Saturday, May 1, 2010

Quinoa -- easy healthy eating


This week we adventured a bit with food and tried some Quinoa based off my best friend's suggestion. I am a believer now, and it will definitely become a staple in this house.

So why is this a health food? First, it's a great source of vegetable protein; it contains iron, magnesium, copper and phosphorous. It is a whole protein, as an in and out vegetarian, I know this is key, making this a fantastic alternative to beans and rice, or soy (which I avoid like the plague!). It contains omega fatty acids, which the typical American doesn't get enough of.

Here is another link to the recipe we tried this week. If anyone else has any quinoa recipes that are yummy, please share. If you haven't tried this yummy grain, I can't recommend it enough.


Sources:
1. The world's healthiest foods
2. Quinoa.net

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