Quinoa is one of the most popular “superfoods” on the market. A grain crop that is grown for its nutritious seeds, quinoa is often mistaken for a grain because of how it is prepared. Quinoa is technically labeled as a pseudo-cereal however, meaning that it is a seed that is prepared and eaten like a grain. This makes quinoa acceptable for those who are gluten-intolerant. Check out our Thai quinoa salad here.
Naturally gluten-free, quinoa is also high in protein, fiber and numerous vitamins and minerals. One of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids, quinoa is considered to be a “complete” protein.
In just one cup of cooked quinoa there is:
It is also high in magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and other antioxidants.
It might seem weird to put quinoa into chocolate chip cookies but the addition gives these chocolate chip quinoa cookies not only a fun texture, but also a boost of nutrition. Try them today and add a boost of superfood nutrition to your cookies!
Makes 3 dozen