I had not eaten Quinoa until one and half years ago when I worked in a hospital in Washington. That hospital’s cafeteria was amazing. They only served organic foods and they had choices on vegan and vegetarian meals. Boy, the foods their were delicious. One time when I was choosing my lunch, I was curious about a certain meal that they served. They called it Quinoa . I tried it and I was loving what I was eating. Now, I am serving Quinoa for all of us today. Though there are many ways to prepare Quinoa, I am going to share Quinoa in veggies. This time, Sautee’d Quinoa with Eggplant. In my next post, I will serve Quinoa with Kale. Since there are so many ways Quinoa and a lot of ways I prepared them, I will post the recipe slowly so that you will not be overwhelmed.
Although there is no rule on what to eat in certain times of the day, there is already staple food that are suppose to be eaten on certain meals: bacon and pan cakes should be eaten for breakfast, or steaks are normally eaten for dinner, Quinoa is normally eaten either for lunch or dinner. I, however, eat Quinoa for breakfast because I just noticed that whenever I eat it, I do not get easily hungry and I not not crave for more food throughout the day. I believe that Quinoa will help me lose weight in the long run.
This little grainy thing is small but it is mighty in terms of nutrients. Quinoa is supposedly a part of the grain family but it is a seed . Unlike rice, wheat or oats which contain loads of carbohydrates, Quinoa is packed with protein and nutrients that it got a nickname – SUPER FOOD. It is also a good source of calcium, which I certainly need now since I am getting older. Quinoa is also gluten free and is considered easy to digest. I also l enjoy chewing it longer because of its sound when they crack in between my teeth. Please try cooking this meal. Also, do not forget to share or pin your favorite pictures. Also try these Healthy Meal Options : here and here.