How many of you eat Quinoa?
I tried it recently and fell in love with this small, but mighty food. It's actually a seed and not a grain as most people would assume. It's also a "Complete" Protein meaning is contains adequate amounts of all 9 essential amino acids. It's high in fiber, has complex carbs, healthy fats, as well as protein. It cooks much like rice does but has a bit more texture/chewiness.
I recently ordered a book called "Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood" from amazon.com and it should be here any day now. I am finding this is a very versatile little seed and I just love eating it. Most brands only contain about 3 grams of fiber per servings, but I found a brand called "Rhodes" that has 11 grams per servings. It's processed differently allowing it to retain most of it's natural fiber. in just 1/4 cup (1/2 cup cooked), you can get almost half of your daily fiber without supplements, fillers, and additives, making it a very clean and healthy choice.
If you haven't tried Quinoa yet, do so! It comes in White, Red, and Black, and tastes amazing cooked with fresh garlic and chicken stock. Throw in some veggies, lean protein, and vinegar after it's been cooked and you have a filling, fibrous, and highly nutrition meal that will help power you through the toughest of days!
Edited by: MRS1221 at: 12/7/2011 (22:57)
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