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.