Quinoa

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Quinoa

Looking for some great info about quinoa nutrition? We’ve got you covered! All of the nutrition facts plus a wonderful recipe showing you how to cook quinoa. This awesome superfood has tons of health benefits, and it’s even gluten free! That is great news for me and my fellow gluten free diet followers. I am gluten free because my stomach has great pain if I accidentally ingest some. some of you are gluten free for other reasons, and you know how awesome it is when you find a carb source that is great for you and that tastes great too!

Here is one of our favorite Cooking Quinoa Recipes! Enjoy!


Healthy RecipesWhat We Did With Leftovers, Powered By Incline Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has long been consumed by people in many different cultures,even since the ancient times. It is deemed a superfood, and is great for you!

QUINOA NUTRITION FACTS:
Serving size: 1/4 cup dry quinoa (note the “dry” in the serving size! Quinoa expands when cooked, so 1/4 cup becomes MUCH larger before it’s ready to eat! (Yay, even more filling for your hungry tummy!)

Calories: 172
Calories from Fat: 25
Total Fat: 2.8 grams
Saturated Fat: 0 grams
Trans Fat: 0 grams
Cholesterol: 0 grams
Sodium: 1 gram
Carbohydrate: 31 grams
Dietary Fiber: 3 grams
Protein: 6 grams
The super grain also contains 12% of your daily recommended iron intake and 50% of your daily recommended riboflavin intake!

I love that quinoa is a complex carb, which mans I can eat it for long lasting energy without spiking my insulin levels. That is not the case with the simple carbs that we all know and love. Things like white potatoes, white rice, white flour, and sugary treats can be delicious and comforting going down, but they work against stabilizing blood sugar swings, ultimately leaving me tired, and hungry. That can lead to unwanted pounds and tight pants. Not to mention lack of energy and the sluggishness that I hate. I love to feel like I am ready to do anything set before me. That’s the beauty of eating clean!

Yesterday I splurged on my favorite treat meal, which I haven’t had in about two weeks. We have a favorite gluten free restaurant that makes gluten free pancakes paired with unreal gluten free fried chicken. Oh my gosh! It was the best thing I ever tasted, and so fun and comforting. Since I am very careful about keeping my carbs intake on the lower end, I had not experienced th post carb sleepy slump in quite a while. It’s a real thing y’all. On the ride home I could barley keep my eyes open.

I don’t really like that feeling after a meal. I prefer to feel like I could out and play after I eat. Yet I will admit, that delicious lunch was worth it, and once I forget about the after meal slump, I’m sure I will have it again sometime. After all, we all deserve a cheat meal now and then. And that one is on the top of my list!

Complex carbs, on the other hand, help me to have study energy, enabling me to live my life with vibrancy. That’s why most of the time I make better choices, and stick to complex carbs like quinoa, fruit, and veggies. I just feel much better when I eat this way. I always add a healthy protein and fat to each meal, and most of the time I have boundless energy. Food choices really can make a huge difference for me!

Quinoa is  packed with nutrients that give me additional energy and help me ward off disease. A superfood that can be cooked in place of rice, oats, and even pasta, is my kind of hero. It’s even delicious made with cranberries, nuts, and sea salt, and eaten as a cold breakfast! Salty, savory, or sweetened, quinoa hits a home run!

I hope you guys enjoy adding this staple superfood to your own diets! For more nutritional goodness, check this awesome protein pancakes recipe! It’s my favorite breakfast, lunch, or dinner! Great food for excellent health! That’s what I’m talking about!

Happy beautiful life!