This nutty-tasting grain is remarkable for its high protein content, particularly the amino acid lysine (which your body needs to build muscle). A cooked cup boasts 5 grams of filling fiber, 30% of the daily value for magnesium, and nearly 10% of your daily potassium needs. It also provides the raw materials for building superoxide dismutase, an enzyme that guards cells against damage while working out.
1)Serve mixed into stir-fry vegetable and meat dishes.
2) For a hearty salad, toss cold, cooked quinoa with raw or cooked vegetables and cooked, chopped chicken.
3) Add 1/4 cup raisins to warm cooked quinoa for an instant breakfast.
4) Stir cooked quinoa into your favorite canned or frozen vegetable soup.
1 CUP COOKED, 222 CALORIES