Monday, February 11, 2008
We've been having some digestive problems in our house. Okay, Ruby has. The kid is picky -- I think we manage to get an alright amount of fruits and veg and fibre into her diet, but her preferences lean towards cheese ravioli, pizza, peanut butter sandwiches, bananas and other constipating foods. So, I'm trying to sneak at least one super duper healthy ingredient into any baked snack, just to get some extra oomph (and hopefully some regularity) into her little bod.
I don't know if quinoa is any good for constipation (it's a whole grain, but full of iron, which can bung kids up), but overall it's such a healthy food, I figured I can't go wrong. I've always kept quinoa in the house, but rarely cook with it. We're not really fancy salad for dinner kind of people (and by that, I mean Aaron and Ruby), and I don't have the patience to try a lot of the hippie veggie recipes that tend to call for quinoa. So I was really happy to find this recipe for Quinoa Muffins from Martha Stewart.
I made them as is, but used chocolate chips instead of raisins. The hot quioa immediately melted the chips, but that actually makes the muffins all the more delicious. And the kid loves them. Hoorah!