I told y'all on Sunday that I purchased some quinoa at Whole Foods this weekend.
Well, this week I made two quinoa side-dishes and they were SO good! So, let's talk about quinoa!
What is quinoa?
It is a highly nutritious carbohydrate and even though its cooked like a grain it is actually a seed. It is a complete protein, which means it contains all the amino acids that are necessary for our nutritional needs.
Quinoa kind of reminds me of a cross between couscous & brown rice. It is light, fluffy, and slightly crunchy! Jonathan & I both love the texture!
So let me share with you the yummy quinoa recipes I tried this week!
1. Quinoa & Black Beans
We loved this because with the quinoa, the beans, & the corn, it's like three sides rolled into one!
You can find the recipe here: All Recipes.
2. Broccoli Cheese Quinoa Casserole
Oh, this one is SO good! Creamy & cheesy!
You can find the recipe here: Eating Well, Living Thin.
Both recipes were easy to make & SO delicious. And the leftovers were great! I'm excited to try some more quinoa recipes & I hope I've convinced you to give quinoa a try. I'm SO glad that I did :)