Quinoa and Black Bean Taco Bake

A New Twist on Taco Tuesday!

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Quinoa (keen-wah) is one food I’ve been trying to incorporate into our recipes for the last year.   I love the nutty flavor and rich nutrients in this super-food.

My Top 5 Reasons for Being Team Quinoa

1. High in protein — it has more protein compared to rice or wheat.
2. A good source of riboflavin — riboflavin helps reduce the frequency attacks in migraine sufferers by improving the energy metabolism within the brain and muscle cells.
3. It only has 172 calories per ¼ cup dry quinoa.
4. Since it is not related to wheat or grain, it’s gluten-free. Millions are discovering they feel better and lose weight when they reduce gluten grains or at least wheat products.
5. It is a complex carbohydrate with low glycemic index. This is again good for weight management.

 

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The ingredient list looks daunting, but don’t let that deter you.  There are a lot of spices and the rest of the ingredients are simple.

Quinoa Black Bean Taco Bake

 

Clint was a huge fan, having two bowls!   We paired it with Organic Blue Corn Chips and it was delicious.

 

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Enjoy!

3 thoughts on “Quinoa and Black Bean Taco Bake

  1. I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO trying this…quite possibly tonight!!!! I may have to put my own twist on it, though, LOL!!!!

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