Healthy Food Sampled at Health Awareness Meeting

Submitted by:
Donna Leming |

At the Health Awareness monthly meeting on Wednesday evening Jan 14, 2015 Linda & Donna demonstrated Quinoa Pilaf & Quinoa Stir-fry. Shirley made a Mediterranean Vegetarian Meatloaf & a Fibre-Rich Detox Bean Salad.

Pictured above: Linda McCullough, Shirley Jeffrey, & Donna Leming
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Everyone enjoyed the samples & were glad to take copies of the recipe home.

We also watched a DVD by Dr. John McDougall featuring “High Carbs verses Low Carbs”, Pros & Cons of “Atkins Diet”, “Plant Based Diet”, “Wheat Belly” & “Grain Brain”. The next monthly meeting will be on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 6:30. Come & bring a friend, there is no charge for these meetings.

Fun Facts learned about Quinoa were that it is not a true grain, but the seed of a leafy vegetable. The Incas considered it sacred, calling it the “mother of all grains,” and the emperor sowed the first seed of each season using golden implements. In the 1980′s, two Americans, learning of its nutritional benefits, began cultivating it in Colorado. Quinoa has a low gluten content, making it an ideal grain for those who are gluten intolerant. Quinoa is a complete protein containing high levels of all 9 essential amino acids.