Oh, the craze that is quinoa. But let’s be real, it has every reason to be. The gluten-free seed—yes it’s a seed not a grain—is a great source of protein and contains all nine essential amino acids. The nutty flavor makes it a great compliment to creamy foods like avocado, winter squash or buttery cheeses. You can use it as a replacement for rice or add it to your favorite stir-fry, soup or salad. It’s an amazing source of antioxidants and heart-healthy fatty acids, so jump on the quinoa trend because it doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
• Spicy Quinoa Chicken
• Baked Chicken with Quinoa and Asparagus