The Queen of Protein. Quinoa can be added to almost anything, is excellent warm or cold, cooks easily and stores very well. Why is it taking so long for this ancient grain to re-establish itself in the world diet? It is gluten-free, full of iron and manganese and, as stated, an excellent source of protein. It is very low on the glycemic index for a carb as well.
Not actually fried, the beans are cooked and mashed creating a delicious spreadable paste. A half cup gives you a quarter of your daily fibre needs and twenty percent of your daily iron needs. Add some salsa and your iron absorption improves. Plus you get 15g of protein, fuel for your workout and a tasty meat alternative. Some canned versions are very high in sodium so read the labels carefully.