SOME PEOPLE ERRONEOUSLY BELIEVE THAT QUINOA IS A GRAIN OR THAT IT IS HIGH-CARB LIKE RICE: It is not that high in carbs, so you can easily incorporate it in small, judicious quantities and make fun veggies....check out this one! HERE
My husband buys me a huge bag (cheaper!) of prewashed white quinoa...pretty sure he found it on Amazon. Yep, here it is - the exact one he bought for me! CLICK HERE
Quinoa is not a grain. Read about it over HERE.
Nutrition Facts for cooked quinoa - Find it HERE.
It is true that many low-carbers use quinoa in their diets. My friend, Char Cunningham, a successful long-term low-carber uses it in maintenance. Usually it is used during pre-maintenance and maintenance, because people always think it is a grain - it is not. 1 cup COOKED quinoa 39 g carbs and 5 g fiber = 34 grams net carbs. FOR THE RECIPE THAT I linked to, here is the breakdown: Now divide by 24 = 1.4 grams net carbs Of course, I added in all the other ingredients .... now we have:
Yield: 24 rounds
2.7 g protein
2.6 g fat
0.5 g fiber
3.2 g net carbs
For this recipe below it adds, 34 divided by 6 = 5.6 g net carbs - the rest of the carbs are from the cauli-rice.