Why You Should Eat Quinoa...
To kick off the summer season, I would like to celebrate an AMAZING FOOD that is healthy, delicious and versatile! I’ve been cooking up a storm with quinoa lately. The more I eat it, the better I feel!
During the fall and winter months, I enjoy it in hot breakfast cereals, chili, and casseroles. In spring and summer, I love to use it in a variety of salad recipes. Quinoa can be prepared in a variety of ways. You can use it in place of rice and pasta in almost any dish! Try these delicious recipes:
Cheesy Quinoa Casserole
Greek-Style Quinoa Salad
Black Bean Quinoa Salad
Mexican Quinoa Casserole
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is not a grain; it is actually a seed and related to the spinach family. When cooked, quinoa is light, fluffy, and has a subtle nutty flavor.
Quinoa is one of the most complete foods in nature because it contains amino acids, enzymes, vitamins and minerals, fiber, and antioxidants.Health Benefits of Quinoa:
Plus, many, many, more!
Here are more healthy quinoa recipes that were entered in the quinoa recipe contest!
Quinoa can be found in most grocery stores. Look in the natural foods section, near the rice, in the gluten-free section or sometimes in the ethnic aisles. Some stores may not carry it, but there are many options to buy quinoa online!
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