As part of my association with the Fit Approach/Sweat Pink community and my ambassadorship I was given the opportunity to review Freekeh and host a Freekeh Foods giveaway (sorry, open to US residents only)!
What is Freekeh you are likely asking…
Freekeh is a process which means “to rub” in Arabic. Freekeh was created by accident nearly 2,000 years ago when a Middle Eastern village was attacked and their crop of young green wheat was set ablaze. Most folks would sulk over their misfortune, but the crafty villagers rubbed off the chaff, cooked it up and “Eureka!” Freekeh was created. *NOT GLUTEN FREE*
Freekeh has up to three times the fiber and protein found in brown rice, and fewer calories than quinoa and white rice. Freekeh is a great choice to use in recipes you already enjoy, from salads, to soups, to main dishes—the cook times are comparable to brown rice, so it’s easy to choose Freekeh!
Each package states it makes 4 servings, which is a lot!! I only prepared half of the package (Rosemary Sage) and have been enjoying it in salads, in my breakfast egg whites and even mixed some in with my steamed zucchini!! Freekeh was super simple to cook on the stove and was ready in 20 minutes. I’ve kept the prepared Freekeh in the fridge for four days and it still looks and tatstes great.
For me, I prefer Freekeh over quinoa! I prefer the taste and texture of Freekeh and it doesn’t hide in my teeth like quinoa does 🙂
Now comes the fun part… The GIVEWAY!! Be sure to enter below – You have until August 20th to enter