Even though I’m not a vegetarian, that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a meatless meal on regular occasion. In fact, I think it’s very important to eat legumes and plant-based proteins for a good overall balance of one’s diet. My thoughts on the matter also play nicely with the new Canada Food Guide, so I see it as a win-win. But eating a meatless meal doesn’t have to be complicated, and that’s why I love these Mushroom and Arugula Quinoa Bowls.
Why do I love quinoa?
It’s neutral in taste and can take on a wide variety of flavours.
Quick and easy to prepare with no special equipment or longer soaking periods required.
Great as a main dish or side dish and is gluten-free.
It contains plant-based protein and essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. This is important because essential amino acids are the ones that the body cannot produce on its own and must get from food.
Not only a source of protein but fibre, magnesium, manganese and folate to name only a few.
It has a pleasant texture and holds up well on its own or in combination with other foods.