Finally, we can all have our cake and eat it too with this allergen-free Dark Chocolate Cake Mix. Made with a proprietary blend of brown-rice, sorghum, quinoa and potato-starch flours, the mix is tastier than Betty Crocker and a lot healthier. It’s free of refined sweeteners and made with maple sugar and sucanat, so don’t feel guilty enjoying cake.
This isn’t just gluten-free noodles and cheese, folks. Comfort Gourmet’s Mac & Cheese tastes like the true indulgence it should be. Sharp cheddar, Swiss and Brie cheeses cover quinoa pasta, caramelized leeks and asparagus. It doesn’t get much better than this. Bonus: One serving delivers 14 grams of protein.
Quinoa meets dark chocolate in these certified-organic, gluten- and soy-free nutrition bars. The protein-dense seed isn’t the only impressive ingredient on the panel, which reads like a who’s-who list. Almond butter, coconut nectar, chia powder and chopped almonds offer flavor, fiber and protein in Coconut Almond, Cayenne Cinnamon and Chocolate Chia flavors.
This ready-to-go certified-organic smoothie combines organic soy yogurt with açaí, strawberries, bananas, quinoa and chia for 5 grams of fiber and 6 grams of protein in only 180 calories. How does it taste? Rich in berry flavor, not too strong on banana; it also has a creamy, smooth texture. In other words, delicious!
Van’s takes on the snack category with this new gluten-free multigrain cracker. Made with brown-rice flour, millet, quinoa and amaranth, these crisps offer substantial flavor and texture. Think Wheat Thins for the gluten-free crowd. The powerhouse grains deliver 3 grams of protein per serving, and I love that they’re made with GMO-free canola oil.
How has a tiny South American seed relatively unknown to U.S. consumers six years ago made its way into products ranging from baby food to cosmetics? A look at five new natural food products that unexpectedly feature quinoa.