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NOW CLOSED Wholegrain Goodness challenge: add your feedback here and be in with a chance of winning supermarket vouchers - open to non-'official' testers too - prizes to be won

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Jan-13 11:00:21

If you're one of the 'official' 50 MNers who are taking part in the Wholegrain Goodness challenge, then this is the feedback/support thread that we'd like you to post on throughout the challenge. Each of the 50 MNers who post their feedback during the challenge will be entered into a prize draw to win a £150 supermarket voucher of their choice.

If you're not an 'official' participant but want to take part in the challenge anyway, or just have wholegrain tips and ideas you'd like to share, then please add your comments below. All non-'official' participants who post their thoughts will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 supermarket voucher of their choice.

The challenge is to include wholegrain in at least one meal or snack for your family per day for two weeks, using a variety of wholegrain foods available (e.g. porridge, popcorn, oats etc.). To help, you can visit the Wholegrain Goodness website for their guide to wholegrain, for tips on how to identify wholegrain and for wholegrain recipe ideas.

The challenge starts on Monday (21 Jan) and we hope that participants will post here throughout

Please add your feedback on the following here:

~ Please share any tips and ideas you've discovered while taking part in this challenge e.g. have you found any good ways to encourage your child(ren) to choose wholegrains?

~ Have you discovered any recipes or tasty on-the-go wholegrain snacks that your family really like?

~ Have you tried out any Wholegrain Goodness recipes? How did you and your family find them?

Please add any other comments you have too - we'd love to hear from you at various stages of the challenge.


Leafmould Sat 23-Feb-13 20:47:46

Hi, not official here, but got the recipe book, and loved the look of the lamb with quinoa kebabs...... Tried to buy quinoa.....£3.99 for 500g!

There must be a way to buy the stuff a bit cheaper than that. I haven't read the thread, so am I the only one who is struggling to buy some of the ingredients?

florencebabyjo Sat 02-Mar-13 16:44:30

Hi, It has been a few weeks now since we officially did the challenge and we are now all used to whole grains daily which is great. I have felt much more aware about how we can incorporate them and the kids have been coming up with ideas themselves, amazing!

tgroom57 Wed 06-Mar-13 10:20:37

Bread freezes well - if you don't think you'll finish the loaf then freeze half on the day of purchase. Always good to find half a loaf in the freezer when you thought you had none. (newbie)

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-Mar-13 16:37:55

Thanks to everyone who took part in this product test - asked me to pass on this message:

"Thanks so much MNers - we've really enjoyed reading your posts and have learnt lots! I hope the Wholegrain Goodness Challenge has inspired you smile

The Mumsnet team will now draw the lucky prize draw winners, to receive a voucher from us for a supermarket of their choice - £150 for an 'official' Wholegrain Goodness Challenge MNer and £100 for an 'unoffical' tester - good luck to you all!

Please do pass on your wholegrain tips and ideas and recommend to friends. Look out for new recipes on the website and if you haven't already, make sure you get a recipe booklet. Remember, if you have any nutrition questions about wholegrains, oats or rapeseed oil just ask our nutritionist - we hope to hear from you! Thanks again thanks"

AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 14-Mar-13 17:30:49

The winners have now been chosen - CheeseStrawWars wins £150 voucher for taking part as an official tester and SandWitch wins a £100 voucher for taking part as an unofficial tester. Well done to you both!!

Gilla01 Sat 30-Mar-13 22:28:42

I like the bread with added seeds, etc. Makes great toast. Have been eating more porridge this cold weather as well, and am sure that this is good for the digestion.

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