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Quinoa - Recipes for babies and young children

Updated on May 22, 2013

Quinoa - a nutritious food

The ancient Incas, called quinoa "the mother grain" for a reason.

This "whole" food was thought to promote healthy pregnancy, contribute to a healthy baby and enhance a mother's milk. Quinoa, a nutritious food, is rich in the amino acid histadine, which is considered an essential amino acid in children because it is necessary for human development.

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A field of quinoa in bloom.
A field of quinoa in bloom.

Quinoa nutrition facts

Why it is especially good for your baby.

South American in origin, quinoa has been consumed for thousands of years and has long been revered for its health-giving properties. The Incans, in fact, believed that it increased the stamina of their warriors!

Quinoa contains calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamins E and B, fibre and iron.

It is gluten free, so it's suitable for babies who need to avoid gluten in their diet.

Quinoa also has a higher protein content than any grain and actually contains ALL the essential amino acids. This is very unusual for a plant food and makes quinoa an excellent source of complete protein for vegetarian babies.

And if all these benefits weren't impressive enough, quinoa is VERY easy to digest!

What more could a baby ask for?

When should baby be fed solid foods? - How you will know when.

It is just too difficult and probably unnecessary to use he/her and his/hers so I will be using "he" in this article. Please do not take offense.

It is advisable not to be in a hurry to start your new baby on solid food. Your milk is all he needs for the first few months of his life. He doesn't even need water, since the milk he receives will take care of his need for fluids.

Most baby-food containers now carry the advice that weaning foods are not usually needed before the age of four to six months. This allows the infant time for adjustment of its metabolism to the correct level.

Generally your baby will let you know when it is time to start feeding him solids. He will do this by suddenly increasing his demand for food. If you have tried increasing your number of nursings over a period of about five days and this doesn't satisfy his ravenous appetite, then the baby is telling you that he's ready for solid food. Start solids one at a time, and slowly. In this way if he develops a rash, or any allergic reactions, you will be able to tell which food is the culprit.

Quinoa is not a common allergen and can be introduced to your baby from 6 months of age (with your doctor's consent, of course).

Oh Good! - Now in the marketplace!

It is a while since I checked out the online marketing of Quinoa for baby food. I am so happy to find that more and more stores are providing this essential food for babies. Here are some I found at Amazon just lately.

Roland Kaniwa, 12 Ounce (Pack of 4)
Roland Kaniwa, 12 Ounce (Pack of 4)

I'm so happy that the markets are now carrying more Quinoa baby food.

 
Origen Quinoa Puffs, 5.6-Ounce (Pack of 3)
Origen Quinoa Puffs, 5.6-Ounce (Pack of 3)

I loved to eat "Puffed Wheat" when I was a toddler. Quinoa Puffs are a great alternative on the market today.

 

Pre-bottled from the market or .... - Homemade?

A contented baby.
A contented baby.

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Many mothers are being persuaded to feed their babies on pre-bottled foods available at the market. Often, they can ill afford such an expense. I feel that the best food for the growing baby is food prepared by mother's loving hands. Balance and reasonableness can be beneficial and can save money.

I began taking food from our table and grinding it up enough for our daughter to assimilate it when she was five months old. She began eating solids at the age of six months. When solids were started I found that she was able to sit up and handle the new experience very well. I wish that I had known about quinoa then.

Here are some quinoa recipes that are tried and tested and I know that your baby and young children will love them.

* Contains Calcium

Quinoa
Quinoa
Quinoa Apple Breakfast
Quinoa Apple Breakfast

It's important that your baby has a healthy meal to start the day.

