Weight loss is more than just watching your inches disappear. Wise weight loss is when we take care of different areas of our body and treat them with respect. In this case, respect means nutrition and care we provide to them. This quinoa recipe quickly becomes an integral part of our needs for the nutrients that feed and nurture our well-being.
This month we dedicate to our skin.
Week One to a more gorgeous and vibrant skin is dedicated to filling your breakfasts, lunches, and dinners with more nutrient-rich food combinations.
Here are some recipes, very easy ones, that could be done and finished in a few minutes. The only difference is that these recipes provide whole foods, unprocessed sources of nutrients for your body.
Enjoying the process of preparing and then partaking the foods made with fresh ingredients will definitely bring you closer to a fresher looking skin. And lighter you.
Just A Few Highlights About My Favorite Grain
This meal is Gluten Free.
This meal is Low Glycemic (i.e., your blood sugar won’t be jumping up and down after this meal’s consumption.)
Quinoa is a great source for protein, calcium, iron. It contains almost perfect balance of all 8 Essential amino acids needed for tissue development.
“Essential” means humans cannot synthesize it in the body.
Quinoa is high in lysine and cystine amino acids which are the building blocks of protein.
Approximately 4 oz/day of quinoa (~1/2 cup) will provide a child’s protein needs for one day.
- 1/2 cucumber, slices
- 1 yellow bell pepper, sliced
- 2 scallions, chopped
- 1 Tbsp. sesame oil
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 3/4 cup frozen peas
- 1 Tbsp. light soy sauce
- 1/4 cup pine nuts (or almonds, crushed)
- 1/2 cup cabbage, chopped
- 4 cups quinoa, cooked
- 1 slice of lemon
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- Set aside cooked quinoa in a bowl.
- Chop and slice all remaining vegetables. Add them to the bowl with quinoa.
- Add peas, soy sauce, sea salt and pepper to taste.
- Mix the combined ingredients.
- Garnish with pine nuts or crushed almonds, and the juice of the lemon piece.