Quinoa with Turmeric and Lemon

Quinoa with Turmeric and Lemon

Therapeutic Health Benefits: This recipe is rated as a Green-Yellow Dot in our food rating system (Food Coach) and makes a super healthy meal replacer due to the following qualities which are known to promote positive health and wellbeing.

  • Moderate in calories per serving
  • Healthy balance of carbohydrates, protein, fat and dietary fiber
  • No trans fats.
  • Healthy balance of sodium
  • No added sugars
  • Diabetic friendly with low glycemic index
  • Excellent source of iron
  • Good source of potassium
  • Good source of Vitamin C
  • No food additives, artificial flavor, or color
  • Gluten free
  • Complete protein with all the essential amino acids

Quinoa is a world’s popular super grain full of antioxidant properties due to its high content of flavonoids (quercetin and kaempferol). Turmeric and lemon juice added in the recipe adds extra antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Foods with high antioxidant and inti-inflammatory properties are known to boosts our immune system and can prevent our body’s form many diseases like heart disease, cancer, arthritis etc. Therefore, health benefits of this recipe are enormous.

Ingredients:

 Instructions: Rinse quinoa under water then cook according to the package directions. Wash and chop onion. Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add chopped onion and sauté until golden in color. Add turmeric powder mix well then add cooked quinoa, squeeze fresh lemon, and add salt. Stir well in low heat. Enjoy and eat with confidence!

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Learn more about quinoa and health benefits: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/11-proven-benefits-of-quinoa#section5



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