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Quinoa is a nutritious food that has been around for thousands of years. Although often used as a substitute for grains, it is actually a seed. It has gained popularity in recent years, particularly for those following gluten-free or vegetarian diets. Why Eat Quinoa? It is a great source of protein. One cup […]

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Lentils are a great source of important nutrients and an easy addition to meals. Lentils are part of the legume family, along with beans, split peas, and soybeans. They are a great source of protein, and have many associated  health benefits. One half cup of cooked lentils contains about 115 calories, 9 […]

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Amaranth is a tall, bushy plant with edible leaves and brightly colored flowers. It is not a “true” cereal grain, but has a similar nutritional profile to other grains, with several additional benefits.  Why Eat Amaranth? Amaranth is a good source of protein and is high in the amino acid lysine, […]