Monday, May 24, 2010

Superfood Trend: Quinoa

Quinoa is the latest and greatest food trend sweeping the nation! With it's whole grain status and reputation for being full of phytonutrients, antioxidants and high in complete protien (including all nine essential amino acids), what more could you want?

Quinoa is a great source of vitamins and minerals, and because of its whole grainy-ness, keeps you feeling fuller for longer, which can help with weight-loss.

Quinoa is also very easy to prepare and cooks in anywhere from 15-20 minutes. Try sauteing some vegetables, seasoning with anything like sea salt, soy sauce, lemon juice or garlic, and tossing the vegetables and quinoa together for a light and healthy salad.

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