Quinoa is called the Super Grain or mother grain and is easy to see why with all the nutrients it contains. With protein, fiber, carbs and healthy fat it could be the perfect food.
On this page I will list recipes I have found so you can find different ways to add quinoa to your diet.
#1. Red Quinoa with Almonds and parsley
* 1 cup red quinoa
* 11/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, macadamia or almond oil
* 1/2 cup lightly roasted almonds, roughly chopped
* 1 cup flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped
* fine sea salt
Check the directions on the package for cooking quinoa. I cook it like rice, 1 cup of quinoa to 2 cups of water.
Place almonds on a baking tray and roast for 8-10 minutes in a 140 degree celcius oven until golden.
Add all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.
#2. Qunioa Turkey Meatloaf
#3. Qunioa Porrage (makes 2 servings)
1/2 uncooked quinoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Pinch coarse sea salt
1/2 low fat or unsweetened soy milk
1 apple, diced
1/2 cup blueberries or sliced strawberries
1/8 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts
Add quinoa water cinnamon and salt to a small pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the water has been absorbed.
Add milk and simmer uncovered for an additional 10 minutes. Stir in apple, berries and nuts. Cover and let sit for 10 minutes before serving. Porridge will thicken during this time. If desired drizzle with agave syrup before serving.
Calories 290 fats total 9g
sodium 280 mg
fiber 7 g
sugars 11 g
protein 9 g
iron 5 mg
#3. Ground Chicken and Red Quinoa
1 cup of uncooked red quinoa
1 lb of ground chicken
Sea salt and pepper
and 2 cans of tomatoes
Makes 2 or 3 servings
#4. Quinoa Stir Fry
1 cooked cup of quinoa
1 lb of ground chicken (skip the chicken for a vegan meal)
2 tbsp of sesame seeds
2 tbsp of sunflower seeds
1 can of diced tomatoes
1 can of lentils
Makes 3 or 4 servings
#5. Quinoa Soup
1 cup (uncooked quinoa)
1 1/2 cups green lentils
1 can black beans or kidney beans
1 can chick peas
2 celery stalks
2 large carrots
1/2 yellow onion
1 L chicken broth
Satay onion, celery and carrot bay leaves in butter or olive oil until soft. Add chicken broth, lentils beans, chick peas. Simmer 1 hour or until lentils soft. May need more liquid depending on how much your lentils soak up. Add sea salt and pepper to taste. Cook the quinoa on the side and add when soup is finished.