Can you say Quinoa?
Although difficult to sound out, quinoa (keen-wa) is a super food that everyone should have on their shopping list (especially those of us who are getting our calcium and protein from plant sources).
Many assume that quinoa is a grain due to its taste, size, and method of cooking. Quinoa is actually related to green leafy vegetables. It is high in complete protein and is good for tissue repair. Quinoa is also good for helping people with migraines due to its high levels of magnesium. The magnesium helps relax blood vessels, which also makes it good for heart health.
Little quinoas themselves are actually seeds. The seeds are gluten free but cook similarly to rice or cous cous. It’s versatility makes it a good substitute for grains. You can serve it warm or cold and eat it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even some desserts! Quinoa comes in white, red, and sometimes black, but no matter what color it tastes awesome and is packed full of vitamins and nutrients.
4 Quinoa Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Dessert coming tomorrow!