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32 Ways To Eat Quinoa


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Quinoa Meals

These are some great ways to use Quinoa. I sourced this from Pinterest and re-blogged it from BuzzFeed Food. I Love it! See my Healthy Eating board on Pinterest here.

1. Quinoa, Fruit, and Nut Bars

Quinoa, Fruit, and Nut Bars

Carry these around with you for snacking and feel virtuous all day. Recipe here.

2. Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Recipe here.

3. Almond Cranberry Quinoa Cookies

Almond Cranberry Quinoa Cookies

Three words: COOKIES FOR BREAKFAST. Recipe here.

4. Hot Oat and Quinoa Cereal

Hot Oat and Quinoa Cereal

You can start this cereal the night before and have it ready to go in just a couple minutes in the morning. Recipe here.

5. Coconut, Almond, and Quinoa Breakfast Cakes

Coconut, Almond, and Quinoa Breakfast Cakes

Vegan and not about to apologize for it. Recipe here.

6. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Recipe here.

7. Quinoa Granola

Quinoa Granola

Recipe here.

8. Quinoa Pudding

Quinoa Pudding

Very like rice or tapioca pudding but with the MAGIC POWER of quinoa. Recipe here.

9. Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs

Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs

All the protein a lady or gent could ever ask for. Recipe here.

10. Green Quinoa

Green Quinoa

Fresh herb paste turns the quinoa this pretty color; finish it with chopped nuts, arugula, and pepper flakes. Recipe here.

11. Quinoa, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad

Quinoa, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad

Observe the trademark Ottolenghi blend of colors of and textures. Recipe here.

12. Plum and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Plum and Quinoa Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Pears would be a very nice sub for plums in non-summer seasons. Recipe here.

13. Quinoa Tabbouleh

Quinoa Tabbouleh

Because bulgur is so 2007. Recipe here.

14. Sweet Potato, Craisin, and Pecan Quinoa Salad

Sweet Potato, Craisin, and Pecan Quinoa Salad

Recipe here.

15. Pomegranate, Orange, and Quinoa Salad

Pomegranate, Orange, and Quinoa Salad

Pom and quinoa are a match made in tiny crunchy spherical food heaven. Recipehere.

16. Garlic and Thyme Quinoa Patties

Garlic and Thyme Quinoa Patties

Recipe here.

17. Quinoa Cakes with Eggplant-Tomato Ragu

Quinoa Cakes with Eggplant-Tomato Ragu

Makes a nice vegetarian dinner-party main course. Recipe here.

18. Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites

Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites

Recipe here.

19. Crispy Quinoa Sliders

Crispy Quinoa Sliders

Chickpeas, cheese, and breadcrumbs hold these cuties together. Recipe here.

20. Taterless Tots

Taterless Tots

This is either sacrilege or genius. Both? Recipe here.

21. Broccoli, Cheddar, Jalapeño, and Quinoa Fritters

Broccoli, Cheddar, Jalapeño, and Quinoa Fritters

Recipe here.

22. Cheese and Scallion Quinoa Cakes

Cheese and Scallion Quinoa Cakes

Little cubes of mozzarella melt into magical gooey cheese zones. Recipe here.

23. Veggie Fried Quinoa

Veggie Fried Quinoa

Recipe here.

24. Quinoa-Crusted Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Quinoa-Crusted Chicken with Peanut Sauce

Served here with soba noodles. Recipe here.

25. Quinoa Chili

Quinoa Chili

Recipe here.

26. Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

Recipe here.

27. Homemade Quinoa Pasta

Homemade Quinoa Pasta

Next level. Recipe here.

28. Quinoa Kale Jambalaya

Quinoa Kale Jambalaya

Recipe here.

29. Quinoa Sushi

Quinoa Sushi

Watch your back, rice. Recipe here.

30. Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Chicken Stew with Butternut Squash and Quinoa

Big Q is a great way to add oomph to soups and stews. Recipe here.

31. Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas

Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas

Recipe here.

32. Spaghetti with Quinoa Meatballs

Spaghetti with Quinoa Meatballs

Neat vegetarian swap idea. Recipe here.

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Easy Low-Calorie Health Snacks for High Energy + Healthy Living ❤


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HealthyEating

Healthy Eating is really important to me. Because of this, I’ve decided to do a ‘Health Series’ every Monday. My aim is to post some cute health food ideas each week. This week I’m highlighting healthy snacks. Here are ideas below for:

  • your own detox water
  • making fruit popsicle snacks with coconut milk
  • 10 snacks under 200 calories
  • useful fruits as snacks
  • making your own carrot chips as snacks
  • 20 snacks that will curb your appetite

I sourced these ideas from Pinterest – check out my Healthy Eating Board here.

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Baking Fruitburst Muffins


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Baking Muffins at The Starlit Path www.tamikadoubell.comHere is a great recipe from one of my favourite websites, BBC Good Food. I made “Fruitburst Muffins” which are low-fat muffins with cinnamon, honey, cranberries and blueberries.

  • 225g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 50g butter, melted
  • 175ml fat free milk
  • 100ml clear honey
  • 140g fresh blueberries
  • 85g fresh cranberries
  • 140g seedless raisins
  • 140g dried apricots, chopped
  • 1 tsp grated orange zest
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat the oven to 200C and lightly butter a 12-hole muffin tin. Sift the flour and baking powder into a bowl. In another bowl, lightly beat the eggs, then stir in the melted butter, milk & honey. Add to flour with the remaining ingredients. Combine quickly without overworking. Spoon mixture into the muffin tin. Bake for 20-25 minutes until well-risen and pale golden on top. 

Baking Muffins at The Starlit Path www.tamikadoubell.com

I am very pleased with my successful muffins. One of them came out with what I call a ‘snout’! I have no idea why the mixture does this, it looks hilarious. I couldn’t resist snapping it off for a snack 🙂

Baking Muffins at The Starlit Path www.tamikadoubell.com

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Orange Muffins Are What’s Up!


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Orange

I have been going crazy for orange anything lately. Papaya, spiced orange hot chocolate, orange muffins, orange cakes!  If it has anything to do with orange, chances are I’ll be eating it. Why this sudden obsession? I have no idea. So what I decided to do was get to the recipe books and find the perfect orange muffin recipe.  The great thing about these is that they are only 322 cal each 😉 

Here it is, Enjoy! 

  • Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Yield: 12 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 orange, quartered and seeds removed (with peel)
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F (200 Celsius) ; spray a muffin tin (12) with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Put orange quarters in food processor (or blender) along with orange juice and process or blend until pureed.
  3. Add egg and butter to food processor and combine; pour into large bowl.
  4. Combine dry ingredients together in a separate bowl, then add all at once to orange mixture.
  5. Stir to combine.
  6. Fill muffin cups about 3/4 full.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes; remove from oven and let stand in tin for 5 minutes before removing muffins.

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