I approve!!! You can heat these up different ways…but I pop it in my toaster for 2 rounds and they are nice and crunchy and yummy! I picked these up at Target. They have other flavors too.
*Now…I wouldn’t eat this with a burger bun…since I use Quinoa as my carb for my meal. It’s simply yummy as a carb side!*
**Don’t freak out about the 10g of fat either. Most of it is from the coconut oil which is a healthy fat**
***Remember…to use frozen or ready made stuff only when you’re in a hurry…it does help to stay on track. Always try to eat your food as fresh as you can to eliminate any preservatives and unnecessaries. With that being said…sometimes you’re just in a hurry!***
Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is not a grain; it is actually a seed and related to the spinach family. When cooked, quinoa is light, fluffy, slightly crunchy and subtly flavored.
Some of the nutrients in quinoa include:
- Complete protein. Quinoa contains all 9 essential amino acids that are required by the body as building blocks for muscles.
- Magnesium helps relax your muscles and blood vessels and effects blood pressure. Quinoa contains high levels of this vital nutrient.
- Fiber. Quinoa is a wonderful way to ensure that you consume valuable fiber that eases elimination and tones your colon.
- Manganese and copper. Quinoa is a good source of these minerals that act as antioxidants in your body to get rid of dangerous cancer and disease-causing substances.
Quinoa has other qualities that make it an ideal “grain”:
- Quinoa acts as a prebiotic that feeds the microflora (good bacteria) in your intestines.
- Quinoa is easily digested for optimal absorption of nutrients.
- Quinoa is gluten-free and safe for those with gluten intolerance