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Getting more quinoa into your diet

I recently blogged about the health benefits of quinoa. I usually eat quinoa as a side to main meals but this week I had a go at making quinoa burgers.

I didn’t really follow the recipe, just mixed the cooked quinoa with breadcrumbs, grated veggies and an egg and cooked in peanut oil until golden brown.

They were delicious! Even hubby drooled over them!

My next attempt at getting more quinoa into my diet is to make quinoa, apricot and nut clusters as a snack. You can find the recipe here.

 

 

Quinoa……pronounced keen-wa!

Although somewhat new to the supermarkets, quinoa dates back to the time of the Incas.
It is often referred to as a grain but is actually a relative of leafy green vegetables.
Quinoa is high in magnesium which can help if you suffer migraines. It is great for cardiovascular health and supports energy production within cells. Quinoa is a great source of iron, zinc, magnesium and potassium. Good work quinoa!
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Quinoa can be found in the health food section of supermarkets and in health food shops. There are a couple of different varieties but cooking instructions can be found on the back of packets.
I recommend Macro (I love Macro products in general!) Royal Quinoa from Woolworths

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Cooking with Quinoa
-Use as a substitute for rice or mashed potato
-Add to savoury muffins
-Use in muesli’s and cereals

My next trial of quinoa is to make burgers from it.
I found the recipe here
They look delish. Wish me luck!blog-58