My Go To Staples Part 2

*Quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah) is a grain that is considered a whole protein...great for vegetarians looking to add extra lower cal, low fat protein to their diets...VERY TASTY and EASY to cook! Can be a great side or mixed in with veggies and dressing for a great tasting complete salad! Use it in hot or cold dishes...The possibilities are endless!

*Ezekiel Bread! I LOVE this stuff but will admit it takes some getting used to so take your time with it & incorporate it slowly. It is flourless & made with sprouted grains. The tortilla wraps are great for roll-ups, cut them up & bake them to dip in salsa, natural peanut or almond butter, hummus or another favorite dip. 

Sprouted grain bread has numerous advantages over "enriched" wheat flour breads. These breads are made from the endosperm of the wheat kernel (the inside portion), which contains primarily carbohydrates and few vitamins and minerals. The milling of grain into white flour requires the removal of the bran and the germ. This results in the loss of natural fiber, bran and 22 vitamins and minerals. To compensate, five vitamins and minerals (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, iron and folic acid) are added back in, "enriching" the flour. Sometimes calcium is added back as well.
It is a low glycemic and diabetic friendly food as well!
For more info go to FoodForLife.

I recently tried sprouted corn tortillas. I love corn tortillas with my Mexican dishes especially for soft shell tacos and enchiladas! But more on that in another blog! 
These are AWESOME! They are moist, firm and best of all they don't fall apart. They are now a new and exciting staple food in our home!


  1. I think what I need to do is go shopping by myself sometime and not 15 min. before the stores are closing... so I have time to spend looking for some of these! The oats, flaxseed, and quinoa... got them and love them! (even the kids do) The agave nectar, greek yogurt and ezekiel bread... cannot seem to find. But, I always am in a rush to get in and out of the grocery store. I will keep looking! Thanks for your "staple" list!

  2. Greek yogurt is not usually next to the regular yogurt. Although Dannon and Yoplait are starting to make them. I usually go with Fage. Ezekiel bread is either in the frozen or refrigerated section.


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