Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quick (and simple) Quinoa

Quinoa is a grain that is also a complete protein. That’s why we love it! There are tons of health benefits associated with adding quinoa to your diet, not to mention how good it is to just try to whole grains that carry a good amount of protein too. So here is a quick and simple dinner that you can add to your recipe box.

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I make my quinoa in the rice cooker. Pop it in and let it cook, and it stops when it is done and keeps it warm until you are ready to eat. Perfect!

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While the quinoa cooked, I chopped some almonds and toasted them in the oven at 400 for about 10 minutes.

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Once the quinoa finished, I put some on a plate, added 2 drops of pesto (I believe it was purchased from Costco, but you can always make your own!) and topped with roasted almond.

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On the side I added some roasted butternut squash and a little leftover crockpot chicken. Yum!

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2 comments:

  1. oh i miss my slow cooker. Will have to save this recipe for when i return.

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  2. This meal makes my mouth water!!!

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