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You wanna know something? I try to get my kid to eat whole grains – but I won’t hardly eat them myself. I love whole grain cereals, but bread is a whole ‘nother ballgame. I just can’t do it. Unless I toast it….yeah, I can sorta eat whole grain bread toasted. Otherwise, I feel like I’m chewing on a cereal box.


So…I try to get my whole grains in other forms like the cereals but then I found out that Suddenly Salad (love their bacon/ranch pasta salad. Mmmm.) came out with – wait for it…

The new Suddenly Grain Salad™ mixes! Yes’sireee. And omgeee. They’re GOOD!!! I love the taste, texture, and the way it looks. It just looks pretty to me, and I love to eat pretty food! The new Suddenly Grain Salad™  mixes have blends like brown rice, wild rice, quinoa and then they’re dolled up with herbs and spices in a boil-in-a-bag for easy cooking! They also have dried fruit (YUM), vegetables and/or nut mix-ins along with a dressing packet to top the whole thing off!

harvest grains

We were sent 3 different varieties to try and we tried the Harvest Grains one first. The Southwest Grains and the Tuscan Grains are still in my cabinet, but I’m telling you – if they’re as good as this Harvest Grains one, then I’m ALLLLLL in!!!! I’m in love with this stuff. The Harvest Grain variety includes yummy dried cranberries and almonds.


Dale isn’t much of a rice man, so that’s just fine. I get to keep it all to myself. I made it for lunch, and had plenty with some leftover for the next day too. But these are perfect to incorporate into your main dish or as a side dish for a quick weeknight meal.

If you wanna try these new Suddenly Grain Salad™  mixes, you can find them in your rice and grains, or pasta aisle at the grocery store!

Do you think these new Suddenly Grain Salads are something you’d like to try? If so, which flav-ah??!! Inquiring minds want to know…drop us a comment below!

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