ZeroPoint™ foods are super-flexible and can be used in lots of delicious (and unexpected) ways. Here are a few ideas to whet your appetite.
ZeroPoint Hero: Quinoa
Quinoa is a gluten-free plant-free source of high-quality protein.
Use it as a bowl base.
Layer quinoa in vegetarian bowls. You can treat it like a grain (it's really a seed), and it adds extra protein.
Amp up your oatmeal.
Put cooked quinoa in a bowl with fat-free milk and a little sugar. Microwave for a quick and satisfying hot breakfast.
Try it out: Coconut-quinoa with mango
Put it in your paella.
Quinoa makes a great stand-in for rice in paella.
Try it out: Quinoa paella
Did you know? Quinoa contains a coating called saponin, which can make it taste soapy and bitter. Be sure to rinse it before you cook it, or buy pre-rinsed quinoa at your supermarket.
ZeroPoint Hero: Sweet potatoes
Turn it into toast.
Toasted sweet potato slices make a nutrient-rich replacement for bread.
Try it out: Bacon, egg, and cheese sweet potato toast
Slurp it in soup.
Sweet potato puree makes soups thick and rich, with almost no dairy. It also adds an antioxidant boost!
Try it out: Spanish-spiced roasted pepper bisque
Make a better batter.
Stir cooked, mashed sweet potatoes into quick-bread batter to cut back on sugar and oil.
Try it out: Sweet potato quick bread with pumpkin seeds
Did you know? Not all sweet potatoes are the same. Japanese sweet potatoes have a thin, smooth skin, a milder flavor, and creamy yellow flesh.
ZeroPoint Hero: Chickpeas
Pro tip: Don't love the texture of chickpeas? Roast them in sheet-pan meals in place of starches. They'll get nice and crunchy.
Use them instead of eggs in sweet treats.
Pureed chickpeas add fiber and protein to no-bake cookie bites.
Try it out: No-cook peanut buttery cookie dough bites
Boost your burger.
Use chickpeas in veggie burger patties. It gives them a rich, slightly nutty taste.
Try it out: Chickpea and brown rice veggie burger
Power up pasta.
Add them to pasta dishes for more fiber and protein.
Try it out: No-mayo pasta e ceci salad