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Runners Recipes: Quinoa (KEEN-WAH) Made Easy

Prepare yourself to be Quin-WOW-ed.

For runners focused more on performance and less on preparing dinner, we’d like to introduce you to one super grain that will take you farther than you could ever imagine. Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-WAH) is a grain nimble enough to squeeze into the unlikeliest of places (from Banana Nut Quinoa Muffins to Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes). Considered to be a complete protein, it’s full of incredible nutrients [1] (essential amino acids, potassium, and a high ratio of protein to carbohydrates). Best of all, it will make your belly feel just about as happy as it would after breaking through finish line tape!

We checked in with the Brooks Running Blog Ambassadors to uncover their favorite Quinoa recipes. Of course, they were happy to share and even surprised us with some variations that will help you get the most miles out of this super crop (i.e. quinoa flour, quinoa flakes, and quinoa whole grains). Once you nail the pronunciation (hint: it’s not KEE-NO-WAH), scroll down to check out a list of our favorite quinoa recipes. Your body and your taste buds will thank you for it!

1. Banana Nut Quinoa Muffins

Anne from fANNEtastic Food combined quinoa flour and quinoa flakes into this delicious gluten free Banana Nut Muffin Recipe. Enjoy!

Muffins

 

2. Janae’s Refrigerator Quinoa

Janae, a.k.a. Hungry Runner Girl, came up with this easy-to-follow recipe that’s sure to knock your compression socks off after a long day.

Refrigerator quinoa

 

3. Quinoa and Bacon

Meghann from Meals & Miles “tried something new in the kitchen,” to create a bacon-tastic meal. Don’t forget the sriracha, people!

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4. Quinoa-stuffed Tomatoes

Jesica heard you saying, “but what if I want more bacon options?” and delivered this culinary work of art (bacon optional, but highly encouraged). You’ll love these Quinoa-stuffed Tomatoes from Jesica of rUnLadyLike . Enjoy!

Tomatoes stuffed

 

5. New Ways to Eat Quinoa

Jenn from Fit Bottomed Girls shared four awesome new ways to eat quinoa. From chips to flour to Krunch, your quinoa boredom will be nonexistent.

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6. Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes

“Yay! For complex carbs!” Ashley Hicks from Black Girls Run shared a tasty carb-loading alternative for those who are bored with pasta.

 

Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes

After you’ve been quin-wow-ed, be sure to check back in with us and tell us about your favorite quinoa recipes! We love to hear from you!

[1] Read more about the health benefits of quinoa from the Whole Foods Council at http://wholegrainscouncil.org

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