It’s time you try the little known, but versatile quinoa grain! It’s delicious, filling and totally unprocessed. And a great source of protein when and if you don’t want meat or dairy. Many call it the “complete protein,” as it contains all of the essential amino acids, just like eggs do.
Tip: Make a big batch to have it available several days in a row. Try with different add-ins to find some favorite recipes of yours.
How to make this healthy breakfast:
Sweet and Spicy Quinoa Hash
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 tsp coconut oil
Pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 cup cubed sweet potato
1/3 cup chopped kale
1 clove garlic, minced
Pinch of salt
Warm coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add red pepper flakes and sweet potato, then sauté for about five minutes. Stir in kale, garlic, and salt. Sauté until kale has wilted, about three minutes. Add quinoa, and heat through.
Makes 1 serving. Per serving: 425.5 calories, 10 g fat (5 g sat), 71 g carbohydrates, 3 g sugar, 206 mg sodium, 8.5 g fiber, 14 g protein
……. And what about this “Quickie” if you are in a real hurry?
Toss a half-cup of cooked quinoa with almond milk and mixed berries on the go!