Creamy Tomato Quinoa

Whenever you hear the word “superfood”, you’ll likely hear the word quinoa soon after. Quinoa is taking the world by storm– as the healthy, superfood grain—a fabulous way to get those carbs we crave, but at the same time, raking in the protein and loads of fiber. And of course, one of the top questions we get is for easy recipes highlighting this delicious, healthy carb! So to help quinoa get in your life, Creamy Tomato Quinoa was born in our kitchen! 🙂  Enjoy! Creamy Tomato Quinoa

 

If you haven’t checked out any of our recipes that use twists on the original version that slash calories while keeping the flavor, here are a few you can try: Skinny Fried Rice, The Nutrition Twins Skinny Cauliflower Mash or our Skinny Zucchini Fries. Just to give you a few!

Creamy Tomato Quinoa

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

 

1 cup uncooked quinoa

 

2 cups water

 

1 cup spinach

 

6 ounces nonfat organic plain yogurt

 

1-1/2 tbsp tomato paste

 

1-2 teaspoons sugar or 1 packet stevia

 

½ teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika)

 

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

 

½ teaspoon chili powder

 

½ teaspoon cumin powder

 

1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1,

 

15.5 ounce can red kidney beans 2 roma tomatoes, diced

 

Directions:

 

1. Thoroughly rinse quinoa under running water. Add quinoa to a medium-sized sauce pan with 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil, and once it starts to boil, lower heat to a simmer, add spinach to the quinoa and water mixture, stir, and cover. Continue to cook quinoa according to package directions. When it is finished, it will be as it normally would, only now spinach is mixed in. 2. As quinoa cooks, prepare dressing by adding yogurt, tomato paste, sugar (or stevia), paprika, chili powder, cumin powder and balsamic vinegar to a blender and blending until evenly combined. 3. In a medium size bowl combine tomatoes, beans and quinoa (when done) and mix in the sauce. Serve and Enjoy! Makes 4 Servings

 

 

Nutrition Information per serving: 267 Calories, 3 g fat, 14 g protein, 49 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 156 mg sodium For a 10-day Weight Loss Jumpstart and Detox Plan and more delicious healthy recipes like this, please check out The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure! Creamy Tomato Quinoa2

Creamy Tomato Quinoa
 
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 6 ounces nonfat organic plain yogurt
  • 1-1/2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar or 1 packet stevia
  • ½ teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1, 15.5 ounce can red kidney beans
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
Instructions
  1. Thoroughly rinse quinoa under running water. Add quinoa to a medium-sized sauce pan with 2 cups of water. Bring water to a boil, and once it starts to boil, lower heat to a simmer, add spinach to the quinoa and water mixture, stir, and cover. Continue to cook quinoa according to package directions. When it is finished, it will be as it normally would, only now spinach is mixed in.
  2. As quinoa cooks, prepare dressing by adding yogurt, tomato paste, sugar (or stevia), paprika, chili powder, cumin powder and balsamic vinegar to a blender and blending until evenly combined.
  3. In a medium size bowl combine tomatoes, beans and quinoa (when done) and mix in the sauce. Serve and Enjoy!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe, about 1-1/4 cups Calories: 267 Fat: 3 g Carbohydrates: 49 g Sodium: 156 mg Fiber: 8 g Protein: 14 g

For a 10-day Weight Loss Jumpstart and Detox Plan and more delicious healthy recipes like this, please check out The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure!

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