7 Inspired New Ways to Incorporate Quinoa into Your Diet
With so many people searching for gluten-free grains and protein-packed vegan alternatives, it’s no wonder that quinoa has gained such popularity. Small in size, but mighty in power, quinoa delivers a hearty dose of complete protein that's vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and high-fiber. Not to mention this superfood is an awesome source of B vitamins, folate, vitamin E, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, and potassium. Plus, it tastes good in almost any dish regardless of if it’s savory or sweet. Here are seven ways to prove that it needs to be in your pantry on the regular.
Quinoa Breakfast Bake: If you’re one of those people who needs a hearty breakfast to start the day but always seems to be pressed for time, this quinoa bake is your solution. Simply make a big batch on Sunday and enjoy a filling breakfast all week long. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Mandarin Orange Quinoa Bowl: This quinoa version is a massive upgrade from your average bowl of oatmeal. The beautiful scents of orange and almond are infused in every spoonful of this warm, comforting breakfast staple. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Herbed Quinoa Bowls: There’s nothing yummier than breaking open a runny egg yolk and letting it run down into herby quinoa filled with slightly sweet roasted vegetables. You’ll see. (Photo via Becca Heyes / Brit + Co)
Veggie Grain Bowl: Beans, sweet potato, and quinoa meld together harmoniously in this veggie grain bowl that's scrumptious at any time of the year. Just throw the ingredients in a slow cooker and when they’re nice and soft, top them with a drizzle of honey and yogurt, and maybe toss in a few spinach leaves for good measure. (Photo via Cody Towner / Brit + Co)
Kale Tabouli Pockets: This kale tabouli quinoa is a great base for any salad, but it's also tasty on its own. Bonus: The dressing doesn’t wilt the kale, so you can make a big batch and use it all week. (Photo via Brit + Co)
Stuffed Artichokes: Although they look intimidating, these stuffed artichokes are super easy to prepare. Swap out the couscous for quinoa if you prefer, and you can even give them a Greek twist with feta, chopped olives, and sun-dried tomatoes. (Photo via Nicky Corbishley / Brit + Co)
Quinoa and Stone Fruit Salad: Stone fruits pair beautifully with the nutty taste of quinoa. A little drizzle of honey is all you need to top off this dish, but a few sliced, toasted almonds wouldn’t hurt either! (Photo via Sarah Jones / Brit + Co)
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