You’ve probably heard about quinoa as a superfood, or seen it in a salad at your local cafe. Quinoa is a nutritious, high fibre grain that is also a complete protein – it contains all 9 essential amino acids. In addition, it is also gluten-free and full of vitamins and minerals.
We love quinoa because it has a lower glycemic index than other carbohydrates. This means that it takes longer to digest, providing a slower release of sugar into the blood. Higher glycemic index (GI) foods are quickly digested and can leave us hungry soon again after eating. While quinoa is lower GI, we recommend that you are still mindful of your portion size; as part of a meal, we suggest including 25g of uncooked quinoa, or roughly 75g cooked.
Our Mediterranean quinoa and vegetable recipe is a perfect combination, it is also a great way to help you reach your 5 a day target. As well as being a great vegetarian recipe, you might like to double the vegetable portion to add to other meals the following day. We particularly enjoy Mediterranean vegetables the next day with an oven baked chicken breast.
Prep and cooking time: 1 hour
Not only do the vegetables in this recipe freeze well, but they also go really well with any protein and grain. We love combining this recipe with a can of tuna and fresh herbs.
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Like the look of this veggie/vegan dish but is quinoa & in what form is it delivered? I have a list of 10 apparently cancer-enhancing tinned veg which I have now stopped buying; one of them is (one of my favourites) tinned tomatoes. Another thing is one has to buy so many other ingredients which we might not necessarily use; either because of the initial cost or, because of lack of space. Otherwise, great. 😎 👍