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Have you been introduced to Quinoa yet? Most people view this grain as exotic and expensive (which it is). However, Quinoa, at 5 grams of fiber and 8 grams of protein per serving, is worth the investment.
Quinoa is cooked just like rice - in fact, I cook it in my rice cooker. You use the same ratio of grain to water (1 cup grain to 2 cups water) as you use for white rice. It can be used just like rice, as well. It can be used to make a salad (my favorite recipe is Ali Vincent's Mango Quinoa Salad) or add a few herbs and spices to make a delicious and different side dish.
This morning, I even ate it for breakfast. I added some salt, brown sugar, cinnamon, walnuts, and mini chocolate chips and it tasted delicious!
I hope you will give this grain a try. We don't need to be afraid to try something new. After all, you never know until you try it!
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