Quinoa

August 13, 2014

Quinoa?  (Pronounced keen-wah)

 

This highly nutritious seed not only also contains complete protein, all 9 essential amino acids, is high in iron, magnesium & fiber, but also a gluten free carbohydrate and since it low on the glycemic index it helps stabilize your blood sugar.

 

It’s incredibly easy and quick to cook into its light and fluffy texture. It’s the perfect substitute for rice or pilafs recipes. Make a big pot on the weekend during your meal prep, and cook it up during the week as a side dish, in pancakes for breakfast, or a salad topping.

 

½ cup cooked quinoa contains

110 calories

2g fat

20g carbs

4g protein

 

Basic Quinoa Recipe

Use 2 cups of water for 1 cup of quinoa. Bring it to a boil and allow it to boil for about eight minutes.  Drain the water and return it to the pot.  Cover & remove from heat. Let sit for about 10 minutes.  Perfect fluffy quinoa every time!

 

*note-quinoa is covered with a natural toxic chemical and needs to be well rinsed before cooking Allowing quinoa to sit in water for 15 mins and rinsing well will eliminate this toxin.

 

 

 

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