Millet: All Dressed Up

In yesterday’s post I showed you the basic way to prepare millet (a nutrient dense, gluten free grain!).  If you missed my step-by-step instructions, check out yesterday’s post here: Daily Ingredient: Millet


Now that we’ve covered the nitty gritty, let’s get on with the fun part — dressing up this versatile grain!


I looked through the cabinets and refrigerator and came up with a  combination of textures and flavors:

fresh, flat leaf parsley
dried cranberries
raw sunflower seeds
sesame seed sticks

I added these ingredients to my cooked millet, poured a simple mixture of grape seed oil & honey on top (about 1.5T oil, 1t honey), and finished the dish with sea salt and ground pepper.



And thanks, Mom & Dad, for the fun new dishes! 🙂


2 thoughts on “Millet: All Dressed Up

    • Hey Rach! Good question. Although many people associate tryptophan (and turkey!) with sleepiness, it’s actually kind of a myth. Tryptophan is an essential amino acid (we need it!), it is found in every meat, lots of grains, beans and veggies, and it’s actually good for you. It can boost your health and your mood! 1 serving of millet only provides about 20% of the recommended daily value of tryptophan, so technically you need more. All this to say, I wouldn’t rule millet out because of the tryptophan. 🙂

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