First I’d like to start off by showing you some of the facts and health benefits about quinoa!
A few weeks ago I was trying to eat extra healthy and made a bowl of oatmeal but it made me sick! My stomach was so upset and I couldn’t eat anything the rest of the day. After talking to my Mom I remember numerous instances where I’d be on the phone with her after having a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and then I just felt like sleeping. She also told me that she had a food allergy test done and oatmeal was something she was allergic to. So to play it safe I decided it was time to take it out of my diet. That’s when I discovered I could eat quinoa and quinoa flakes in place of oatmeal. Now I will be the first to admit that quinoa flakes are pretty bland. I recommend adding fresh fruit or nuts to add a little flavor to them. I even attempted a quinoa flake pancake with egg whites but it was pretty bland as well.
Now my favorite food of the moment is quinoa. My go to quick quinoa recipe is 1/4 c of cooked quinoa, 1/2 c of chopped tomatoes, 1/2 c of chopped cucumbers, a handful of pumpkin seeds and a drizzle of oil oil and apple cider vinegar. Thank you Dani Laux for this recipe!
I have also made two Tone it up quinoa recipes
If you have not tried quinoa yet I recommend that you go for it! Let me know which recipe you make and what you think.
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