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Nutrition Facts

  Servings Per Recipe: 4
  Serving Size: 1 serving

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 294.9
  Total Fat 13.1 g
      Saturated Fat 1.4 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 1.0 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 7.5 g
  Cholesterol 0.0 mg
  Sodium 43.8 mg
  Potassium 301.9 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 38.4 g
      Dietary Fiber 5.4 g
      Sugars 5.8 g
  Protein 7.4 g
  Vitamin A 150.7 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-6 6.6 %
  Vitamin C 15.8 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 10.8 %
  Calcium 2.8 %
  Copper 4.5 %
  Folate 13.4 %
  Iron 23.5 %
  Magnesium 3.6 %
  Manganese 9.2 %
  Niacin 5.0 %
  Pantothenic Acid     2.4 %
  Phosphorus     43.4 %
  Riboflavin 89.6 %
  Selenium 1.2 %
  Thiamin 5.8 %
  Zinc 2.3 %


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Calories in Simple Quinoa and Vegetables

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Submitted by: CHEF_MEG

Calories per Ingredient

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Calories per serving of Simple Quinoa and Vegetables

172 calories of Ancient Harvest Traditional Whole Grain Quinoa, 1 serving =.25 cup dry, (0.25 cup)

90 calories of Olive Oil, (0.75 tbsp)

25 calories of Carrots, raw, (1 medium)

7 calories of Asparagus, fresh, (2 spear, medium (5-1/4" to 7" long))

1 calories of Zucchini, baby, (0.25 large)

0 calories of Thyme, fresh, (0.25 tsp)

0 calories of Rice Wine Vinegar, (0.25 tbsp)


Nutrition & Calorie Comments  

Describing this recipe as "protein-rich" is laughable. There's only 7.5g of protein! So to put that into perspective, this 300 calorie recipe is 25% of my calories for the day, but only provides 13% of my protein... I've made much better recipes than this just tossing together things from my fridge Submitted by:
NEARLYNINA

(1/24/14)
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Needed a flavor boost with leeks. But quinoa is my favorite side dish---just remember that it packs a punch, nutritionally, and the calories show it.
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MADZI88

(4/8/13)
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The difference between one serving of Quinoa and Basmati Rice is 3 grams of protein more for the Quinoa and 4 more grams of carbs for the Rice. However, according to the SP the RIce have WAY more nutrients. Adding protein will boost the calories but make it a complete vegetarian dish Submitted by:
DACLARK17

(9/5/12)
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I love quinoa. It's high in protein for a grain. Great for rounding out a vegetarian meal. I'm always looking for quinoa recipes. Submitted by:
MIZINA730

(9/5/12)
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Way too many carbs! Submitted by:
TERTOO

(9/5/12)
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YUMMY.....I made this tonight and loved it, I added a whole chopped onion sauteed in a bit of olive oil and seasoned with garlic salt. I also cooked it 10 minutes longer.....I must not have grated the sweet potato finely enough and it wasn't quite as soft as I like it. Terrific recipe! Submitted by:
TERRYT55

(7/5/12)
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how is this recipe protein rich? we need way more protein combined with the carbs to lose weight! It's the protein that fills us up, and even helps even out our moods, so we are up to actually continuing the diet! Submitted by:
MAMACLAUSEN

(5/8/12)
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Quinoa is good with all kinds of additions: black beans, fresh or roasted veggies, different herbs and spices. You can also toast it a little in a smidge of butter, and cook it in a fresh, low-sodium homemade stock. It takes other ingredients well and is nice alongside almost anything. Submitted by:
BITTERQUILL

(1/20/12)
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I really liked this. I bought a pre-rinsed brand and it turned wonderful. I usually use brown rice as my grain type carb, but I'll be using quinoa now as well. Submitted by:
JULIEJAZ

(1/13/12)
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isn't it really high in carbs? should be eaten for lunch and not later in the day? Submitted by:
COOLIO14

(10/12/11)
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