Dinner is made easy with our Mushroom Quinoa Skillet! Perfectly green, completely vegan, and naturally gluten-free, this is a dish that will surely satisfy anyone sitting around your dining table. We love this skillet for many reasons, but mainly because it’s packed with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients from the fresh ingredients used. The quinoa present also provides a great source of whole grains and protein! Studies have shown that those who eat whole grains on a regular basis have a reduced risk of stroke, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other obesity related illnesses (1). Not only should whole grains be a part of your daily diet, but wholesome sources of protein need to be included as well. Just one cup of cooked quinoa contains 8 grams of protein (*,2)! So go ahead and wow your dinner guests with this easy to cook meal–we hope you won’t be disappointed!
*A good way to calculate the amount of protein you need is to convert your weight to kilograms (weight in pounds divided by 2.2 g/kg) and multiply that number by 0.8 g/kg.
1. What are the Health Benefits of Whole Grains? The Whole Grains Council. http://wholegrainscouncil.org/whole-grains-101/what-are-the-health-benefits
2. Institute of Medicine, Dietary Reference Intakes for Energy, Carbohydrate, Fiber, Fat, Fatty Acids, Cholesterol, Protein, and Amino Acids (Macronutrients). 2005, National Academies Press: Washington, DC.