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.
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page