Ingredients

  • 1 apple (peeled cored and diced)
  • 1 ripe pear (peeled cored and diced)
  • 1 drop of vanilla
  • 1 oz (1/4 cup) cooked quinoa

Instructions

  1. ~Steam the apple and pear,
  2. ~Puree with the vanilla in a blender.
  3. ~Reduce the heat and simmer gently, covered, for 5 mins.
  4. ~Mix the fruit puree with the yogurt, then stir in the quinoa and serve.
4 stars from 3 ratings of Quinoa Breakfast

* Contains Phosphorus

Quinoa Fruit Salad
Quinoa Fruit Salad

Quinoa Fruit - A feast.

Combining fruit with cereal .. your baby will love it!

Ingredients

  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) quinoa
  • 4 fl oz (1/2 cup) water
  • 1 small apple (peeled cored and finely diced)
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 ripe banana (mashed)
  • pinch cinnamon

Instructions

  1. ~Bring the water to a boil in a small saucepan
  2. ~Stir in the quinoa and bring back to the boil.
  3. ~Reduce the heat and simmer gently, covered, for 5 mins.
  4. ~Add the apple and raisins and simmer for a further 5 to 10 mins, until the water is absorbed.
  5. ~Stir in the mashed banana and cinnamon, then either puree in a blender. (You may want to add a little milk or serve just as it is!)

* Contains Magnesium

Quinoa/Banana Breakfast
Quinoa/Banana Breakfast

Quinoa and Banana Breakfast - Easy to make!

Variations: Add a little chopped dried fruit at the start of the cooking time - apricots taste great!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 4 fl oz (1/2 cup) milk (you can use breast milk .. formula or whole milk)

Instructions

  1. ~Blend the milk with the banana and pour into a small saucepan.
  2. ~Add the quinoa and simmer gently for 5 to 10 mins, until thickened.
  3. ~Puree as desired.

* Contains Vitamin A

Pretty Pink Quinoa
Pretty Pink Quinoa

Pretty Pink Quinoa - Pink?

Beets (beetroots) are good for the baby.

Ingredients

  • 1 medium beet (peeled and diced)
  • 1 small apple (peeled and diced)
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) cooked quinoa

Instructions

  1. ~Steam the beet cubes and apple until tender.
  2. ~Puree together in a food processor.
  3. ~Stir in the cooked quinoa and serve.

* Contains Vitamin B

Quinoa with vegetables
Quinoa with vegetables

Sweet and Savory Vegetable Quinoa - A little chewy.

This is quite a textured dish, ideal for young ones who are already chewing.

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (1 cup) quinoa (cooked in vegetable broth)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp diced zucchini/courgette
  • 1 small sweet potato (peeled and diced)
  • 1 spring onion/green onion/scallion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1 tbsp dried apricots (chopped)

Instructions

  1. ~Soak the raisins and dried apricots in warm water to soften them.
  2. ~Heat the olive oil in a frying pan/skillet.
  3. ~Saute the zucchini and sweet potato with the onion until golden.
  4. ~Stir in the cooked quinoa, raisins and dried apricots.
  5. ~Serve warm - mmm!

* Contains Iron

Quinoa Curry
Quinoa Curry

Quinoa Curry - Easy!

This recipe is ideal from around 10 months of age.

Ingredients

  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) cooked quinoa
  • 1 small onion
  • olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (crushed)
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) cannellini beans
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 6 oz (3/4 cup) canned tomatoes (chopped)

Instructions

  1. ~Heat the oil in a frying pan/skillet and saute the onion for 2 mins.
  2. ~Add the garlic and ginger and saute for 2 mins more.
  3. ~Stir in the cannellini beans and the curry powder.
  4. ~Add the tomatoes and cooked quinoa, then lower the heat.
  5. ~Simmer for 10 mins, then mash well and serve.

* Contains All Essential Amino Acids

Chicken/Quinoa Patty Cakes
Chicken/Quinoa Patty Cakes

Chicken and Quinoa Patties - Patty-cake, patty cake.

A wonderfully nutritious finger food for older babies!

