glad to see you are not following the low carb/no carb craze on here. this seems to be a popular "health diet" that i hear a lot of people doing, even ones who are not sick like us. it just seems completely asinine to avoid carbs and scarf down eggs/oil. thats not the answer and we need carbs, GOOD carbs that is. obviously there are bad (empty) carbs that need to be avoided.
as far as grains the jury is still out on them. i have read all about how humans shouldnt eat grains and that they are bad for leaky gut. i dont abstain from grains but try to limit them and not make them a huge part of my diet.
have you tried amaranth? i absolutely love it as a hot breakfast, very tasty and nutritious. do you know what your vata type is (ayurveda)?