|Last week, I made this delicious quinoa salad - Just cook the quinoa for about 5 minutes in water, add tomatoes, olives, cucumber, avocado, bell pepper, some lemon juice, cumin, black pepper and fresh cilantro and you get a delicious, healthy meal!|
Since I'm struggling with some serious food allergies, it's sometimes difficult to find a way to get enough vitamins and nutritions. I can't eat many fruits, any nuts or soy-containing products. My doctor told me about quinoa and since then, I've been eating it a lot. When you just brows the internet for a few minutes (like for example pinterest, my all time favorite!), you'll find countless recipes, going from soups and appetizers to main courses, breakfast and even delicious deserts.
Quinoa is not a type of grain, but a plant, used by the Inca's like rice. It's a good alternative for the excess wheat products in our present habit of nourishment, given it's easier for our body to be digested than normal wheat.
Why is quinoa so healthy?
- Quinoa contains a lot of proteins.
- Quinoa contains a lot of fibers.
- Quinoa has a low glycemic index.
- Quinoa contains lots of healthy fats.
- Quinoa is gluten free.
Last week I bought this amazing cookbook, filled with 75 fast and healthy quinoa recipes. I'll definitely post some more recipes that I've cooked really soon! :)
|I bought this cookbook last week, but it's already my favorite one! :)|
Well just to some up, eating quinoa had a lot of benefits and no disadvantages, so why wouldn't you try it?! Start browsing the internet and I'm sure you'll find lots of recipes you like.
Bon Appetit! :)
Thanks for reading!