If you want to prepare some of these in advance for future use, then freeze the patties BEFORE cooking them!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz (1 cup) ground chicken
  • 1/2 sweet potato
  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1 egg yolk (beaten)
  • 2 oz (1/4 cup) cooked quinoa
  • pinch dried thyme

Instructions

  1. ~Peel the sweet potato, apple, garlic and onion and grate them together into a bowl.
  2. ~Stir in the ground chicken, beaten egg yolk, quinoa and thyme and mix thoroughly.
  3. ~Divide the mixture into balls, then press with your hands into 1/2 inch thick patties.
  4. ~Cook under the grill/broiler for 10 mins each side, until cooked through.

* Is a Good Fibre Source

Quinoa Meatballs
Quinoa Meatballs

Nutritious Quinoa Meatballs - Good for the whole family.

Another great finger food idea!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 4 oz (1/2 cup) cooked quinoa
  • 2 oz (1/2 cup) grated carrot
  • 1 egg yolk (beaten)
  • 2 tbsp applesauce
  • pinch dried thyme

Instructions

  1. ~Preheat the oven to 400 deg F (200 deg C).
  2. ~Mix all the ingredients together and form into 1 inch meatballs with your hands.
  3. ~Cook for around 15 mins, unitl the meat is done.
  4. ~Serve warm, storing excess meatballs in the freezer.

* Is High In Protein

Introducing solid foods to your baby. - This cookbook will help to make it easier for you.

Quinoa for your baby? You'll find plenty of useful advice, backed by experience, to help cook these recipes using quinoa.

Or maybe you have a "baby food connoisseur" on your hands - already enjoying solids and ready to experience a wider range of flavors and textures? You will find pages with inspiring meal ideas, using both "every day" ingredients ... and some rather exotic ones too!

Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood
Quinoa 365: The Everyday Superfood

This cookbook has what few other cookbooks have .. a baby section with recipes especially for babies.

 

Quinoa - Silver Seed

Quinoa Seed
Quinoa Seed

Buying and Storing - quinoa

There was a time when you could only find quinoa in health food stores - but now it's appearing more frequently in regular grocery stores. If you can't find it available in any stores in your area, you'll find it available from many companies online. (You can even find it on Amazon!)

Quinoa is sometimes sold in bulk bins. (Often the most economical option.)

More often, though, you'll find quinoa sold pre-packed, particularly in leading supermarkets where it tends to be displayed along with rice and other grains.

Quinoa has a reasonably high oil content. Although it can be stored in an area which is merely cool and dry, it will last longer (up to 6 months) if you keep it in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

RINSING

In their natural state, quinoa seeds have a bitter coating called saponin. Pre-packed quinoa has usually been thoroughly rinsed to remove this coating, but it is still a good idea to rinse the seeds again before using them (in fact, the instructions on the packaging will often tell you to do so).

You can rinse them by placing them in a very fine-mesh strainer and running cold water over them - or do what I do and rinse them in a coffee filter!

Bob's Red Mill Organic Grain Quinoa, 26 Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)
Bob's Red Mill Organic Grain Quinoa, 26 Ounce Packages (Pack of 4)

When I started experimenting with Quinoa recipes this is the size I purchased.

 
Roland Quinoa, White, 25 Pound
Roland Quinoa, White, 25 Pound

Now, having substituted many grains with Quinoa, this is the size I purchase.

 

Cooking Method

yum!
yum!

Pureeing

with recipe

You may puree cooked quinoa with milk or water to serve to your baby. By the time you feed it to your little one, 6 months of age, he probably won't object to a little texture. In fact, I think that the teeny-tiny cooked quinoa seeds, stirred into a puree, make a great stepping stone between smooth and lumpy textures, bridging the gap quite nicely!

If, however, your little one flatly refuses to eat anything with texture, you can grind your quinoa to a powder in a food processor, grain grinder or coffee grinder.

To make quinoa puree...

~ Bring 8 fl oz (1 cup) of water to a boil.

~ Add 1 to 2 oz (1/4 cup) powdered quinoa, stirring constantly.

