Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 50 grams - 60 cal
Onions, raw, 58 grams - 22 cal
Yellow Peppers (bell peppers), 160 grams - 43 cal
Ancient Harvest Traditional Whole Grain Quinoa, 1 serving =.25 cup dry, 0.25 cup - 172 cal
Spinach, fresh, 0.25 cup - 2 cal
1/8 tsp dried rosemary and 1 tsp fresh thyme
TOTAL 299 CAL
Quinoa Fun Facts
-it's one of the only plant foods that's a complete protein, offering all the essential amino acids in a healthy balance
-Quinoa is also highest of all the whole grains in potassium, which helps control blood pressure
-Quioa is a relative of leafy green vegetabes like spinach and swiss chard
-It's pronounced "keen-wah"
-It's gluten free
-Inca warriors ate balls of quinoa and fat to keep them going on long marches and in battle.
-NASA has proposed quinoa as an ideal food for long-duration space flights.
-The Natchez Indians, on the lower Mississippi River, may have cultivated a variety of quinoa.
-Chicha is a traditional beer made from fermented quinoa.
-A quinoa poultice or plaster was traditionally thought to heal bones, and Andean families have traditionally used the saponin-filled wash water from quinoa as a shampoo.
-Lamb's quarters, a common weed increasingly sought after as a gourmet salad ingredient, is a cousin of quinoa.
-Chenopodeum, the botanical name for quinoa, means "goose foot," so named because the leaves of the plant resemble the webbed foot of a goose.
-In times of drought, when other crops in quinoa-growing areas fail, quinoa can actually increase its yields. The crop can thrive on as little as three to four inches of annual rainfall.