Chowing down on a big bowl of quinoa is a satisfying and delicious way to debloat. Not only is quinoa protein-packed and rich in digestion-relieving fiber, but it’s also chock-full of potassium ¡ª all reasons why it’s proven to be a superfood! This ancient grain offers a bevy of fantastic benefits for a healthier you. For some creative spins on its ancient magic, here are five quinoa recipes.
Ginger Quinoa Cookies
Photo: Jenny SugarA sweet treat with debloating power? Never say never! These ginger molasses cookies come together in 30 minutes and offer a heaping helping of quinoa’s magic.
Quinoa Pizza Crust
Photo: Jenny SugarHere’s a homemade crust that’s gluten-free and only takes a few steps to whip up ¡ª no kneading or rising required! Made with soaked quinoa and fresh basil, this pizza crust is chewy, flavorful, and much more nutritious than your standard pizzeria fare.
Quinoa and Egg Scramble With Spinach
Photo: Lizzie FuhrIf two scrambled eggs always leave you wanting more, bulk up your breakfast with two healthy ingredients: quinoa and spinach. This satisfying, vitamin-packed scramble takes less than 10 minutes to cook and offers a whopping 19.6 grams of protein per serving.
Jennifer Aniston’s Favorite Quinoa Salad
Photo: Lizzie FuhrIt’s high in fiber, iron, and vitamin C, so you can see all the healthy reasons why actress Jennifer Aniston loves this simple quinoa salad. Think of it as a bulked-up tabbouleh, since detoxifying parsley lays the base of the greens, while a scoop of quinoa and diced avocado provide over 60 percent of your daily recommended fiber.
Cinnamon Quinoa Bake
Photo: Lizzie FuhrProtein first thing in the morning does a body good. If you want to mix up your typical bowl of quinoa in an oatmeal setting, then opt for this creative spin. A cinnamon quinoa bake is a sweet, protein-packed treat to start off your day.