Did you know that Keen One quinoa is the world’s largest, most nutrient-rich organic quinoa grain? The nutrition provided by quinoa is unmatched by other grains such as brown rice or wheat. Keen One Quinoa is organically grown in the Bolivian Andes, contains 2x more bone-building calcium than wheat, has all 9 essential amino acids, and is rich in anti-inflammatory Vitamin E and fiber. Quinoa also contains 8.1 grams of protein per cup - over 50% more than brown rice! When choosing a grain, quinoa seems like a no-brainer.
Although the nutritional value of quinoa stands alone, there are many creative ways to incorporate quinoa into recipes to achieve even more nutritional benefits. Quinoa makes a delicious and filling base for protein-packed and nutrient-dense meals. If you are looking to elevate your lunches, dinners and snacks with recipes that pack a protein punch, look no further! Quinoa nutrition and quinoa protein are guaranteed to keep you full and energized throughout the day.
Recipe 1: Thai Coconut Quinoa Protein Bowl with Shrimp
This beautiful, colorful bowl is not just pretty to look at, it is also full of protein and other nutrients from its healthy ingredients. It will blow you away with its bold Thai flavors and surprise you with how easy it is to make! Build the base of the bowl by preparing a Keen One Thai Coconut Curry Quinoa Cup according to the directions on the cup. Cut and wash a handful of romaine lettuce and spinach and add to the bowl with the quinoa. Prepare 5-6 frozen shrimp by sauteing on the stovetop in your cooking oil of choice. Once the shrimp is cooked, toss in Teriyaki sauce and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Add garbanzo beans, chopped cucumber, and shredded carrots to the bowl, and dress with Spicy Cashew Dressing or other Thai dressing of choice.
On top of the 10gm of protein from the Quinoa Cup, there are 24 grams of protein in 100 grams of cooked shrimp! This makes them an excellent protein source to add to the quinoa protein. Garbanzo beans also add another dimension of protein to this dish, while the vegetables make a well-rounded meal. Doesn’t get much healthier or delicious than this… enjoy!
Recipe 2: FeastyTravels Kale & Pesto Quinoa Protein Bowl
This Kale and Pesto Quinoa Protein Bowl created by Jess from feasty travels blog is a delicious vegan and plant-based dish. The protein from the quinoa is paired with kale, which is one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet, to make a healthy and hearty lunch or dinner. The steps are quick and easy - simply prepare a Keen One Pesto Pasta Quinoa Cup according to the directions on the cup and add some minced garlic to a pan on low heat. Rinse and chop your kale into chunks and add to the pan once the garlic starts sizzling. Add in a handful of cherry tomatoes to soften. Once the garlic is caramelized, kale is wilted, and tomatoes are softened, assemble the bowl by combining the prepared quinoa with the kale mixture.
Recipe 3: Thai Lettuce Wraps with Tofu
Thai Lettuce Wraps with Quinoa and Tofu are a creative way to spice up your lunches, dinners, or snacks in a healthy way! These beautiful wraps are so tasty and convenient. Prepare a Keen One Thai Coconut Curry Quinoa Cup according to the directions on the cup. Wash and dry a few pieces of butter lettuce. Prepare tofu to your liking by either sauteing in a pan or baking in the oven - just make sure to press it first! Season tofu with spices of your choice then assemble the wraps by adding quinoa and tofu to the center of the butter lettuce. If you like a little spice then add a dash of Sriracha sauce on top. The filling of these lettuce wraps is packed with protein, given that tofu is a top source of plant-based protein. On top of the 10 grams of quinoa protein, there are about 10 grams of protein per half cup of tofu. Enjoy!