Clockwise from the top left: Almond Cranberry Quinoa Cookies from Bon Appetit, Pumpkin Quinoa Breakfast from MakeandTakes.com, Quinoa Pilaf from Weis Markets, Quinoa Salad from Food & Style
It's January, and while that means we are freezing with the chilly weather (but still hoping for snow), it also means many of us have made a resolution to eat better and lose weight. Sometimes that can be hard because people slip into a rut of eating the same old thing day after day to ensure they stick to a healthy diet. It doesn't have to be that way though!
Adding Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) is definitely something to consider to mix it up! It resembles couscous and is packed with nutrition and is high in protein; plus this little grain is so easy to use in EVERY meal. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, even dessert - quinoa recipes are vast and DELICIOUS.
Mary Crafts, who is also a big fan of Quinoa, shared her super simple, and super healthful preparation of Quinoa:
"Cook the Quinoa and dress lightly with EVO, a splash of balsamic vinegar, and salt & pepper to taste. Chill. Add scallions and sun roasted peppers and voila! You have a super healthy side dish full of fiber, protein, and nutrients!"
We at Culinary Crafts LOVE Quinoa and it is definitely a favorite on our menus. One of Mary's particular favorites on our menus is a warm Quinoa salad with arugula and sun roasted tomatoes. YUM!!! Happy cooking!
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