BNI™ 000.00: Quinoa with feta cheese

BNI™ 0.0: Quinoa with feta cheese, Recipe, 2012.

Very easy "superfood" recipe: quinoa and amaranth with some sinful cheese. "Superfood" is what quinoa, amaranth and similar 'ancient' grains are called in recent nutrition fads, basically ignoring that it has been a staple food in South America since thousands of years (ie, nothing of
"super" in it). And full-fat cheese is probably a "sinful" ingredient for lots of nutritionists, as well. And yet, they can balance each other out well in this simple recipe.

Re-hydrate some quinoa (or quinoa and amaranth) by adding twice the amount of water to the quinoa, bring to a boil and then simmer until the water is absorbed (approximately 15 minutes).

Quinoa and amaranth mix 1/2 cup 60g
Water 1 cup 250ml

When the quinoa is ready, you may let it rest and cool for a while. Then add some crumbs of feta cheese, mix with the grains, if so preferred, and serve. The combination of quinoa's nuttiness and feta's creamy texture and flavor is superb.

Feta cheese 2 slices 15g



Nutrition information (100g)
Actual g Actual Kcal Actual % Ideal % Ideal Kcal Ideal g
Protein 5.5 22.0 15.4 20.0 28.6 7.1
Carbohydrate 21.9 87.6 61.3 55.0 78.6 19.6
Sugar 2.6 10.4 7.3 < 10.0 < 14.3 < 3.6
Fat 3.7 33.3 23.3 25.0 35.7 4.0
Saturated fat 1.1 9.9 6.9 < 10.0 < 14.3 < 1.6
Fiber 2.2 - 7.3 7.1 - 2.1
Sodium 0.093 - 4.6 < 7.1 - < 0.143
Misc 66.6 - - - - 67.0
Total 100.0 142.9 100.0 100.0 142.9 100.0
kJul - 597.9 - - 597.9 -
Nutritional balance (100g)
о (ok) Slightly low in protein
(good) Adequate in carbohydrate
(good) Low in sugar
(good) Adequate in fat
(good) Low in saturated fat
о (ok) Slightly low in fiber
(good) Low in sodium
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max s sf na
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10%
ideal % = grey cells; actual % = asterisk (*)
Serving analysis (serving size = 195.0 grams )
grams per serving = 195.0 grams
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small snack large snack small meal large meal
(133 kcal) (266 kcal) (400 kcal) (600 kcal)
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kcal per serving = 278.7 kcal
Balance simulation for this food (serving size = 195.0 grams ) Original BNI 0.00
Balanced 0.0 g fiber -
- 0.0 mg sodium -
- 0.00
- 0.0 excess kcal protein
- 0.0 excess kcal sugar
- 0.0 excess kcal other carbs
- 0.0 excess kcal saturated fat
- 0.0 excess kcal other fats
- 0.0 kcal - 0.00
- 0 steps
or 0 minutes slow walking (~3.2km/h)
or 0 minutes fast walking (~5.6km/h)
or 0 minutes jogging (~8km/h)
or 0 minutes leisure cycling (<16km/h)
or 0 minutes swimming
or 0 minutes stair treadmill
Reduce kcal to 278.7 kcal per serving All reduce BNI to 0.00
278.7 kcal = energy for approximately 167 minutes (~ 2.8 hours)

Author

Jose D PEREZGONZALEZ (2012). Massey University, New Zealand (JDPerezgonzalezJDPerezgonzalez).


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