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SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
3/8/13 9:42 A

I love a few tablespoons of cooked quinoa on a bed of romaine lettuce, and other salad fixin's on that.

You can make sweet desserts with it, too- like this citrus quinoa parfait.

http://www.sugarfreemom.com/recipes/citr
us-quinoa-parfait-gluten-free-dairy-fr
ee-option/

DIDS70 Posts: 5,070
3/8/13 9:07 A

I sprout mine and then ferment it. I drink the water that it ferments in.

MLAN613 SparkPoints: (159,468)
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3/8/13 9:02 A

I, too, use it instead of rice when I am looking for a change. And I cook it in my rice cooker. Makes it easy.

MICHELLEXXXX SparkPoints: (6,908)
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3/7/13 10:31 P

If you are looking to add protein, lean meat would add more grams of protein per volume than quinoa for way less calories.

1c quinoa cooked = 222 calories 8g protein
1c tuna = 179 calories, 39g protein

Edited by: MICHELLEXXXX at: 3/7/2013 (22:44)
MEG-NATALIA07 Posts: 679
3/7/13 9:39 P

Search for recipes of "quinoa pizza balls" --- they are simple to make and very delicious!

Another way I like it is in place of rice. Cook as you would rice, 1 cup quinoa to 2 cups of water. Season: italian herbs, bay leaf, cumin, black pepper, a bit of granulated garlic, and tumeric. Bring to a boil, then turn to low and let cook for 20-40 minutes. DELICIOUS!!!

Edited by: MEG-NATALIA07 at: 3/7/2013 (21:41)
HHB4181 SparkPoints: (83,674)
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3/7/13 9:10 P

I usually have it as the main part of the meal and add veggies to it while it's cooking, sometimes I add canned salmon to it too.

-CORAL- SparkPoints: (37,199)
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3/7/13 6:22 P

Generally use it in place of rice or other grain. Instead of corn, eat some quinoa. Instead of curry chicken with rice, have curry chicken with quinoa. Stuff like that.

-POOKIE- Posts: 11,848
3/7/13 4:38 P

Use in full or partial replacement for other grains rice/cous cous etc

Use to bulk out meat in ground meat dishes.

DGMKIP SparkPoints: (11,566)
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3/7/13 4:27 P

How do I add quinoa to my diet plan. has lots of proein but alot of calories. need some ways to sneak in to food. anyone have some advice?

Thanks Donna emoticon

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