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Fresh Peach & Nectarine Whole Grain Cobbler Recipe - #BakedFreshLocally #sponsored #MC

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If you want to make a great sandwich, you have to use the freshest ingredients possible and that includes the bread. Roman Meal is one bread that’s fresh when it arrives at your local store, so it’s one I often recommend. But what’s really fabulous about the light brown bread is that it’s made by a family-owned and operated company since 1912 and they’re local (about 60 miles from Seattle) but their bread is baked at over 90 regional bakeries (as well as Internationally) so it’s fresh no matter where you live. Plus they were one of the first companies to offer whole grain bread nationwide.

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Roman Meal bread is made from a blend of wheat, wheat bran, wheat germ, whole rye, and flaxmeal with just a hing of sweetness added by the inclusion of molasses and honey (and NOT high fructose corn syrup!). You’ll find that all this goodness comes with  21 grams of whole grain (that’s 40% of an adults recommended requirement),  plus it’s a great source of vitamin D, calcium, and fiber. They have both traditional Roman Meal Sandwich Bread in addition to Roman Meal Round Top for those of you who like a bigger slice. Their bread averages $2.64 a loaf so it’s economical as well.

Plus because Roman Meal has such a great texture and weight, it’s perfect in recipes. Everything from main dishes to desserts and especially for breakfast. The brand’s website offers a substantial list of recipes featuring Roman Meal bread, in addition to the four shared here.

Chicken Sausage & Whole Grain Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe - #BakedFreshLocally #sponsored #MC

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But why are whole grains important in our diets? Find out at the Whole Grains Council website during Whole Grains Month which is going on now until September 30th.  You can also find additional information on the Roman Meal Whole Grains page/  Also visit the “Simple Meals” Pinterest Board for recipe ideas that include whole grains.

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Roman Meal Baked Fresh Sweepstakes

Enter to win the $2500 in the Roman Meal Baked Fresh Sweepstakes. Visit their Facebook page before September 30, 2014 to enter. There are also free bread coupons to win in addition to a $1 off coupon just for entering.

Connect with Roman Meal

Find out more about Roman Meal, by visiting the Roman Meal WebsiteRoman Meal Facebook, and Roman Meal Twitter pages.

Win a Roman Meal Free Bread Coupon

Comment below what you’d do with your free loaf of Roman Meal bread below. One comment will be selected at random to receive a free bread coupon. Continental US only and must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Contest ends 9/29/14 at 8am PDST.