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One of my favourite things at the moment is quinoa! If you don’t know what that is, it is a grain-like seed that is full of protein so it is also great for vegetarians!
It is very diverse which means you can have it for breakfast, lunch or dinner (or maybe even dessert) AND it’s good for you! (as it is full of protein it does come with a few extra calories than chicken or other lean meats but they are definitely worth it) Plus it is pretty simple and quick to cook too which is why I love making it after a run or a long day to refuel, without having to wait hours for some decent grub!! (what more could you want?!)
Recently I have been mixing it with chicken and tomato and adding it to wraps (what can I say, I am in training and need the protein! – definitely trying to justify it! it’s just so tasty!) If you are also a wrap fan like me, here are 16 Wrap Filling Ideas to keep you going!
Back to what I was saying! – The only downside is that quinoa can get boring because on it’s own it is quite bland, so I decided to do a roundup of some great recipe’s that inspire me to mix it up a little and make things more interesting so I don’t get tired of it! (did I mention it was packed full of protein!?) this is something you want to keep around.
So without further ado here they are…
1. Lime Cilantro Quinoa
2. Double Bean Quinoa Salad
3. Quinoa Zucchini and Corn in Lemon Butter
4. Cranberry, Chesnut and Quinoa Stuffed Squash
5. Quinoa Breakfast Scramble
6. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
7. Peruvian Porridge With Quinoa And Amaranth
8. Mediterranean Confetti Quinoa Salad
9. Turkey Sausage Quinoa
10. Broccoli Grain Salad
11. Spicy Red Sriracha Quinoa
12. Power Parfaits and Quinoa Granola
13. Mexican Kale and Quinoa Bake
14. Roast Squash, Avocado and Quinoa Salad
Have you tried quinoa? What’s your favourite recipe?
*I do not own these images and I obtained permission to share these recipes – all rights go to the fab foodie makers themselves!*