Quinoa Porridge with Vanilla Yogurt
Weight-loss bonus: Deliciously thick and creamy Greek yogurt contains about twice the hunger-quelling protein as traditional yogurt. To cut back on calories, select plain and add vanilla extract or other flavouring.
Best Health magazine, January/February 2013; Image: Maya Visnyei
Units: Metric US Imperial
Instructions Bring quinoa, water, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg to a boil in a medium- sized saucepan. Simmer, covered, until water has been absorbed, about 12 minutes. Remove from heat and let stand five minutes. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt and vanilla. Fluff quinoa with a fork, divide between two bowls and top with yogurt, nuts, maple syrup and berries.
Per serving: 340 calories, 16 g protein, 9 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 51 g carbohydrates, 7 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 5 mg sodium