Quinoa - why so many hidden points?!
9/1/2011 4:41 PM
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One of my new favorite things is a recipe I found for quinoa that has toasted almonds and craisins in it - it's DELICIOUS hot AND cold...which means it's a fairly good on-the-go food since it doesn't have to be reheated.
The thing that blows my mind is that one CUP of this recipe is 9 POINTS PLUS! I don't see how that is possible considering quinoa is supposed to be so healthy. The recipe yields 4 cups, and includes the following:
Sliced almonds, toasted
Chicken or vegetable broth
1 tsp of Olive Oil (used when cooking the shallots and to 'toast' the quinoa prior to adding the broth)
Sounds so healthy, yet...isn't. :( So sad.
Now I have had to make my serving size 1/2 C which doesn't fill me up that well and still seems to have a high points value...
Here is the link to the recipe if anyone is interested - like I said, it's DELICIOUS, but does have a surprisingly high points value.
Quinoa Pilaf with Cranberries
Why can't quinoa be lower points plus?!