Have you tried quinoa yet? It’s a grain that is originally from the Andes in South America, and is becoming more popular in the United States. Quinoa is a rich source of protein, and contains essential amino acids, making it a complete protein source. It’s also an excellent source of dietary fiber and is gluten-free. Quinoa is very easy to cook, and is a great alternative to white rice. Simply bring one cup of Quinoa and 1 1/2 cups of water to boil. Cover, reduce to a simmer and cook for about 15 minutes. I usually add a dash of olive oil. You could also substitute the water for chicken broth or vegetable stock to add flavor. For a quick and healthy dinner, add Quinoa, 2 cooked chicken breasts, 2 cups cooked corn, 2 cups black beans, 1/2 cup chopped red pepper, and 1/2 cup chopped onion. Try it tonight!