August 8, 2012 in Uncategorized
According to 3FatChicks.com, Quinoa is a heart friendly grain that originated in South America. It is high in protein, and contains all the essential amino acids you need for a balanced diet. It is high in fiber, and 100 grams of quinoa contains approximately half your daily folate and magnesium needs, and over a third of your daily iron needs. It is also a good source of phosphorus, zinc and other B vitamins. It can be used as a substitute for white rice, couscous or other starchy foods. Quinoa has a glycemic index of 53, making it a good choice for low GI diets. Quinoa is also gluten free.
Check out this delicious recipe from IngredientsInc.net!
Quinoa Chicken Fried Rice Recipe
2 tablespoons sesame or canola oil
1 (16 ounce) package frozen baby carrots and green peas, cooked
3 green onions, chopped
2 eggs, scrambled
2 cups chopped cooked chicken
1 Low sodium soy sauce to taste (gluten-free if needed)