Quinoa is actually a pseudocereal that contains all the essential amino acids. First off, it’s pronounced keen-wah (not kwi-no-ah or kwin-wah). Secondly, and more importantly, yes, quinoa is delicious and can be adapted into sweet or savory options. Since quinoa has such a high protein content, it’s an ideal breakfast ingredient to give you energy and stamina throughout the morning. We’ve included recipes for when you are cooking for a crowd, need breakfast on the go, or want a special first meal of the day that just happens to have some healthy components. It’s important to wash quinoa before preparing (unless specified in a recipe or the quinoa is already pre-rinsed). Swishing the quinoa around in a pot or bowl and then draining off most of the water removes the bitter coating on quinoa. Beyond that, we encourage you to experiment with this superfood, subbing it in for your favorite grain in recipes you already love or trying out any and all of these 17 suggestions.