Get Lean with Quinoa

Tired of making the same old side dish? Switch it up with this quinoa recipe.

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If you’ve never tried quinoa, now’s the time to start. Quinoa has become one of our favorite superfoods- not only is it a great source of protein and fiber, but it is also gluten-free. Lyssie’s been having it with her lunch several days a week.

Greek Quinoa:

So simple: Just bring 1 part quinoa and 2 parts water or broth to a boil and then simmer until liquid is absorbed- you can make a huge batch in no time! We’ve been using Shiloh Farms Organic Quinoa which cooks in 10 minutes. The amazing thing about it is that if you make a big pot in the beginning of the week, you can add in different flavors all week and have something new every night!

Our favorite new recipe is Greek quinoa, inspired by Mediterranean flavors.

Chop red onion, cucumbers, tomatoes and kalamata olives, toss with cooked quinoa and a sprinkle of reduced-fat or fat-free feta cheese. In no time you have a delicious side dish for fish or chicken, or even a light main course for lunch or dinner! Another favorite is to add in chopped apples, dried cranberries, and sliced almonds for a light summery dish. You can do it any way you like, and with your favorite herbs and spices!

Have you ever tried quinoa? What do you add to it?

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