Tasty Quinoa Recipes

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apple and Quinoa breakfast

Quinoa is actually a seed, but has been classified by many as a whole grain as well. It is a good source of both fiber and protein, making it a fantastic choice to help balance blood sugar levels. And it’s one of the easiest and quickest whole grains to cook. Try one of these delicious quinoa recipes this week.

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Thai Quinoa Salad

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your salad with a fresh orange for a flavor-rich 75% lunch.

75%water-fiber – foods quinoa, edamame, peppers, onions, carrots, red cabbage, orange
25% – foods peanut dressing

Recipe Note: Use only as much dressing as you need to make the salad taste good, since the dressing is high in fat.

Quinoa Taco Skillet

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Top your skillet with avocado and serve with a side of fresh strawberries for breakfast, or breakfast-for-supper this week.

75% water-fiber foods – onion, garlic, tomato paste, quinoa, black beans, salsa, corn, cilantro, avocado, jalapeño, strawberries
25% foods – cheese

Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your quinoa breakfast with a sprinkle of walnuts in the 25% zone.

75% water-fiber foods – apples, quinoa
25% foods – walnuts

Chicken Quinoa Soup

Make it a Full Plate Meal: You don't have to wait to feel under the weather before serving this soup. Try it for dinner sometime this week. Don’t eat chicken? Leave it out, or use Gardein Chick’n Strips.

75% water-fiber foods – quinoa, carrots, celery, onion, white beans
25% foods – chicken/Gardein Chick’n Strips

Roasted Veggie Quinoa Bowl

Make it a Full Plate Meal: Serve your roasted veggie quinoa bowl as directed. If you're not a fan of the dressing, use your favorite. For the 25% part of your plate? Meatballs or falafels would taste pretty good here.

75% water-fiber foods – sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, red onion, quinoa
25% foods – meatballs/falafels, dressing

👉 Water-fiber foods are 75% zone foods – whole, unprocessed fruits, vegetables, beans and cooked whole grains. For a more detailed explanation, watch Lesson 1.

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