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Quinoa?

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Is this a food we can have?  Someone told me that it's got a lot of protein in it.   I have never heard of it before.

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Its a grain (though technically it is a grass) and while it does have good protein, it also has quite a bit of starch.  In a cooked cup about 8g protein to 40g carb and 200 calories.

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ok!   I'll pass!

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Quinoa is not a grain and I've been told by multiple doctors that its a good choice for us.

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It's a good carb and is a great food for us!!

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I have no issue eating it in small amounts (limit is 1/4 cup because of hypoglycemia issues).

 

One of my favourites ways of eating it is as an alternative to rice in sushi.  This is a vegetarian recipe but it give good instructions on how to use cooked quinoa in sushi.  I've used fresh salmon and canned tuna - DH like grated cheese, slivers of tomato and sliced scallions.   http://almondsandavocados.com/quinoa-sushi-need-i-say-more/

 

This is my favourite...yum!  http://www.oxygenmag.com/Nutrition/Articles/Salmon-and-Avocado-Quinoa-Sushi-.aspx

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Cinwa - that sushi looks so delish!!  Can't wait o try it out. I loved Quinoa before surgery and look forward to having some soon.  :)

I have no issue eating it in small amounts (limit is 1/4 cup because of hypoglycemia issues).

 

One of my favourites ways of eating it is as an alternative to rice in sushi.  This is a vegetarian recipe but it give good instructions on how to use cooked quinoa in sushi.  I've used fresh salmon and canned tuna - DH like grated cheese, slivers of tomato and sliced scallions.   http://almondsandavocados.com/quinoa-sushi-need-i-say-more/

 

This is my favourite...yum!  http://www.oxygenmag.com/Nutrition/Articles/Salmon-and-Avocado-Quinoa-Sushi-.aspx

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I have it now and then.  It's quite yummy prepared some ways.  Never had any tummy issues with it.  Nice source of protein to use instead of rice when making a casserole or such.

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