If it’s what’s on the inside that counts, consider quinoa your new favorite beauty product.
Like our beloved Beyoncé, quinoa is the ultimate powerhouse (at least, in the world of superfoods). According to Ancient Harvest, the grain is a “complete protein,” meaning it provides “all nine essential amino acids necessary for good health.” Without going full science class on you, your body can’t produce these nutrients without certain foods. So, adorning a helping of this nutritional grain with fresh produce will have you walking away from the dinner table feeling a little bit more like Bey.
In addition to accentuating your inner Queen, quinoa is the grain that keeps on giving. Investing in a box for your pantry will provide you with at least a week’s worth of dinners for one. A quarter cup of uncooked quinoa makes ¾ cups of cooked grains making it the perfect base to pile ingredients onto.
Now that you’re quinoa connoisseurs, go forth and cook. Relish in every bite knowing that your bank account remains as full as your stomach. Bow down to the bowls in the gallery, below.