Tasty Tuesday – Delicious Quinoa Recipes

Delicious Quinoa Recipes for Tasty Tuesday from 4virtuQuinoa has grown quickly in popularity in the past few years.  It is a healthful and tasty gluten free alternative to rice and pasta and extremely versatile!

This tiny seed of the Goosefoot family is ancient (dates back to 3000 bc) and has tons of healthful benefits.

Healthful Facts about Quinoa:

  • Quinoa has zero cholesterol
  • The estimated Glycemic Load of Quinoa is 18.  The acceptable Total Glycemic load is 100 or less/day.
  • A (1 ) cup serving of Quinoa has 222 calories 4g Total fat – 13mg Sodium – 39g Total Carbohydrate – 5g Dietary Fiber – 0 Sugars – 8g Protein
  • see more on 13 Facts about Quinoa

Since 2013 is the International Year of Quinoa, we thought it was a perfect focus for Tasty Tuesday!

Do you eat Quinoa?  How does your family like it?

Please share your favorite Quinoa recipe below or on the 4virtu Facebook!

 

 

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