7 Fun Ways to Eat Quinoa for a Healthy, Delicious Meal ...


Quinoa is all the rage at the moment, and there are multiple ways to eat quinoa, some of which you may not have thought of yet. For those of you new to this pseudo-grain, or โ€œmock grainโ€ as I call it, quinoa is actually not a grain at all, but a seed, yet it cooks up nicely exactly like grains do, and is higher in carbohydrates than most seeds like flax or chia. Quinoa is overall richer in nutrients than all other grains, containing more protein, magnesium, phosphorus and B vitamins than most other grains. It is also deliciously nutty and gluten-free. Quinoa is a wonderfully versatile food as well, and you can learn of all the many ways to enjoy it here, or better yet, share some of your own with me!

1. Hot Cereal

Hot Cereal

If you love oatmeal, then youโ€™ll love one of the most popular ways to eat quinoa, which is as a hot cereal in place of oatmeal. The great thing about quinoa is that it cooks up fast, in about 15 minutes, versus steel cut oats in their whole form, which take about 45 minutes. Sure, you can buy quick cooking oats, but instead, try quinoa every now and then. I love this recipe below, which is quite addicting! You can even buy quinoa flakes which cook up exactly like instant oatmeal if you want a quicker option. Another option is letting this cook in a slow cooker overnight.


1 1/2 cups milk

1/2 cup rinsed quinoa

2 teaspoons pure maple syrup

Pinch of ground cinnamon

1/2 cup fresh raspberries

Sliced banana


Bring milk and quinoa to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer, covered, until most of milk is absorbed, about 14 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in maple syrup, cinnamon, and raspberries. Top with banana.

Source: marthastewart.com

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