One of my favorite Summer dishes includes... you guessed it Quinoa,
This easy side dish is highly versatile and can be combined with other nutrient dense foods to create a perfect plant protein! Not only that but Quinoa can be enjoyed as a main dish, in a salad or compliment any meal with a nice nutty balance. It is high in fibre that helps lower cholesterol, it's gluten free and provides protein, iron and vitamin B-12. Quinoa also sit low on the glycemic index, making it a valuable food for people trying to control their blood sugar levels.
My Easy Summer Recipe goes as follows:
2 Cups Rinsed and Cooked Quinoa makes about 3-4 cups
3+ Cups Chopped Red Pepper, Cucumber, Carrots and Green Peas, Zuchinni, Cherry Tomato, ( really whatever I have on hand) I like to mix textures so something crunches and something sweetens while the Quinoa ads it's nutty flavor:)
1 Cup Chick Peas
I Ad 1/3 Cup of this Quinoa Creation on top of my Spinach Salads for a great paring with a Balsamic Vinaigrette or
I mix 1/2Cup with my 4-6oz portion of Chicken or Shrimp and make a Stir Fry Bowl!
Both Dishes are the perfect balance of Protein, Healthy Fats, and Clean Carbohydrates that fuel your body with nutrient dense foods that are sure to help you reach your fitness and lifestyle goals.