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An Alternative to Oatmeal
Love quinoa? Us too. The superseed contains magnesium, which helps boost your ability to ward off inflammation, and has a gently nutty taste that's adaptable to many flavors. It's not difficult to cook on the stovetop, but doing the job in the slow cooker takes the guesswork out—and also allows the other ingredients (here, carrots, golden raisins and anti-inflammatory ginger and cardamom) to soften and meld together, creating a rich-tasting breakfast or lunch. Top your serving with orange segments and enjoy the combination of sweet and spice.

Get the recipe: Cardamom-Orange Quinoa with Carrots