YUM! Quinoa in the freezer section

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:

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

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