When I was pregnant with my first child, my diet included a quiche.
The one I was most proud of, of course, was this one, which I cooked up in the oven on a Saturday night.
A week later, when I returned home from work to discover that I’d eaten more than I’d planned, I was devastated.
“You’d been so focussed on the quiche, you hadn’t realised how much you’d eaten!”
I told my husband.
“But I was just so hungry, I just needed to get back to eating!”
So I did.
I didn’t realise that the quinoa was gluten-based, but it was gluten free, too.
My family ate it, and so did I. But how?
Read more About five years later, I’m back in my kitchen, trying to get my family to embrace quinoa as an option.
There’s something about quinoa that makes me feel like a real woman.
It’s so versatile, easy to make and, yes, a good source of protein.
So how can it be a good choice for your diet?
It’s packed with nutrients.
Quinoa is high in vitamins and minerals and contains plenty of protein, along with a range of fiber, minerals and vitamins.
It also has a lot of protein-rich fibre, making it a good option for those with more active lifestyles.
Quorn has a wonderful gluten-containing fibre called lectin that helps with digestion, and it’s also low in calories, which is good for weight loss.
It has lots of vitamins, including iron, vitamin B6, folate, folic acid, magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin C, vitamin E and manganese.
Quarnys are a good alternative to regular breads and cereals and are often vegan, too, which makes them great for vegetarians.
A couple of quorn’s other benefits include fibre, vitamin K and potassium, as well as vitamins A and D, and zinc.
They are high in fibre and magnesium, and can be packed with vitamin B12 and folic acids, which can help to prevent neural tube defects.
Quicken is also a great source of fibre, and contains many of the nutrients needed for good digestion.
Quenching your hunger When you’re hungry, it’s easy to fall prey to the temptations of junk food.
However, when you’re eating healthy, it is much easier to avoid junk food and binge on food, because you’re less likely to have unhealthy foods around.
But if you’re trying to shed weight and keep it off, eating healthy can be a huge help.
And that’s exactly what quinoa can do.
It contains a high percentage of whole grains, which are high-protein foods.
Whole grains contain a lot more protein than the processed and refined types of food we usually eat, which means you can eat the whole thing without worrying about its protein content.
It is a very high-carbohydrate, low-fat, high-fiber diet that includes a good amount of fibre.
And while it’s not as nutritious as quinoa, quinoa is a great option if you want to lose weight.
For the rest of us, quorn and quinoa are great choices.