The supergrain quinoa offers a double punch of nutrition by being both high in fiber and in protein. See how to use it in
a variety of recipes from breakfast cereal to salads and hearty main dishes.
Often referred to as the supergrain, quinoa (KEEN-wah) is high in fiber and high-quality protein. In fact, it contains more
protein than any other grain while also packing in iron and potassium. One half cup of quinoa has 14 grams of protein and
6 grams of fiber. This superfood is classified as a whole grain and is naturally gluten-free. Quinoa is a tiny grain that
cooks up like rice and has a mild, nutty flavor and a light, fluffy texture similar to couscous. You can find it next to other
grains in health-food stores and your supermarket.
This meatless salad is loaded with an array of fresh and tasty ingredients such as quinoa, tofu, black beans, carrots, and
tomatoes that provide fiber, protein, soy, iron, and phytonutrients. It's a heart-healthy one-dish meal.
Pairing quinoa with fish gives you a double helping of heart-healthy protein. The light texture of the quinoa pared with hearty
black beans and tart lemon juice complement the simplicity of the pan-seared fish.
Tofu, Asparagus, and Red Pepper Stir-Fry with Quinoa
For added flavor, double the dressing and use half of it to marinate the tofu while the quinoa cooks. Feel free to throw in
other low-calorie veggies like broccoli, water chestnuts, or tomatoes for added nutrients.