There's been huge hype on this quinoa recently. What is it exactly? First off, it's delicious, healthy, and filling.
Quinoa is a whole grain, it is cooked just like rice but offers more health benefits. It provides all 9 essential amino acids, lots of protein, and some good carbohydrates. It tastes great, low in cost and quick to make.
I've been playing around with some recipes and here's what I like best:
1 can corn
1 can black beans
1/2 cup edamame
1 cup dry quinoa
For the quinoa boil 1 1/3 cup water, when boiling add quinoa and simmer for
While cooking drain black beans and corn, rinsing with water. Cut the tomatoes
and add edamame to bowl
When quinoa is done add to the mix and stir.
Makes 6 servings
Per 1 cup:
Carbs: 42g Protein: 9g Fat:3g Calories:223 Fiber:5g
To get a little more protein I cooked up a 4oz piece of chicken to add 26g more
to my dinner.
Jen is a Certified Personal Trainer/Weight Loss Specialist. She is dedicated to helping everyone achieve their goals as well as sharing her journey throughout her own goals.