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Tired of oatmeal? This hot cereal will tantalize your taste buds and have you coming back for more. With its unique mixture of grains, your culinary pallet will be expanded just by thinking about it.

Recipe: Perfect Porridge

Serving size: 1 cup
Servings per recipe: 3
Prep time: 2 min
Cook time: 20 min

  • 1/3 cup - Amaranth
  • 1/3 cup - Quinoa
  • 1/3 cup - Polenta
  • 3 1/2 cup - Water


Add all the grains, (amaranth, quinoa, and polenta) to a medium saucepan along with all of the water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, uncovered, for 16-18 minutes, or until most of the water has been absorbed and the grains are tender. Stir occasionally while cooking, scraping the bottom of the pot to keep the grains from sticking. Remove from heat, and serve immediately. Top with a little milk or non-dairy substitute along with any other toppings you desire.

Topping Options: Milk or non-dairy substitute, cinnamon, maple syrup, fruit/berries, nuts, seeds, or other toppings, as desired

(Recipe source: willcookforfriends.com)

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size:

Calories 147
Carbohydrates 29g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 23mg
Protein 5g
Sugar 1g

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Most of the phosphorus in the body is in the bones and teeth. Phosphorus helps maintain acid-base balance in the blood, as part of the genetic material in cells, assists in energy metabolism and is part of cell membranes. Deficiencies of phosphorus are unknown.


What is manganese? A trace mineral essential for the body to metabolize fats and carbohydrates. In the body, it is found mostly in the bones and glands and is a cofactor for many enzymes, helping to facilitate dozens of metabolic processes. Manganese requirements are low, and plant foods such as nuts, whole grains, and green leafy vegetables contain significant amounts of this trace mineral. Deficiencies are therefore unlikely.


Magnesium is critical for the operation of hundreds of enzymes. It acts in all the cells of the soft tissues where it forms part of the protein-making machinery and is necessary for the release of energy. Magnesium helps relax muscles after contraction and promotes resistance to tooth decay by holding calcium in tooth enamel. Magnesium rich food sources include dark green leafy vegetables, nuts, legumes, whole grain breads and cereals, seafood, chocolate and cocoa. Magnesium is easily lost from foods during processing, so unprocessed foods are the best choices.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.