~ Lower the heat and simmer - still stirring - for 5 mins.

~ Adjust the texture by using more/less liquid as desired.

More quinoa baby food ideas - Easy adjustments.

Mother and child - Peru
Mother and child - Peru

~ Add a cinnamon stick to the water when cooking quinoa for a unique and tempting flavor.

~ Cook quinoa in a 50/50 mixture of milk and water to make a sweet dish, or for breakfast. Alternatively, use apple juice or even coconut water - delicious!

~ Cook quinoa in homemade or low sodium broth for a delightful savoury flavour.

~ Add uncooked quinoa to stews, soups and casseroles 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time (add a little extra liquid too, if necessary).

~ Use cooked quinoa as a substitute for fresh breadcrumbs when used as a binder (in patties, for example, or meatballs).

~ Add cooked quinoa to a puree of banana and blueberries.

What does this baby says to eating Quinoa? - YES!

A happy boy!
A happy boy!

Sources:

Nutrition Facts - Quinoa

Celiac.com - Quinoa the Amazing Gluten Free Grain

WHFoods - Quinoa

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      Laraine Sims 3 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Lynn Klobuchar: Thank you, Lynn. There are a lot of recipes on line now using quinoa as a base. We still love it!

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      Lynn Klobuchar 3 years ago from Minneapolis, Minnesota

      Lots of delicious sounding recipes baby or not! I need to try quinoa more often. Thanks for putting these together.

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      Laraine Sims 3 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @mdnsds: Mine too!

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      Rudnikov Edgar Pavlovich 3 years ago from Indonesia

      Quinoa is one of my most favourite foods.

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      tonyaalves3 4 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the recipes. Will start making

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      We are trying to avoid wheat, so this is very helpful.

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      Bartukas 4 years ago

      Great recipes :P

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      Michelllle 4 years ago

      I love quinoa. Shucks, I also didn't know about quinoa when my kids were babies.

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      JenniferAkers LM 4 years ago

      I wish I had known about quinoa recipes for babies when mine was little. As I read through the page though, I had the same thought as Steve - these sound great for adults too!

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      Quinoa is one of my most favorite foods. So good and so good for you!

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      These could be great recipes for adults, too. Thank you for publishing this lens. Yum.

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      dragonlildragon 4 years ago

      I love quinoa, although my wife says i pronounce it wrong. Great lens and i think i have try some of these awesome recipes.

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      Suunnyy 4 years ago

      Great lens, Congratz on purple star :)!

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      StillPlaysWithT 4 years ago

      I like it cooked with oatmeal.

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      Judy Filarecki 4 years ago from SW Arizona and Northern New York

      Great lens You earned the purple star. A lot of those recipes sound like they would be really tasty for adults, too. I've just recently went Wheat-free but Quinoa would fit into the diet periodically.

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      CoolKarma 4 years ago

      You certainly deserved the Purple Star for this lens. It is fantastic. The qualities of Quinoa should be so much more well known.

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      joancol lm 4 years ago

      This is a new recipe to me and I always love to try new recipe for my baby.

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      Beverly Lemley 4 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      Quinoa is wonderful for the Gluten intolerant. Thanks for a very thorough informative lens, with such great sounding recipes! SquidAngel Blessed! B : )

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      Jogalog 4 years ago

      I like quinoa but haven't tried giving it to my daughter yet. She's 7 months so I'll have to see what she thinks of it and try some of these recipes out.

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      poutine 5 years ago

      I have never tried quinoa before, maybe it's time....

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      Linda Jo Martin 5 years ago from Post Falls, Idaho, USA

      Great recipe ideas for kids, LaraineRose! I love quinoa pasta.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      Quinoa meat balls look so good!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Just stopping by again to let you know I'm going to be a grandma again. These Quinoa recipes are going to be tried by me some day.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Laura45 LM: Me too. I've only been eating it for about 2 years. Love it and the way it makes me feel.

