I am trying to get my husband to eat healthy! In India, rice is staple and we eat rice every single day. So I am trying various healthy options like quinoa/ cous cous/ bulgur wheat. These are great options for rice if you are a rice lover. Today I made healthy and simple dinner for us. Quinoa sautéed with onion, tomatoes, topped with almonds and jalapeños, toasted cumin, garnished with cilantro and but ofcourse my favorite- a pinch of GARAM MASALA. Yum!
I also made some Pomegranate Raita. Raita is nothing but a dish made out of chilled yoghurt to cool off the spices in any dish. The flavors from the quinoa and the tanginess of the Pomegranate is PERFECTTTTT!
Definitely try this one and you will never regret:)
QUINOA has a high protein value of 18% and unlike wheat/ rice has a balanced set of essential amino acids as well.
POMEGRANATE contains no cholesterol or saturated fats. It is rich source of soluble and insoluble dietary fibers and is suggested in the diet for weight reduction and cholesterol controlling programs. Regular inclusion of fruits in the diet helps protect from colon cancers. The fruit contains an anti oxidant punicalagin which is effective in reducing heart disease risk factors. It is also good source of antioxidant Vitamin-C. Regular consumption of pomegranate has also been found to be effective against prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), diabetes, and lymphoma. It is also good source of many vital B-complex group of vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B-5), folates, pyridoxine and vitamin K, and minerals like calcium, copper, potassium, and manganese.