View Full Version : Quinoa

08-24-2011, 06:43 AM
what are your thoughts on quinoa? (for/against?)

and if you do use it, what do you have it with? (I mainly stick tuna in it and add some chili sauce for taste)

08-24-2011, 07:49 AM
I don't mind it as an occasional substitute for rice etc., but it's so calorie dense (relatively speaking) that I don't feel quite as sated from a given amount.. (~300 calories of quinoa is a handful or so even cooked, ~300 calories of rice is a good-sized plate.

Good macros, but I'd say use it as an adjunct to add some solid carbs and fiber to your protein meals, rather than as a major carb source or the cornerstone of a meal.

Now, if you want recipes, that's another question entirely. :)

08-24-2011, 09:55 AM
thanks Belial. the odd time I've had it has been mainly as a filler when snacking on the tuna and 1 portion (in the pack I bought) is about 300 cals... and that's about enough to keep me going for 3 hours.

I only heard about this stuff recently and was interested when I read it contained protein (about 14% and nearly 80% carbs).