Congratulations to our 2016 Whole Grains Month contest winners!

photos of winning entries for 2016 whole grains month contest

September is Whole Grains Month and every year the Oldways Whole Grains Council celebrates with special events and promotions. This year we hosted an Instagram photo contest throughout the entire month of September. Our 2016 contest theme was #SpotWholeGrains Away From Home. Each day, we  featured a new whole grain restaurant item on our Instagram account (@Oldways_PT), and encouraged others to #SpotWholeGrains wherever they ate out. We  regrammed some of our favorites – and at the end of the month, we selected four winners to receive a gift card to a leading restaurant serving whole grain options, as well as a whole grain cookbook. 

See official contest rules here.

Winners received a $100 gift card for one of these restaurants:



California Pizza Kitchen: whole grain menu items include the Quinoa + Arugula salad, a Hearth-Roasted Halibut served with butternut squash farro and baby kale, a multigrain penne option for pasta dishes, and a whole wheat crust option for pizzas

Maggiano’s Little Italy: whole grain pasta is available for most pasta dishes

Subway: 9-Grain Wheat and 9-Grain Honey Oat breads are available for all sandwiches, and deliver 24g of whole grains per serving

Pret: plentiful whole grain options, including a Thai Chicken Power Lunch on a bed of lentils a quinoa, a Grains and Greens salad with quinoa, a Sweet Potato and Curry Cauliflower Quinoa Rice Pot, a hot chicken burrito stuffed with red quinoa, an egg and quinoa pot, bircher muesli, a blueberry and granola pot, five grain oatmeal, steel cut oatmeal, and a plethora of sandwiches (such as balsamic chicken and avocado, or cheddar and tomato) that come standard on 9-grain granary bread.

We also gave out a bundle of discount coupons for whole grain products, with every order placed from the Oldways webstore during September 2016. It’s yet another way to celebrate Whole Grains Month!