Freekeh isn't so freaky

Freekey is a healthy grain high in fiber and protein


Just when you figured out how to cook (and pronounce) quinoa, another ancient grain with a cooky name comes along: freekeh.

I was introduced to freekeh when shopping at Costco a couple months ago. I was walking through the grain aisle when I fell upon a large bag of it, advertising itself as high in fiber and protein. Always in search of healthy foods, I threw it in my cart.

Freekeh is young wheat that's been cracked and toasted. It has an earthy flavor that pairs well with meats and vegetables, but I also like to eat it for breakfast topped with bananas, chopped walnuts, and a drizzle of maple syrup.

I just love all these ancient grains popping up in our grocery store aisles. Any other finds you've come across? Let me know in the comment section below!

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