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Get Healthy With Whole Grains

    14 Ways to Add Quinoa to Your Diet

    You can use this grain in just about everything, from breakfast to dinner and even a few snacks in between.

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    Super grain

    by Rachel Swalin

    If anything deserves to be called a superfood, it's quinoa. Not only does it pack 8 grams of belly-slimming protein and 5 grams of fiber per 1-cup-cooked serving, it’s also one of the few plant foods considered to be a complete protein, which means it contains all the essential amino acids your body can’t naturally produce.

    But many people are stumped about how to incorporate this gluten-free pseudocereal into their diets. (And how to pronounce it—for the record, it's "KEEN-wah.") If you're curious about how to use quinoa in recipes, read on for 14 options.

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