Quinoa is still a superfood

Research about the effectiveness of the Keto diet is still emerging. And while the popular style of eating has its perks, it’s also pushing healthy carbs like quinoa to the wayside.

However, the grain-like seed hasn't lost its superfood status. It's a complex carb that the body digests slowly and it can be an important part of any healthy diet. “Quinoa [has] all the essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals you need, plus it’s the most complete protein of all the grains,” says Jeffrey Morrison, MD, a member of the Equinox Health Advisory Board.

Prep a big batch earlier in the week so that you have it on-hand for easy-to-throw-together meals. Here, three recipes to try.

Quinoa-Avocado Breakfast Salad

Mediterranean Chicken Kebab

Quinoa Salad With English Peas