I like quinoa as a higher protein power carb. Buy a pound of ground chicken and mix it with a half-cup of cooked quinoa, an egg, minced garlic, a couple of glugs of Frank’s hot sauce, and grated Parmesan cheese. Form the mixture into little meatballs and fry them in a little olive oil until they turn from pink to brown. Everybody loves these Buffalo chicken meatballs.
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