Quinoa

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Registered: 04-22-2005
Quinoa
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Mon, 05-27-2013 - 12:23pm

I've just been introduced to a grain called Quinoa.  I had some this morning as cooked cereal with a little cream and some cinnamon.  It was quite good.  Anyone have any success with this and their blood sugar levels.     Cheryle

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
In reply to: cms915
Wed, 05-29-2013 - 6:46pm

I have eaten it sometimes  but don't remember exactly how it affected my BG levels. I believe it is supposed to be much better than some other grains, although it technically is not a grain.  I ate it in a chilled salad. I do have a cookbook that is all quinoa recipes but have not used them yet.  MaryFrances has eaten it more than i have.

Auntydoxzz

Community Leader
Registered: 07-31-1998
In reply to: cms915
Wed, 05-29-2013 - 11:18pm

Hi and welcome to the board. I love Quinoa. I use in salads all the time. Because of the level of protein in it, it doesn't bother my blood sugar much. With all new foods it is a good idea to test your blood sugar two hours after eating to see how you reacted to the food.

When I make a salad with it I include all the usual things like celery and carrots, even radishes but not cucumber because I don't like it. Make sure you fluff up the quinoa and then add a salad dressing of your choice.

One important thing that I don't want to forget is that you need to rinse the quinoa before you cook it. There is a material on the grains that some people find upsets their tummies.

How have you used the quinoa?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-10-2003
In reply to: auntydoxzz
Thu, 05-30-2013 - 12:06am

Am going to post the link to a recipe for quinoa spring rolls with spicy peanut sauce.  BUT  the site itself is all about cooking with quinoa.  So you may find some very useful info there.  I have not made the spring rolls and do think the fat content of the sauce is high, but it doesnt really break down what types of fat so it might not be quite as bad as I think. That said, I do think there is more  useful information around this web site also.

http://www.cookingquinoa.net/quinoa-spring-rolls