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Superfood: 10 Quinoa Recipes

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Superfood: 10 Quinoa Recipes

Quinoa is more than just a delicious side dish. It’s also a superfood that’s packed with nutrients! Check out the health benefits of quinoa and some delicious recipe ideas to help you include more of this superfood in your diet.

All About Quinoa: Health Benefits

An ancient grain that’s a little bit chewy, a little bit crunchy, and adds a nutty flavor to any meal, quinoa is a whole grain and one of the few plant foods that’s a complete protein, meaning it provides all of the essential amino acids that your body needs. It’s also an excellent source of minerals like:

  • calcium for bone health
  • phosphorus, which also contributes to healthy bones as well as maintaining hormone balance and for cell repair
  • magnesium, which helps your body absorb calcium to improve bone health and can also help women reduce PMS symptoms
  • potassium for healthier muscles and kidneys and to protect your body against stroke, high blood pressure, and anxiety
  • copper to help your body absorb iron
  • zinc, a mineral that supports a healthy immune system
  • iron for healthy blood and to prevent anemia

It’s also high in fiber, which aids digestion and is important for heart health.

So, how can you work a little more quinoa into your diet? Check out some delicious quinoa recipes on the next page!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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2:59PM PST on Nov 6, 2014

THANK YOU!

6:06PM PDT on Apr 6, 2014

Thanks for the recipes!

4:40AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Did you know that there is another type of quinoa? It is a red quinoa and used the same way.

3:21AM PST on Feb 24, 2014

For years I eat quiona, corn itself and the produced spaghetti and other noodle types. It is very healthy and a good substitute for gluten products. Quinoa is helpfull in diabetes (low glucaemic value) as well as for patients with allergies. I belong to both groups and am very thankful to mother nature that this plant is available!

9:04PM PST on Feb 14, 2014

Yum.

10:30AM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

I was tempted to buy it at the supermarket but wasn't sure if I would like it.

1:51AM PDT on Aug 7, 2013

Thank you :)

9:13PM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

In Peru, while hiking Machu Pichu we had quinoa and potato soup and toasted Quinoa with honey for dessert. Both were so yummy and gave us energy.

4:14PM PDT on Jul 31, 2013

ta for recipes!

4:54AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Thanks for the recipes.

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