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As the new kid on the block, quinoa has exploded onto the food scene! This gluten free whole grain is closely related to spinach and beetroot and can be found in a wide variety of healthy dishes. Use quinoa for stuffed eggplant or filling salads. Quicker to prepare than rice, swap in quinoa for your next stir fry or use it in a casserole instead of noodles. With its colorful varieties, explore these quinoa recipes and get better acquainted with this complete protein.

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Don’t let the long ingredient list of this salad scare you – it comes together quickly

  • 10 oz Chicken
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek or soy yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons white balsamic vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  • Salad
  • 3 cups fresh salad greens
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup cashews
  • 1 avocado, pitted and diced
  • Instructions
  • : Servings 4, Calories 391, Fat 17.9, Carbohydrates 33.3g, Protein 27.1g, Cholesterol 56mg, Sodium 532mg, Fiber 6.3g, Sugars 14.7g
4.6/5 (27 Votes)

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Pineapple fried quinoa is a twist off of Chinese fried rice, topped with sliced fried chicken that is seasoned with...

  • 16 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot powder, organic cornstarch works too
  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 large egg, or 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut
  • 1/2 cup gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • QUINOA
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups diced fresh pineapple
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons gluten free chili sauce
  • 3 cups cooked quinoa, room temperature or cold
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, divided
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • Sriracha, for serving
4.6/5 (14 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • 1 1/2 cups uncooked white quinoa
  • 1 14-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa (I use fresh)
  • 2 cups chicken broth (add more during cooking if needed)
  • Sea salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 3 cups shredded pepper-jack cheese, divided in half
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic (optional)
  • 2 small jalapeños, deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 onion, sliced and chopped into large pieces
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced then chopped into large pieces
  • 2 tsp Fajita seasoning (optional)
  • 1 1/4 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp Fajita seasoning
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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In a medium saucepan stir together quinoa and chicken broth

  • 1 1/2 cups dry quinoa*
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 Tbsp ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 2/3 cups frozen corn, warmed (optional)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can black beans, warmed along with liquid from the can then drained (optional)
  • Mexican blend cheese or queso fresco (optional)
  • Plain Greek yogurt or light sour cream (optional)
  • Avocado salsa
  • 3 medium roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 1/2 medium avocados, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion, rinsed
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded for less heat if desired and minced**
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
4.2/5 (8 Votes)

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Get a healthy dose of protein and fiber with this refreshing quinoa, cucumber, tomato and feta salad

  • 1 cup quinoa, beige, red or black
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cucumbers, chopped, unpeeled
  • 1 pint cherry or baby heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red wine or balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.1/5 (50 Votes)

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