Updated September 13, 2010

Whole grains like farro, quinoa, and brown rice are staples in Giada De Laurentiis's home. Why? Not only are they delicious and healthy, they also are super-versatile and make meal prep a breeze. Over the weekend, Giada loves to whip up a big batch of farro, and then use it throughout the week with all types of toppings. Greens, goat cheese, and dried cherries are great bets. Take the 30-Day No Takeout Challenge, and you'll discover other ways to make grains an easy meal base.