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#1 Fl Girl

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 07:43 AM

Do you eat this , how often...does it counts as carbs or protein? I'm really new to this stuff so I figured I'd come ask my TT friends.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 08:01 AM

I saw quinona and was wondering if we could eat that. Also wondering about special K protein plus cereal...should we be staying away from that or is it ok?
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:26 AM

I eat quinoa often.

1/2 cup cooked:

111 calories
18g carbs
.. 2.5g dietary fiber
4g protein

Make sure you rinse it well before you cook it - it has a coating of bitter-tasting chemicals called saponins, that make their seeds less-palatable to birds and other seed-eaters

I like mine cold in a salad best but this site has some great information and recipes:

http://www.quinoa.net/ and QUINOA RECIPES | BEST QUINOA RECIPES

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:33 AM

I eat quinoa often.

1/2 cup cooked:

111 calories
18g carbs
.. 2.5g dietary fiber
4g protein

Make sure you rinse it well before you cook it - it has a coating of bitter-tasting chemicals called saponins, that make their seeds less-palatable to birds and other seed-eaters

I like mine cold in a salad best but this site has some great information and recipes:

http://www.quinoa.net/ and QUINOA RECIPES | BEST QUINOA RECIPES


The bag I bought from Costco is Earthly Delights. It claims to be pre-washed. I wonder?????

Do you eat it as a carb? I havent started carbs yet (with the exception of some veggie occ***ionally) so i'm proceeding cautiously.
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:34 AM

I saw quinona and was wondering if we could eat that. Also wondering about special K protein plus cereal...should we be staying away from that or is it ok?


I havent had any cereal yet. I just p***ed my 6 mos anniv, so I can start but only 2 oz and only 1x a day :(
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Posted 30 January 2011 - 09:41 AM

The bag I bought from Costco is Earthly Delights. It claims to be pre-washed. I wonder?????

Do you eat it as a carb? I havent started carbs yet (with the exception of some veggie occ***ionally) so i'm proceeding cautiously.


Some (Bob's Red Mill is another) pre-wash their grains. I always put them in a sieve and run them under a cold tap for a few minutes no matter what.

I only usually eat 1/4 cup added to my salad and no more than once a day and as I don't touch any other starchy carbs like bread, rice, pasta or crackers etc., I tend not to worry about the carbs (I don't count the carbs from my veg and fruit either).

But it can't hurt to keep a track on your carb intake. It's one of those areas where creepage can occur.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 05:39 PM

I eat both. I love quinoa, I fry onions and mushrooms with garlic and then add the quinoa and water to the same pot and cook it until the quinoa is cooked. You make it just like rice.

The cereal can be dangerous if you eat too much bc of the sugar and carb content, but if you just have the 1/2 cup serving it's ok. I like it with a little skim milk, but don't put too much on it bc of the solid/liquid rules.

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Posted 31 January 2011 - 07:00 PM

I've eaten the quinoa before, I would use it with pinto beans to make a complete protein. My nutritionist sait that it's the same as eating brown rice because they are both a whole grain/complex carb.

I have since switched to brown rice and pinto beans, I pretty much eat brown rice and pinto beans for every meal, every day (since I was about 2-3 months out). I started eating it because I could no longer stand meat ( it made me feel ill to eat it).

I am just now getting to where I can add some meat every now and than. I'm 5 months out now and just under my goal weight. My Nut and Dr both said that eating it (quinoa or brown rice) would not sabatoge me even if it was the only thing I was eating all day every day.

I switched to the brown rice because I was not big on the texture of the quinoa.
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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:35 PM

Hubby saw some Quinoa bread today at a store and is begging me to make him some, lol.. (he likes the idea of extra protein, and the nutty flavor..)..

So- I've been googling various bread machine recipes for quinoa bread.. found a few but they're filled with butter & sugar.. so.. I'll keep looking!:rolleyes:

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Posted 05 March 2011 - 06:40 PM

Keep in mind that I'm pre-surgery, so i don't know what sits well post-surgery... But I can tell you that I loooove quinoa. It's fast and easy to cook and is supposed to be quite healthy. My hubby and I eat it on a regular basis. The only thing that took me some getting used to is that when the grains are cooked, there are these little tiny strings hanging off each grain, so it just looks a bit different. But the taste is great, and my vote is for you to give it a try!
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