Quinoa pronounced as “KEEN-wah” is one of the healthiest food items. One of the most protein-rich foods and contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains among other things. For those of you wondering what Quinoa is basically, it is a grain crop grown for it’s edible seeds.
What is better than Quinoa? Organic Quinoa. It’s very versatile. You could shape it into any recipe you find most tempting and opt for a healthy life and certainly, tastier too.
(1) Quinoa Vegetable Salad
As delicious as it seems and sounds, this one recipe will be your go to go recipe this season. Follow these simple steps & you can make your own organic quinoa salad in few minutes. Firstly, put some water in a pot and place some quinoa in it, cover it & bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the grains become translucent. Drain any remaining water from quinoa and refrigerate until cold. Chop your favorite vegetables and add some chilled quinoa. After adding quinoa, you may top it up with your favorite seasonings like mint, salt and black pepper. In some easy steps, you are ready to go all healthy.
(2) Quinoa Pancakes
Sounds weird and fancy at the same time? Well of course, we usually don’t hear this term in our day to day life. This one dish made with organic quinoa might turn out to be your favorite once you try. The recipe is similar like any other pancake, just the ingredients get healthier, and certainly better. The main ingredients of this dish are organic quinoa, water, garlic, organic salt, egg whites, organic extra virgin olive oil, spinach leaves and salsa. It’s a healthy low calorie way to add flavors without that one bit of extra fat!
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(3) Quinoa Pudding
YES! Quinoa pudding is a “thing” which you are going to love as a dessert. Quinoa pudding is more like rice pudding but in this one, organic quinoa is the most vital ingredient. All that you need: milk, bananas, sugar, salt and quinoa of course. Pour the milk mixture into the saucepan with the quinoa after rinsing and draining it well and bring it to boil and blend together all the ingredients until smooth. Place the pan over medium heat. Cook and stir until the mixture becomes thick and creamy, 5 to 10 minutes are good. Remove from the heat.
It can be flavored with organic cinnamon, vanilla, orange, coconut and even organic raisins.
(4) Spicy Quinoa & Sweet potatoes
One of the go to go vegetables in winters is “sweet potato” and having it with organic quinoa is a healthy treat in itself. All you need to do is boil the sweet potatoes. Chop your favorite vegetables and heat them in a pan with extra virgin olive oil and add sweet potatoes. After you are done, mix your sweet
potato mixture to your organic quinoa, then add some lime juice
and toss, sprinkle organic salt as per your taste. In some simple
steps, you are ready to go.
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