Q is for Quinoa

Written by: Heather Ober

A is for Avocado, the creamy, green nutritious fat.
B is for Berries, the fruit that keeps your tummy flat.
 
C is for Chia, most nutrient-dense of all the seeds.
D is for Dandelion - it's more than just a pesky weed!
 
E is for Eggs, the perfect snack to keep you lean.
F is for Flax - to sprinkle lightly on your greens. 
 
G is for Ginger, the spice that fights off germs and soothes.
H is for Honey, nature's cure for the sweetest tooth.
 
I is for Iodine - from salt, it keeps your thyroid sound.
J is for Jalapeno, the red-hot kick to melt those pounds. 
 
K is for Kale - to be lightly steamed without the stem.
L is for Lettuce, its popular and crunchy friend.
 
M is for Milk, for sparkling teeth and sturdy bones. 
N is for Nuts - a handful and your tum won't groan.
 
O is for Oats, fiber-filled and gluten-free.
P is for Pistachios, sly cholesterol's enemy.
 
Q is for Quinoa, the complete protein that fills you up.
R is for Raisins - a ton of iron in a quarter cup.
 
S is for Salmon, the oily fish with omega-3.
T is for Tomatoes, nature's very own sunscreen!
 
U is for Udon, the pasta you can eat guilt-free
V is for Vinegar - it makes dressings low in calories.
 
W is for Water, which hydrates to de-bloat your gut.
X is for Xylocarp, a fancy term for coconut.
 
Y is for Yogurt, the probiotic masterpiece.
Z is for Zucchini, which lowers risk of heart disease.

Your body is a temple, I'm sure you've all been told,
So fill it up with healthy foods, and you'll grow young - not old!

(P.S. In case anyone doesn't know, "Quinoa" is pronounced "keen-wah")


For Cyndi's "Z is for Zaria" contest