Roasted pumpkin, Quinoa salad

For those of you who have not yet discovered the amazing QUINOA grain, its about time!

Its so good i dont know where to start..

Its one of the most nutritious foods available to you, inexpensive and delicious.

Although technically a seed, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is commonly referred to and used most often as a grain.

Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it provides the body all nine essential amino acids. In addition to being a good source of protein, quinoa also contains:

* iron
* calcium
* potassium
* zinc
* vitamin E
* selenium
* manganese
* magnesium
* tryptophan
* copper
* phosphorus
* fiber
* lignans

Read more at Suite101: Quinoa Nutrition Facts: Health Benefits of Seed High in Vitamins, Minerals and Antioxidants |

Health Benefits of Quinoa

Quinoa is rich in magnesium, zinc, vitamin E, and selenium, which help to control weight and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Studies suggest quinoa is high in antioxidant activity, helping to protect the body from free radical damage. Like other grains, quinoa is rich in lignans, a phytonutrient found to reduce the risk of heart disease as well as certain types of cancer.

Yes- Quinoa is a SUPERFOOD... Its time to introduce to your body, it will be so stoked you did so.

Tonight for dinner i whipped up a Quinoa salad:

1. Place one cup of quinoa in 2 cups of water, let it bring to the bowl, then lower temp so water is simmering for 10-15min until there is no water left (the quinoa will EXPAND).

2.In a bowl i put finely cut cucumber, red onion, fresh corn, Himalayan salt, chia seeds, udo's oil (amazing for omega 3 & 6) and olive oil

3. In a saucepan i lightly cooked broccoli, carmelized onion, green beans, & scrambled organic free range eggs :)

4. I also roasted butternut pumpkin in the oven. I put all my delicious colourful ingredients together and made the most wholesome dinner which my organs, brain, hair, skin, nails and heart is thanking me for! yew

You can also make Quinoa sushi rolls, quinoa/chickpea patties, quinoa/cinnamon/chia seeds porridge

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