This is a healthier variation of Perfectly Addicting Snack! Enter quinoa!
~ A very healthy WHOLE GRAIN, so it's rich in many nutrients, phytochemicals, and fiber!
~ High in protein from a plant!
~ Easy and FAST to prepare ...just like rice. In particular, it cooks faster than brown rice, done in about 15 minutes!
Quinoa is moist like cottage cheese, and sort of has a similar texture, with none of the saturated fat!
It tastes like pasta, similar to those tiny Italian pasta stars, pastini!...only it's a whole grain!
Quinoa prepared (Costco sells a big bag!)
Trader Joe's Lemon Pepper with attached grinder
Chick peas (optional)
COMMENTS: What are you doing this weekend? Buying hemp seeds! You can get them in the bulk food section of Whole Foods, or get organic from www.amazon.com!