If you are anything like me, as soon as the temperature drops a few degrees you are on the look out for comforting and warming foods.
This post is part 1 of a series of Winter Warmer ideas – nutritious, warming and tasty recipes to give you some inspiration through the Winter months.
So first off the rank is Breakfast and a yummy Quinoa porridge recipe. I’m a bit new to using Quinoa. I have to be honest, I’ve always tended to avoid using it on principle – it’s been a bit trendy so I have tried to rebel for this reason from using it. However, it seems Quinoa is here to stay and for anyone following a gluten free diet, it’s a handy little grain (well it’s actually a seed) to use.
A bit of nutritional background. Quinoa is a good source of protein, fibre and carbohydrate. It’s also low GI (low glycemic index) meaning it won’t spike your blood sugars but will keep you going that bit longer.
It can often be a higher source of protein and fibre than good old fashioned Traditional Oats. (please note: Oats are still a great source of these nutrients).