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Quinoa Chili


This vegetarian dish is so packed with protein from the beans and quinoa, you won’t even notice it doesn’t have any meat! This recipe comes to us from Kids Cook Monday Ambassador Karen of Our Blessed Adventures.

Cooking Tip of the Week: Draining and rinsing canned beans removes as much as 40% of their salt content, so it’s always wise to complete this step before cooking. You can always add a pinch of salt back into the recipe if needed.

Food for Thought: Quinoa (keen-wah) is a grain native to central America that recently gained popularity in the United States. It’s a great source of nutrients like protein, iron, magnesium and B vitamins, which is one reason it’s so popular, but we love it for its nutty taste, too! Believe it or not, quinoa is actually related to spinach seeds, which grow similarly. No wonder it’s so good for us!

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