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It is a source of protein (which is odd for a grain), and high in fibre.
I decided to come up with a recipe of my own which has a savory and sweet taste!
After searching multiple websites for recipes, seeing what foods went well with quinoa this is what I came up with…
Voila!! It is delicious!!
This is from the Quinoa, Beans and Lentils. Full of nutrients from all ingredients especially the vegetables and fruit. No sodium. Low in fat – only contains healthy fat (1 tbsp olive/canola oil added to pan, and the crushed almonds ).
A very healthy dish!
( Or what make them less valuable…lol)
www.myfoodrecord.com is a a great website that I used for many projects as a student studying my Nutrition and Dietetics degree.
In 1996 Chris Hewes and Jim Painter PhD RD (Registered Dietitian) developed the Nutrition Analysis Tool (NAT) found on myfoodrecord.com at the University of Illinois in the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
You can add in all the ingredients from a recipe, or the items of a meal, and the program brings out the nutritional value. It gives very detailed information so you get the whole picture.
There are other nutrient analysis websites, this is just one I am familiar with, which is reputable and very user friendly.
It’s great! I even used it for my chili recipe! (example see below)
Follows Cardiac and Diabetic Diet
Serving size 1 cup: approx. 22 g Protein! 20g Fibre! That’s Amazing!
3 cups of Beans and Lentils of your choice. This dish has:
Vegetables of your choice:
Seasonings: Add to your taste. Here are some suggestions below, but there are many sodium free seasonings that you can add to chili.
This recipe makes a HUGE batch. You will have extra. This is a great dish to freeze and eat on those nights that you just don’t feel like cooking.
Note: If your body is not used to this amount of fibre watch the serving size, and drink lots of water! hehe
BE HEALTHY. FEEL GOOD.
It’s not about getting skinny, its about being healthy.
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March 21st is National Dietitians Day!
This day is dedicated to all dietitians across Canada. It celebrates dietitians as health care professionals, committed to using their specialized knowledge and skills in food and nutrition to improve the health of Canadians.
It reminds us that dietitians are the smart choice for advice on proper eating, good nutrition and healthy living.
Source: Go to Dietitians.ca for more information.