Quinoa ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Quinoa is such a versital food and can easly be used for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It is a complete protein and high in fiber, calcium, and iron. It is also naturally gluten free.

Quinoa for breakfast

Peach and Cherry Quinoa adapted from Soul Food Living
3/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 tsp or more chia seeds
1 peach, sliced (or whatever fruit you prefer)
5-7 pitted cherries
1 TBSP sliced almonds or walnuts
1 tsp raw organic honey
cinnamon to taste
Mix cooked quinoa with chia seeds. Top with peaches, cherries, and cinnamon. Drizzle with the honey and serve.

Quinoa for lunch

Quinoa Tabbouleh (Find Your Organic Soul)

2 cups quinoa, cooked and cooled
1 and 1/2 tomatoes, chopped
1 cucumber diced
8 scallions, chopped
1 cup fresh parsley, minced
2 lemons, juiced
1 tsp pink salt
3 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (I used 2 and it was fine for me)

Put quinoa, tomatoes, cucumber,scallions, and parsley in a bowl.

Dress with remaining ingredients and let sit for at leat 15 minutes to let flavors blend.

I have made many varations of this salad.  Change it to suit your taste. It is very filling and great for lunch or a side dish for dinner with chicken or fish on the grill.

Quinoa for Dinner

Quinoa with roasted veggies and chicken sausage

I like to make a big batch of quinoa at the beginning of the week so I can use it for a delicious and quick dinner using leftovers from my week.  With this, I used quinoa, roasted or sauteed veggies, and a leftover grilled chicken sausage.  Topped it with fresh herbs and seasonings. So satisfying, easy, and delish!  No need for a recipe, just use whatever veggies you have and roast them or sautee them, whatever left over meat you have left over, and add it to the cooked quinoa. Voila!

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