Mini Quinoa Cakes (Vegan Optional)

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Quinoa is a powerhouse of fiber and protein that both satiates you and keeps you feeling light. I always try to sneak quinoa into my diet without having it as a side dish, plain. The following recipe for mini quinoa cakes makes for a great snack or meal on the go. Store in a plastic sealed bag and carry with you just about anywhere. You get your quinoa and your vegetable fix. Feel free to replace the egg with a vegan alternative or just nix it all together.

Glow factors:

Quinoa: is a protein powerhouse (one cup has 9 grams), containing all  of the essential amino acids and is thus a complete protein, is rich in fiber and digests slowly as to provide a feeling of fullness, acts an an internal cleanser and helps keep you “regular”, contributes to liver health with it vitamin B and folate content, builds bones with his good calcium content, and offer 15 percent of the U.S. recommended daily allowance of iron in just one cup, helping to deliver oxygen to the blood and boosting energy and brain power.

Get the full recipe @Greatist.

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Bon Appetit!

xo Aylin

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