Sunday, August 2, 2009

Weight-Loss Recipe: Diva Quinoa Quench

Diva Quinoa Quench
1 cup cooked quinoa
1 oz. almonds, chopped
1 oz. raisins
1/2 cup low-fat organic milk

Preparation: Cook quinoa as directed on package in a saucepan or rice cooker. Combine cooked quinoa, almonds, and raisins in a bowl and top with milk.

Makes 1 Serving
Nutritional Value: 374 calories; 14 g protein; 52 g carbs; 12.5 g fat; 6.5 g fiber; 60 mg sodium
To make this recipe vegetarian, use soy or rice milk.
To cut the fat, skip the almonds and use fresh fruit like 1/2 banana or some berries.

Benefits of quinoa:
Quinoa is a light, fluffy, and slightly crunchy whole grain that is gluten free. It is naturally extra-low in fat and is sodium, and sugar free. Quinoa provides more amino acids, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, fiber, antioxidants, and phytonutrients than most other grains!

Quinoa is a great when you need an alternative to your every day oatmeal. Also, consider other cereals you may be consuming that are full of sugar and other fattening ingredients that are unhealthy. See my blog "Food Facts: Cereal".

Yes, carbs are an important part of your diet even when you are trying to lose weight--learn more in my blog "The Carb Defense".

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