Making simple food swaps can make a huge impact on your diet and your health. By skipping the flour tortilla and using a crunchy lettuce leaf instead you skip the empty calories and fat and add vitamins. These South Western Lettuce Wraps are so flavorful and filling, you won't miss the tortilla.
These make a wonderful lunch or a light and healthy dinner. The quinoa cooks up in less than 30 minutes while you chop the veggies.
Quinoa is as simple to cook as rice but much better for you. Rice is a starch and another culprit of consuming empty calories. Meaning it doesn't add any or very little nutritional value. Quinoa as I'm sure you've heard is a super power Ancient grain and loaded with vitamins and minerals. If you're vegetarian than you'll be glad to know that it's also a complet protein!
Quinoa is naturally gluten-free and contains iron, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, vitamin E and fiber. It is one of only a few plant foods that are considered a complete protein and comprised of all pernine essential amino acids.
I can't stuff these into my mouth fast enough! I hope you try them and love them as much as we do!
Please head over to Wendy Polisi's site for the recipe and other fantastic healthy quinoa recipes.
OTHER QUINOA RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
Sweet Ginger Peach Tea Quinoa with Peaches and Pecans
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