Recently, I mentioned my efforts to incorporate more quinoa in our diets here at the Yankee Homestead, for a variety of reasons.
Why Eat Quinoa?
Grain-free–There is much controversy over the consumption of grains. Quinoa is actually a seed, but sort of behaves like a grain, making it a perfect substitute for rice.
Nutritious–Quinoa is a great source of protein and balanced amino acids. It also contains fiber and iron.
Economical–Real meat can be expensive. Adding quinoa to certain dishes helps to stretch the meat further. Or, if your family will tolerate it, quinoa can even replace the meat in some meals.