“Try substituting quinoa for recipes that call for brown rice or other grains to boost your protein intake,” says Messina. One cup of cooked quinoa has 8g of protein, contains all nine essential amino acids (something that is usually only found in meat, fish, and poultry), and has almost twice the amount of fiber of brown rice. Something else to consider? Try adding half a cup of cooked quinoa to your already protein-loaded morning oats for a supercharged breakfast.
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