Monday, July 20, 2015

Is Quinoa Paleo?

photo by nerissa's ring

Quinoa is a very popular grain alternative, and many may wonder whether it fits into the Paleo lifestyle. This is what Mark has to say :

While the Primal Blueprint recommends avoiding grains and higher glycemic foods altogether, at some point or another most of us partake in the context of occasional compromise.

There are a lot of great recipes using Quinoa.  Here is one of my favourite - Italian style quinoa cakes from

You can get the recipe here.

In this post Mark also has a video on how to prepare a spicy quinoa dish, so he isn't opposed to it's occasional use - as long as you are aware of it's limitations. Here, from another post on Mark's website, he warns us :

Obviously, like everything else, quinoa has it's pros and cons, but for a lot of people, this is a great grain alternative to at least explore.

I will leave you with one last recipe from Keith McDuffee.  This one is for pesto quinoa with shrimp and baby spinach - looks delicious.  If you want to try it you can get the recipe here.

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