This unfamiliar gluten-free grain seems like a smaller couscous and cooks as much as a barely gummy consistency. Offering 9 grams of protein in 1 cooked cup, amaranth is a little bit of an imposter grain, because it’s really derived from a seed. Still, it’s also known as one of many historic grains, and accommodates a superb quantity of fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium.
Power up your protein: Sick of quinoa? Use amaranth as the bottom for this Buddha bowl from Simple Swaps.