Is Quinoa the new addiction?
Thursday, September 19, 2013
I found this on the shelf on Monday.
I know I'm behind the eight ball a little with this Quinoa thing. But I had no idea that I would LOVE it as much as I do!!
So it says NEW on the box...again...I have to try things that are new on the market. I had the first one on Tuesday and I have to say, I was shocked at how great it tasted. I am a die hard Quaker Oatmeal girl. I have tried so many others and just can't get the taste for them. This is the closest I've come and enjoy eating it. It is packed with tons of vitamins and minerals. It is higher in calories than my usual Quaker at 190 calories. But for those of you who work...this would be so great to take and keep in your desk at work. 5 g. of fiber...that's not too shabby with whole grain barley (which I also love) and whole grain oats along with the Quinoa.
One thing that was confusing was that it says to add hot water to the fill line...but I have looked for that fill line and I'm just not seeing it. It equals to about 1/3 cup of hot water. I added a little more as I like my oatmeal a little more soaked and "meaty".
The other thing that is super and tastes wonderful is the almonds that are on top of the lid that you add after you steep it. It just adds that extra punch of crunchiness and health benefits. This is going to be a staple in my cupboards from here on out...of course I'll still have my Quaker, but a change is nice too.