Friday, April 10, 2009
When it comes to eating, most of us are creatures of habit. Even when numerous studies point to foods that are full of valuable health-enhancing nutrients, we tend to resist adding them to our daily diet. More often than not, our excuse is that we simply donít know how to prepare them or incorporate them into meals. Quinoa is a food you should add to your diet if you havenít thus far.
Prized by the Incas and native to South America, quinoa has become increasingly popular for its impressive nutritional profile. Itís higher in protein compared to other grains, also its a complete protein, meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids; also itís also gluten-free!
How to use it: Substitute quinoa to boost the protein profile in dishes like tabbouleh and couscous. Use it as a side dish, instead of rice or potatoes; And even though quinoa is technically a seed, it makes a great morning cereal. Quinoa lends itself to Middle Eastern and Greek cuisine, which feature grainy desserts. Just add a bit of honey and sweet spices.
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