Watch this simple, healthy quinoa recipe with avocado, tomatoes, jalapenos, beans, and cilantro. Quinoa is so versatile and is a good plant source of protein. I use it in place of rice, which has arsenic. Yikes!more »
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Try this fast and healthy grain dish to break up the same old pasta or rice you make. Quinoa is a complete protein, which means you don’t have to serve meat with it, and is ready in 15 minutes. When you use frozen, pre-cut veggies this recipe will come to the table fast and full of nutrition. I made this dish while staying with a cousin in Boston with whatever we found in her fridge and pantry. We prepared a crudite and dipped the veggies in a rich balsamic vinegar as an appetizer.
Nutrition: 2 cups = approximately 400 calories
- 1 box quinoa
- 1 bad frozen, pre-cut peppers and onions
- 2 patties frozen veggie turkey burgers
- soy sauce to taste
Prepare quinoa as indicated on the box. Microwave defrost veggie turkey burgers and set aside. Preheat skillet and saute frozen veggies until they are heated through. Break up veggie turkey burgers and saute for 1 minute with veggies. Add quinoa to the skillet, toss and heat through. Add soy sauce to taste and serve. Enjoy with a crudite for added crunch and nutrition. Bon Appetit.
I’m in Boston for some meetings and stayed with my cousin last night. After we did a great 20 minute band workout in her apartment she said, “Why don’t we just make a healthy dinner here with what I have in the fridge?” I think she was too tired to go out after doing at least 20 full push-ups, which she never did before, and did them perfectly as part of the 5 Minutes to Fitness+ routine. You never know what you can do so never limit yourself.
One of my favorite things to do is go into someone’s refrigerator and pantry and help prepare a delicious, healthy meal, and we did. The picture above is a quinoa dish we whipped up with frozen veggies and veggie turkey burgers; look for the recipe at week’s end.
The Benefits of Quinoa:
First, it tastes delicious with a light and fluffy texture, while giving you a complete source of protein. Its also a good source of magnesium, iron, copper, phosphorus, and fiber and can help fight heart disease, cancer, high blood pressure and migraines.
You can buy it at most supermarkets, it takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and substitutes well for brown rice and cous cous dishes you’re used to preparing. Put it on the shopping list.