Tuesday, July 3, 2012


I have recently found myself having a LARGE addiction to Quinoa and I am not shy in sharing why.  There are so many amazing reasons to eat Quinoa that I had to take the time to share them with you and get all of you really addicted to it as well!! 
  • Quinoa is a great source of vitamins, minerals and is a complete protein!  It has nine essential amino acids, has a super high iron content (important in pregnancy), not to mention full of magnesium, calcium, fiber, manganese, folate, vitamin B6 and phosphorous.  Truly something that HAS to be in your house!! 
  • You can put Quinoa in just about anything and everything from salads to desserts making it a really easy go to ingredient to add that little extra balance to your daily diet!
  • Quinoa is actually gluten and wheat flour FREE something that I know a few people in my life are concerned about not just waistline wise but allergy wise!  This again is a GREAT option and again adds more to your balanced diet than say rice would.  
  • Believe it or not Quinoa is actually known to even prevent the clogging of arteries and veins, in turn preventing un-needed stress on your heart, something to consider for many of you ESPECIALLY women and it can also lower your cholesterol! 
  • Lastly it is really good on your wallet and it is SUPER easy to cook, both GREAT things for a busy family needing help getting all they need out of each meal. 
So the next time that you are grocery shopping I highly suggest adding this to your list.  It tastes GREAT, there are a million different things you can do with it, and there is no way you can't completely fall in love with it with the amount of health benefits it has.  




  1. Great post! I recently gave in and tried it and you are right, it is a great food. and with all the health benefits - it's a win win... xo HHL

  2. I recently started cooking with quinoa and love it! I'm planning on making tabouleh with itinstead of couscous.

  3. This sounds perfect! I will definitely have to look into it. Thanks for sharing on my Healthy Tuesday hop!

  4. I agree totally. I love quinoa!

  5. This looks delicious. I am going to have to give Quinoa a try! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm following you back from What's Cooking in the Burbs. Have a great evening!

  6. Thanks for stopping by Cave Princess! First, I love your blog. Second, quinoa is my current obsession! Third, I'm a a happy new follower :)

    Krista Morgan

  7. Thanks for stopping by It's Me Again, Pamela - your newest follower