Mama Mondays - Quinoa Protein Power for Mamas

Mama Mondays - Quinoa Protein Power for Mamas

Quinoa is the super trendy super food that is all the rage these days…

And with good reason.  Even though quinoa has only become popular and commonplace in the United States in recent years, it is actually an ancient grain grown in the Andes Mountains.  And why the rise in popularity?  Well, a focus on whole grains, gluten free diets and vegetarianism/veganism are definitely on the upswing, and quinoa is the perfect food to meet al of these needs.  It is a gluten free whole grain packed with calcium, fiber, magnesium, and lysine.  And why are we talking about it here, in my Protein Power series (remember last week’s Greek yogurt roundup and smoothie and pancake recipes)?  Well, it is also a great source of protein, and one of highest sources and only plant-based complete sources of protein.  So, awesome for celiacs, vegans, and all of us Mamas, especially those of us that are pregnant! (Sources: Wikipedia and Quinoa Corporation)

Ingredients

  • Dark Cocoa Superfood Granola from Cupcakes & Kale Chips
  • Raspberry Quinoa Muffins from Sweet Twist of Blogging
  • Quinoa & Apple Breakfast Bites from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish
Read the whole recipe on Cupcakes & Kale Chips