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Old 05-30-2012, 01:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
Joseepie
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Default Quinoa - Really Healthy??

Hi, I'm always looking to make a nice hearty meal salad (a big salad with lots of stuff). My theory is that I can eat a big portion without using up all my calories. Does anybody make salads with the Quinoa grain? On the package that I buy, it indicates 170 calories for a quarter cup of this yummy, high protein grain (although this seems like a lot of calories).

Post your recipes if you have one. Here's mine:

Mix all of this up and chill in fridge before eating:
1 cup of cooked Quinoa
1/4 cup of cubed cucumbers
1/2 cup of diced tomatoes
1/4 of diced red or yellow peppers
1/4 cup of sliced manzanilla olives (mmmm!)
1/4 cup of crumbled feta cheese (low fat)
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 tbsp of lemon juice (or to taste)
1/4 cup of fresh dill

Enjoy a very filling salad.
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