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      Clivetalks LM 5 years ago

      Great site on Quinoa. Just the encouragement and recipe ideas I needed. This is a great soluble fiber source that will lower the GI of foods that it is mixed with.

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      Laura45 LM 5 years ago

      Wow! Fantastic information about quinoa and wish I had known about the recipes years ago!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @WriterJanis2: Thank you, Janis. Very much appreciated!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Kailua-KonaGirl: How sweet! I appreciate you!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @delia-delia: I eat them too. I prefer quinoa to wheat and other grains even though I have no gluten problems.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @SimSpeaks: Amen!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Gypzeerose: Thank you!!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Gypzeerose: I understand. I like these recipes for myself too! Leave out the puree though. :)

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      These are tasty looking recipes. Yum! Congrats on the purple star. Blessed!

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      June Parker 5 years ago from New York

      I had to come back to Pin this lens too. I want it listed in several places to find it again when I buy myself some quinoa to try. Your lens es are always done so well I wish I could bless them twice.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Just came back to tell you I'm hooked on Quinoa!!!! Thanks for the great recipes, although I'm not a baby(guess who you ask ;-) these recipes are great for me.

      ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      SimSpeaks 5 years ago

      My babies had been non fussy eaters. Thank god for small mercies. :)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      PS - Blessed.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Another excellent lens, but I refuse to save these recipes for the babies!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: I'm so happy that you visited this lens. Thank you for the blessing!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Brilliant! This is continuing education on quinoa! Thank you! :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @aesta1: Welcome back! I think that it will someday catch on in Hanoi also. The recipes can be prepared for adults also but I did pick them out for babies because they are easy for them to eat quinoa prepared like this. :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @TheGourmetCoffe: Thank you for your visit, comment and squidlike. I'll try to visit you soon.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @cdcraftee: Not too dotty I hope, Christine. :)

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Am happy to have quinoa again now that we are on our way back to Canada. I wish we can get them in Hanoi. These are great recipes for babies.

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      TheGourmetCoffe 5 years ago

      Quinoa is great and for all ages! We eat it often and love it. Enjoyed your lens very much. Also "liked" it!

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      Christine Larsen 5 years ago from South Australia

      I don't know about Quinoas downunder the fruit bowl that is Adelaide, South Australia - but your story and recipes entice me to check this seed/grain (?) out.

      Nice (if somewhat dotty) lens, LaraineRose.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @dessertlover: We grew a crop of quinoa last year and we have a nice crop of it coming along this year. It's easy to grow, good to eat and incredibly beautiful in bloom! Thank you for dropping by and commenting.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @dessertlover: I'm glad that you enjoyed this lens and I hope that you try out the quinoa with chicken patties. My family loves quinoa so finding new recipes to indulge their taste is fun!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @TopFiveBestDeals: I'm so happy to hear this. I hope that you love quinoa as much as I do!

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      dessertlover 5 years ago

      Awesome recipes and ideas! My favorite is those quinoa and chicken patties, but all the others look awesome too! It looks like you've definitely had some experience with it!

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      TopFiveBestDeals 5 years ago

      We just bought some, and have never made it before... Great lens!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @KimGiancaterino: Thank you, Kim, for reading this lens and also for the blessing!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      We had quinoa for dinner a couple of nights ago. I never thought of it as a baby food, but you've convinced me. Adorable lens!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @mrsclaus411: Thank you for your visit .. I'm making a list ..

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      mrsclaus411 5 years ago

      It's good to know that quinoa is great for babies too. Wonderfully presented lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Millionairemomma: Yes, lots of fibre but protein in the best possible form too. I'm sure your baby will thank you for keeping him healthy!

