Quinoa seeds are packed with nutrition, are gluten free and are very easy to turn into delicious meals.

They are a good source of manganese, magnesium, folate, phosphorus and copper. They also offer some iron, zinc and B vitamins. But they are also a complex carb, a complete protein containing all nine of the essential amino acids and contain fiber.

Besides that these seeds are also very easy to use in place of rice in many breakfast or lunch/dinner recipes.

By buying gluten free ingredients & preparing our foods from scratch we will know what we are putting into our recipes and we will also know how much nutrition is in the meals we are serving.

I usually have a small bag of cooked quinoa in the freezer so I can a small amount to soups, in a quiche or to toss on any other salad.

There are now quite a number of gluten free foods on the grocery shelves, but if you check out the ingredients, you may find that many of these may not be the healthiest choices.

Over the past few months we have enjoyed a salad made with Quinoa& lately I have again made Quinoa Porridge so that I have a variety of breakfast cereals.

Today I am adding the QUINOA SALAD & GLUTEN FREE QUINOA PORRIDGE recipes to my website.