Wondering where to buy Quinoa? The Lidl quinoa is amazing and such a bargain.
A great source of protein, calcium, and fibre. If you have to follow a gluten-free diet, this is a great wheat-free substitute.
What IS Quinoa?
You might be wondering what on earth quinoa is.
First of all, let’s talk about how you pronounce it.
Quinoa is actually pronounced ‘keen-waa’. I like to say the ‘waa’ as though I am saying ‘Mwah’ to someone.
Did you know that Quinoa is one of the world’s most popular health foods? This is because it is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all nine essential amino acids.
On top of that, quinoa is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and other beneficial antioxidants.
Therefore it is a great ‘superfood‘.
How to cook quinoa
Quinoa is actually really easy to cook!
Cook it as you would rice but wash well under cold water before you do.
As for me, I’m using my cooker for brown rice, and it works great with quinoa.
Here is a delicious recipe for coconut Quinoa !
As quinoa has become more and more popular over the years it is much easier to find it in stores.
However finding it for a bargain price can be an issue.
The Lidl quinoa is just 89p per 300g.
To put that into context, you can get a 300g bag from Amazon for £2.99.
Or a 300g bag from Tesco for £2.
You are saving over 50% by buying the Lidl quinoa.
What are the health benefits of Quinoa?
There are so many great health benefits to quinoa!
- Gluten-free – great for those of you who cannot eat gluten.
- High in fiber.
- High in protein – great if you are trying to get in more protein.
- Low Glycemic Index (which means it is good to help you control blood sugar levels).
- High in iron and magnesium.
And probably best of all, it is really easy to incorporate into your diet.
How to serve quinoa
Now that we know some of the amazing health benefit of quinoa, you might be wondering what you can serve with your Lidl quinoa.
The possibilities are endless!
A really simple way to eat more quinoa is to use it in place of rice and cous cous. It can work well with curries.
Quinoa works very well in salads – think about cous cous salads and just replace the cous cous with quinoa.
You could make some vegetarian or even vegan burgers using quinoa.
Use it in place of breadcrumbs in recipes for meatballs, burgers, etc.
This one is a little weird but I promise that it is a nice easy way to eat quinoa. Add it to your morning porridge!
I love vegan food and I have been trying to find delicious vegan options in London!