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My Favorite Quinoa Recipes

 

Though often classified as a grain, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is actually a seed. It has the highest nutritional profile and cooks the fastest of all grains.

Benefits to eating quinoa:

  • Contains all eight amino acids to make it a complete protein
  • Has a protein content equal to milk
  • High in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium, and vitamin E
  • Gluten-free; easy to digest
  • Ideal food for endurance
  • Strengthens the kidneys, heart, and lungs

Below are three of my favorite quinoa recipes that highlight just how versatile this grain is. It can be cooked and served hot or cold with sweet or savory seasonings, and it can be used to bake with.

 

Quinoa Breakfast Bites

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