Ask the Domestic Life Stylist: What is Quinoa?

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I’ve heard so much about quinoa lately. What exactly is quinoa? How do you use it?

~ Brianne, Houston, TX

Breakfast quinoa

Breakfast Quinoa with Fruit and Maple

Quinoa is a seed or pseudograin that is high in protein and fiber. It is naturally gluten-free and contains all 9 essential amino acids which makes it a true superfood. This has great significance because not only is quinoa good for you, it can be easily eaten by people living with gluten or grain intolerances.

There are many benefits to using quinoa. Use it in place of starch like rice or potatoes. Sprinkle it in salads, make desserts (think quinoa pudding) and you can even eat it as a morning cereal. By the way, the ratio of liquid to quinoa is about 2:1, the same as rice…which makes it an easy side swap.

When I want to change things up, I like having a bowl of red quinoa for breakfast. It fills me up just right.

If you would like the idea of having quinoa for breakfast or want to jazz things up in the kitchen, visit The Domestic Life Stylist.

Another breakfast recipe you may enjoy:

Tropical muesli

tropical muesli

Yummy!

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