QUINOA...YOU SHOULD BE EATING IT!
Quinoa (keen-wah), while most often touted as a grain, is actually a seed. It is more closely related to sesame seeds and chia than it is to wheat or rice. However, it is very "grain-like" and makes a great substitute for any grains in almost any dish. Quinoa is gluten free, so it's a wonderful option for those of you who, like me, cannot or choose not to eat gluten. Quinoa is so much more than a gluten free option. Quinoa is one of the few foods that is considered to be a complete protein. This makes it also a great vegetarian protein source. In addition, it is high in fiber, iron and calcium. READ MORE
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Stevie Winsborrow is a professional chef, functional and integrative nutritionist and holistic health coach, as well as a published author, TV and radio personality and Editor In Chief of Align Body & Soul magazine.