quinoa prep

Our recent visit to the Andes Mountains in South America was spectacular! This photo reminds me of the beautiful culture and cuisine of the region. We enjoyed delicious healthy recipes across Ecuador and Peru, plentiful with fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. The best grain of all, in my opinion, the superfood – Quinoa! Pronounced “Keen-Wah” the ancient grain is packed with 14g of protein per serving. This superfood is rich in antioxidants including iron, vitamin E, B-vitamins, calcium, magnesium, and fiber. Quinoa is a gluten-free food and is one of the few plant foods that contains all nine essential amino acids.

Quinoa is so versatile, the recipe choices are endless … use in salads, soups, main dishes adding veggies, meat, poultry, fish or plant-based products! I make a big batch on Sunday then use it in a variety of recipes during the week.

One of my favorites … simply quinoa with roasted vegetables. For a few of my delicious quinoa recipes, go to the Power of 5 Test Kitchen .

Disfrute de cocinar y comer!

(Enjoy Cooking & Eating!)

Melissa

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