Another favourite of mine, it is also one of the most protein-rich foods we can add to our diet; it is a complete protein, which means it contains all nine essential amino acids. Extremely high in fiber and iron, quinoa is great for our digestion and blood circulation. Other vitamins and minerals in quinoa are important for nervous system function, energy production and building strong bones. Quinoa is also gluten-free so it’s a great addition to your diet if you are intolerant of or allergic to gluten. Quinoa can be added to salads, cooked in stir frys or paired with steamed veggies. One of my favorite dinners is quinoa patties – mix with garlic, onion, herbs and other veggies, egg or Greek yogurt (in case you needed more protein), form into patties and pan fry in a little vegetable oil. Yum!