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      I bookmarked this for my child for the recipes. He started eating quinoa at 8 months. We discovered it provided lots of fiber and (sorry to mention) but I saw it in his stool, ha, ha...so I knew he was digesting it fine. He loves it. It is not so cheap here so I give it to him when we can. Fabulous lens!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: It's wonderful to have you visit. Thank you .. appreciated!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've never used quinoa but it sure sounds like it adapts well for so many delicious and nutritious taste treats and with all the essential amino acids is amazing! Your presentation is beautiful in every possible way...your baby pictures take the quinoa cake for sweetness!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Lady Lorelei: Well, that's a good start. The other day I added it to some rice I had cooked. It changed the whole dimension of eating rice. Just made it lighter and easier to digest.

      I will try to add more recipes as I find time. Thank you for your visit, comment and blessing. Much appreciated and I will visit you soon.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      We recently purchase a bag of quinoa at costco but so far I have just used it as an additive in soups and stews. It goes in nicely.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @JoshK47: Thanks for the visit, Josh. These recipes are good for adults too. Just don't mush them as much. :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Excellent information. I love quinoa - really a remarkable food! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Sonia DB: Thank you for your visit. I enjoyed one of your garden lenses earlier today. I appreciate your comment and Squidlike.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @CruiseReady: Yes, it is pretty. It doesn't take much work to grow and if you don't want to harvest it, the birds will do it for you. Thank you for visiting.

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      @delia-delia: I just got back from visiting some of your lenses. What an artist. Just beautiful work you do! Thank you for visiting my lens. I really appreciate it!

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      @top101: Thank you for visiting my lenses. I should get you to write a lens on my top 10 lenses. Just kidding! I am back from enjoying some of your lenses!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Brandi Bush: Thank you so very much for pinning and blessing this lens. You are appreciated!

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      Sonia DB 5 years ago

      I love Quinoa and enjoyed reading this lens. I look forward to trying some of the recipes.

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      CruiseReady 5 years ago from East Central Florida

      How nice! Not only are these Quinoa Baby Recipes good or baby, but the Quinoa is pretty growing, too!

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      just coming back to bless this lens.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Oh Wow this is interesting! last night I was looking up Quinoa recipes, I'm starting to eat this and wanted to find out more...I'm so glad you have this lens on the subject, even though it's for babies and the young, this can help an old lady like me - he he

      Well done lens! a ~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      top101 5 years ago

      Great lens! I love this grain.

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      VisFeminea 5 years ago

      WoW I love it! I'm bookmarking and sharing this lens <3

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      Brandi 5 years ago from Maryland

      I love quinoa...I'm going to try some of theses recipes! Pinned and blessed!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @JennySui: Thank you for your squid-like and comment here, Jenny. I appreciate it. I will come to visit you now.

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      JennySui 5 years ago

      A very useful lens. I have found few great recipes here. Keep up the good work!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Relative Perspect: Thank you for the compliments. I am so happy to be able to help people become aware of this wonderful nutritious food for growing children.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @kathysart: Thanks, Kathy. I appreciate your visit.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: I think the saying was 'Father knows best' but in this cas I think that grandma knows best. Thanks for your visit.

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      Relative Perspect 5 years ago

      Absolutely ingenious! Well-written, very usable information and pleasing to the eye. Thanks for writing this!

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      GREAT lens.. THUMBS UP!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It's really nutritious. My grandma cooks this for her grandbabies. So easy. Great lens!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @goo2eyes lm: You are so right. I happen to love the taste of it, how quickly it cooks and the fact that it is nutritious too.

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      goo2eyes lm 5 years ago

      if quinoa is being consumed by south americans, we can also eat it. they have old civilization than us.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @WillBorden: Thank you, Will, for your support and kind comments.

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      WillBorden 6 years ago

      Hi Laraine,

      This lens is very educational and interesting- great quinoa recipes for babies, youngsters and even we adults! Great nutrition for the entire family. Noticed that you mention a particular quinoa cookbook that is perfect for the whole family, it having a special section with recipes especially for babies - just what new parents should have an objective look at! Fine work, Laraine- a fantastic lens backed up by good research!

      Sincerely,

      Will