We've discovered the wonder of quinoa in our tummies...and on the floor.
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    It's a grain that you cook, similar to rice. We like that it contains more protein per serving than rice or pasta. To steal from an article:

    "It has a protein content of about 15 percent, and a balance of important amino acids, magnesium, calcium, and other minerals and vitamins." (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/a-trendy…)

    As it's not wheat, that also makes it gluten free, although we're not super concerned about that. Maddie likes to eat a ton of rice, so I thought I'd try quinoa as an option with more nutrients. No complaints from her--she's eaten a ton of it this week!
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      Yes yes yes--that is the best tip for rice and tiny grains!
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