Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Quinoa

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.  

~Eschelle

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7 comments:

  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

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

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

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  4. I agree totally. I love quinoa!

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  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!

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  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
    www.caveprincess.com

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

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