A healthy side of protein…

Quinoa is one of those newer foods that is becoming very popular. Quinoa is pronounced “Keen-wah” and has about 24 grams of protein in 1 cup. It does not have much flavor, but will taste amazing when mixed with great ingredients. This recipe was recommended by a friend of mine. It’s originally from Alison Sweeney, but I modified it a bit.

Quinoa with Spinach and Feta
Quinoa with Spinach and Feta

Ingredients:

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/4 Cup Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
1 Cup Quinoa
2 Cups Chicken Stock
1 Avocado, cut into bite-size pieces
1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, quartered
3/4 Cup Spinach, chopped
1/3 Cup Feta, crumbled


Directions:

1. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic and heat about 3-4 minutes until translucent.
Onions and Garlic
2. Add the quinoa to the saucepan and stir constantly for 3 minutes.
Cooking quinoa
3. Add the chicken stock. Cover the sauce pan and simmer for 20 minutes. (Use this time to chop the rest of your ingredients)
Simmering quinoa
4. Remove from the heat and let sit 5 minutes.
5. Add the remaining ingredients.
Quinoa ingredients

ENJOY! (without the guilt!)

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