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Quinoa is a versatile and easy to prepare whole grain food. It has more plant-based protein than other grains, and is considered a complete protein source.

Quinoa is also a good source of dietary fiber, which combined with protein slows down digestion to keep you fuller for longer.

In addition to protein and fiber, quinoa provides several micronutrients:

  • B Vitamins, including folate
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Zinc

Try some of my favorite quinoa recipes, including cilantro lime quinoa salad, beet quinoa salad with butternut squash, and buffalo chickpea quinoa meatballs.

Learn how to cook perfect quinoa on the stovetop, microwave, or rice cooker in this post!