February 20, 2009

Healthy Food Swap

Instead of eating traditional brown rice, try swapping in quinoa grain instead. Quinoa, pronounced "keen-wa" provides 8 grams of protein. This is more than any other type of grain!
Quinoa also contains lots of carbohydrates and magnesium, folate, iron, and fiber. All of these nutrients are necessary for our bodies' peak function. Quinoa also cooks up in half the time as brown rice. It usually takes 15 minutes to cook, and the proper ratio is 2 to 1 water-to-grain.
This grain can be found in bulk at most "whole foods" or "fresh fare" markets.
(idea found in Runner's World magazine, March 2009)

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