Quinoa? What the heck is that?
Am I reading your mind?
Haha I’ve been there. In fact I should probably let you know it’s pronounced KEEN- WAH not QUIN-O-AH as I thought for so long. Quinoa is like God’s gift to vegetarians and vegans or anyone following a plant-based type diet, but it is so YUMMY even my unhealthiest of friends loved it!
Quinoa is a grain, so you could most relate it to rice, but quinoa is grown at a high altitude in the Andes Mountains. The Incas claimed that it was this food that enabled them to run such long distances at a high altitude. Cool right?
What makes this a super grain?
- It has all 8 amino acids so it’s a complete protein
- High in B Vitamins, zinc, iron, potassium, calcium & Vitamin E
- Its protein content is equal to milk
- Gluten free
- Strengthens kindey, heart, and lungs
- Ideal for endurance
- Oh, and it’s so yummy!
Last night I used quinoa as our taco “meat.” While it was cooking I added taco seasoning and it was delicious. My fiance was raving.
Add a veggie bouillon while its cooking. Then stir fry it with your favorite veggies for another great dinner.
Take your leftover quinoa and add it to potatos you hashbrowned and add some spinach for an over the top healthy breakfast!
Quinoa has me jumping for joy my friends!! Give it a try! It’s so much easier than rice and way more versatile and so much better for you! Have fun, get cooking, and Jump for Joy with Quinoa!
Then tell me all about it!