Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In

Become a Member

Get access to more than 30 brands, premium video, exclusive content, events, mapping, and more.

Already have an account? Sign In



Quinoa Getting Too Expensive? The Gluten-Free Grain You Should Be Eating Instead

With quinoa prices at an all time high, there is a great grain you should be eating, instead.

Heading out the door? Read this article on the new Outside+ app available now on iOS devices for members! Download the app.


*Courtesy of POPSUGAR Fitness

Your eyes and wallet are not deceiving you — quinoa prices are at an all-time high. The longtime staple of the Andean people has reached hippie-crack status of the health-food set. And while it may be hard to believe that another seed can replace this nutritional powerhouse, 2015 may be the year that millet takes over. What’s to love about millet besides how good it is for the body? It’s easy to prepare, affordable, and, unlike quinoa, it’s free from complicated environmental and social quandaries.

First things first: despite being a favorite choice for bird feeders, millet is not just for parakeets. Still grossed out? Just a reminder: those chia seeds you eat are the same ones sprouting out of someone’s terracotta pet figurine (and we’ve all come to terms with that). Like chia seeds, millet ranks high when it comes to nutrition. A good source of protein, iron, B vitamins, and fiber, millet is also gluten-free, making it a whole-grain alternative for anyone suffering from wheat intolerance. Numerous studies also show that millet helps regulate blood sugar — goodbye, sugary cravings! — and is high in antioxidants. All in all, it’s a great whole food that supports weight loss, weight maintenance, sustained energy, and heart health.

Prepare (and use) millet in the same way as you would quinoa or brown rice (two parts water to one part grain). While millet has a mild, slightly nutty flavor on its own, the fluffy seed easily takes on the flavors of the dish you cook it with — and goes with just about anything! Use it in a salad, serve it alongside a curry, or top with your favorite healthy stir-fry.

Related Articles
3 Science-Backed Reasons to Eat This New Superfood
How to Replace Greek Yogurt With a Non-Dairy Alternative in Smoothies
Brace Yourself! This Seaweed Is Healthier Than Kale and Tastes Like Bacon
This Protein-Packed Appetizer Is the Perfect Recipe For Fall
Lunch Just Got More Fun With This Stuffed Avocado Salad

These Runners Were Not Prepared to Love Non-Alcoholic Beer

L. Renee Blount and Outside TV host Pat Parnell posted up at a popular trailhead, handed out free Athletic Brewing craft non-alcoholic beer, and then recorded runners’ live reactions. Want to find out what all the hype’s about? Click here to discover a world without compromise.


Related content from the Outside Network