BREAKFAST CEREAL recipe.
Millet is also an ingredient that I used in “SPINACH MILLET SALAD” and “MILLET SALAD” under salads as well as “MEATBALLS & MILLET” under the meat category. Enjoy them . . . Winnie!