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This week’s step: Introduce quinoa into your diet.

This week’s step: Introduce quinoa into your diet.

Vanessa Ocasio, CPT

I hope you guys enjoyed our January 2012 issue of the E-Health Newsletter.  If you haven’t had a chance, you may want to glance over my rant real quick.  In short, I’m not a big fan of the long lists and often ambiguous New Year’s resolutions.  In the spirit of small attainable changes (i.e., baby steps), I decided to create the Small Steps blog.  Every week, I will blog about a small healthy change you can introduce into your lives.

 

This week’s step:  Introduce quinoa into your diet.

I fell in love with quinoa the first time I tried it.  I’m not sure why I hadn’t known about until the past couple of years, but I’m happy to announce that it can be found in almost any grocery store (usually in their health foods section).  Think of quinoa as a healthier, lighter, tastier alternative to rice.  Oh, and it cooks quicker than brown rice too!  Super low glycemic, contains all essential amino acids, and has tons of fiber.  Speaking of fiber, there is a red version of quinoa that has even more fiber than the regular kind.  Perhaps too much… so beware.   Read more about quinoa here: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/stories/quinoa-nutrition-facts