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Easy Quinoa Recipes for 250 Calories

Fear not this grain: Quinoa is fast-cooking and makes tasty salads. You can cook on Sunday, chill, eat over the next few days, and tote to work. By Sidney Fry, MS, RD

Quinoa Nutrition Facts
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Quinoa Nutrition Facts

Ready in about 20 minutes, whole-grain, and gluten-free. Here's how 2/3 cup (the amount of quinoa you'll use for the combos) compares to other whole grains.

Quinoa
148 calories, 5.4g protein, 3.5g fiber

Brown Rice
144 calories, 3.4g protein, 2.3g fiber

Farro
133 calories, 5.3g protein, 4.7g fiber

Barley
129 calories, 2.4g protein, 4g fiber

Bulgur
101 calories, 3.7g protein, 5.5g fiber

Watch: How to Make Quinoa

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