Breakfast Lunch Dinner Quinoa

I think it is pretty obvious that quinoa is my favorite grain. It’s just so… beautiful and scrumptious and versatile and healthy and I love everything about it. Obsessive much? Nahhhh.

I made a big ol’ batch of quinoa on Sunday night and thought it would be fun to spice it up for the week. I like to call this BLD Quinoa, because you can really eat it for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner.

Breakfast Lunch Dinner Quinoa


  • 1C quinoa, uncooked
  • 2C water
  • 1C dried cranberries (less or more)
  • 1/2C sunflower seeds
  • 2T honey
  • 1/4C balsamic vinegar


1. In a medium sized pot, bring 2 cups of water and 1 cup quinoa to a rolling boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer until all water is absorbed. Transfer into a large tupperware and refrigerate for 2 hours.

2. Once your quinoa has cooled, mix in the rest of your ingredients.


You can have it just like so for breakfast or even add a little greek yogurt and more honey. Orrrrr you can put it on top of spinach and cottage cheese with a dash more balsamic vinegar.

On a different note. Look what I got yesterday at Food Day…

Coco Bananas Peanut Butter. Yes, that means chocolate + banana + peanut butter. Um, heaven? Not only was the peanut butter delicious, but it also benefits an amazing cause!

PB Crave had their product launch yesterday at the U of M’s Food Day! They donated all of the proceeds to Project Peanut Butter, a nonprofit supporting malnutrition. Peanut Butter saves the worldOther flavors by PB Crave include Razzle Dazzle, Cookie Nookie, and Choco Choco. Dayum. Num num. I tried all 4 flavors and liked Coco Bananas best :)

What is your all time favorite Peanut Butter brand/flavor?

Favorite grain———-> Go!

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