Substitutions are definitely ‘in’ when it comes to things that are popular as far as food is concerned. There are plenty of substitutions that are great with the grain called quinoa.
Quinoa burgers are something that actually has become a hit among vegans. These burgers do not have the artificial taste that many veggie burgers have. This patty is packed with protein and is a key staple to any vegetarian’s diet. When you are vegetarian, you really need to watch your intake of protein to make sure that you are getting enough. You can even make these little guys yourself. All you have to do is follow one of the many recipes online. There is one that incorporates delicious spices and peppers that looks delicious.
Another surprising use for quinoa is in macaroni and cheese in place of half of the noodles. This decreases your consumption of enriched flour and processed foods and it increases your protein intake. It really does not taste too different from the conventional mac and cheese. So long as you do not use a substitute for cheese that tastes too different, this is a great choice for a healthy meal that is comforting as well.
Quinoa is great when it is used in curries, salads, and stir fry. The Internet is filled with so many different kinds of recipes that are delicious and use quinoa in just about every way possible. Some people even opt for it as a breakfast food. It depends on your taste and needs, but it is a substitution that is worth making.