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5 Quinoa Recipes to Try This Month

It’s one of the most popular health foods of the moment, but are you still not convinced? Well let these 4 nutrition facts about quinoa change your mind:

  1. It is one of the few plant foods that contains all 9 essential amino acids
  2. 1 cup of quinoa has 5 grams of fiber on average, higher than most grains
  3. The glycemic index is low, making it great for people with diabetes
  4. And it’s gluten free! Great for those of us who have a gluten allergy

So what are you waiting for? Try some of our favorite quinoa recipes and enjoy this nutritious ingredient today!

Quinoa Fruit Salad

This one is perfect for breakfast, as a side dish, or even as a post workout snack. It has the sweetness of the delicious fruit and you get loads of protein from the quinoa, helping you to stay full and not binge the rest of the morning. After your workout it’s great, too because that protein helps repair your muscles and keeps you healthy for that next workout!

Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Need a healthy appetizer for the party this weekend? Well we’ve got just the thing in this tasty dish. Besides that healthy quinoa, this nutritious party favorite has marinated chicken, cucumber, carrots, and cilantro for some veggie flavors. We’re warning you though, you might need to make a double batch – these go fast!

Honey Crusted Salmon

This delicious dinner dish features salmon, which is full of omega 3s. Those omega 3s are important for improving eye health, fighting depression, and lowering your risk for heart attacks and strokes. This salmon is topped with a tasty topping of crushed almonds, honey, and of course our favorite, quinoa, to give every bite a flavorful punch. Try this one tonight!

Quinoa Fried Rice

Who doesn’t love fried rice? But if you’re trying to take down your carb intake, then all that rice can do some damage to your waistline! Well, we’ve subbed out the rice and added nutritious quinoa instead. And it’s served with broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, corn, peas, and other tasty veggies to add even more nutritional value to this dish. This recipe also makes a great lunchbox item paired with a delicious salad -yum!

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Smoky Black Bean Burgers

We’re always in search of the perfect veggie burger and we think we’ve found it! This recipe packs quinoa, black beans, and beets to come up with that juicy patty that even your meat-eater friends will enjoy. Black beans are a great source of folate and fiber, and are a great food to help lower your cholesterol and help your heart. We like the sound of that! So get these burgers ready for your next barbecue – yummmmm!

So get healthy today and try these quinoa recipes that will help you stay on track with your weight loss goals. We know you will love them!

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