Part of my clean eating habits has included eating much more Quinoa (pronounced “keen-wah”) as much as possible.
If you are not familiar with quinoa yet, it is a gluten free grain that is higher in protein. It it also high in iron, magnesium, calcium and even antioxidant flavonoids.
There are so many wonderful ways to prepare quinoa. You can eat it warm as a side dish or cold as a salad. I even makes entire meals out of it by adding cooked chicken.
Quinoa is very easy to cook. Simply add one part of dry quinoa to two parts water. Bring to a boil and then reduce to simmer and cover for 15 minutes. (20 minutes if doubling the recipe)
Here are several delicious quinoa recipes for us to try:
Southwest Quinoa Salad from To Simply Inspire
Asian Quinoa Saladfrom Two Peas and Their Pod
Quinoa Fried Rice from Domestic Superhero
Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa from Closet Cooking
Pesto Quinoa Salad from Macheesmo
Zesty Sriracha Shrimp and Quinoa from Julie’s Eats and Treats
Crock Pot Quinoa with Vegetables from Moms With Crock Pots
Quinoa Tabouli Salad (Tabbouleh) from To Simply Inspire
Quinoa Chickpea and Avocado Salad from Skinny Taste
Spinach Mushroom Quinoa from To Simply Inspire
Whole Food’s California Quinoa Salad from Damn Delicious
Spring Quinoa Salad with Honey Lemon Vinaigrette from Pinch of Yum
Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad from Good Life Eats
Roasted Garlic Quinoa with Mushrooms from Barefeet in the Kitchen
Quinoa with Corn and Scallions fromJust a Taste
Creamy Parmesan-Garlic Quinoa from Iowa Girl Eats
Mediterranean Quinoa Salad from Closet Cooking
Crispy Quinoa Bake from The Live in the Kitchen
Lemon Asparagus Quinoa from To Simply Inspire