You guys know that I have a major love affair with quinoa. I first discovered this ancient seed back in college when I started reading healthy living blogs (Kath and Tina were my firsts!). I think the year must have been 2008 and at the time, it was only available at Whole Foods or health food stores for $2.99/pound. That’s right. Quinoa was actually reasonably priced at that point. If I would have known the success it was going to have with the public I woulda bought 100 pounds stat!
There are so many reasons why I love quinoa.
- It’s a complete protein
- It’s delicious sweet or savory
- You can eat it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- It cooks faster than brown rice
- I love the texture!
- They’re the best in casseroles (like this one, this one, and this one).
Strawberry, Avocado, Quinoa Bruschetta w/ Goat Cheese by Fit Foodie Finds
Jalapeño Bacon Quinoa Mac and Cheese by Fit foodie Finds
Strawberry Peach Quinoa Crumble w/ Coconut Whipped Cream by Fit Foodie Finds
Homemade Gluten Free Cereal with Quinoa, Buckwheat and Dates by Eating Bird Food
Crispy Honey Chipotle Shrimp Tacos by Nosh and Nourish
Quinoa Chocolate Chip Granola Bars [No Bake] by The Lemon Bowl
Ranch Quinoa Encrusted Chicken Fingers by With Salt & Wit
Indian Quinoa and Chickpea Stir Fry by Eat Healthy Eat Happy
Quinoa Coconut Chocolate Gluten Free Cookies by Food Faith Fitness
Quinoa Encrusted Zucchini Sticks w/ Honey Mustard Dipping Sauce by The Healthy Maven
Quinoa Spring Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce by The Minimalist Baker
5-ingredient Vegan Quinoa Fudge by Simply Quinoa
Cinnamon Quinoa Pudding by A Household Almanac
Greek Quinoa Burgers by The Healthy Maven
Loaded Veggie Avocado Quinoa Frittatas by Ambitious Kitchen