National Nutrition Month Tip #23

Quinoa is a high protein whole grain that is worth getting to know.  Also rich in folate, iron, fiber and other vitamins and minerals, quinoa is a low calorie nutritionally dense food.  You can use it in place of whole grains and serve it with veggies or your favorite sauce.  One of my favorite ways to eat quinoa is to combine with amaranth and millet and create delicious breakfast porridge.  Quinoa is a gluten-free grain so it is easier for many people to digest.  Because it is mild and can be flavored with whatever you choose, quinoa is a great grain to try when you’re having trouble keeping food down due to morning sickness because it can be as bland as you want it.

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