The health benefits of Quinoa cannot be overstated. People hail it as a superfood in recognition of its high nutritional content – it has twice the protein content of barley and rice and a great source of calcium, magnesium, and manganese. It is a wheat-free alternative to starchy grains. Here are 4 easy-to-make one pot quinoa recipes you can make for dinner.
#1 Spinach & Mushroom Quinoa
This skillet is such an easy-to-make heart meal. It is simple, low in carbs, jam-packed with protein, rich in fiber and also vegetarian. Spinach and mushroom is a match made in heaven. It’s 2 very simple ingredients that gives you so much flavour. Check out Julia’s simple recipe that only takes 30 minutes to whip up, and that includes prep time mind you.
#2 Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa
This mimics a good mac and cheese recipe, but the healthier, less guilt version of it. Everyone loves a good cheesy meal, and this pot of goodness gives you just that. Thanks to Cooking Classy, you can have a pot of cheesy chicken broccoli quinoa in just under 30 minutes. The combination gives you a very healthy meal – with chicken and quinoa being rich in protein and broccoli being rich in Vitamin K, folic acid, potassium and fiber. Who says healthy has to taste boring?
#3 Sweet Potato Quinoa With Kale & Sage
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Not only have people been calling quinoa superfood, but kale as well. Kale has such a great nutritional profile, people are crowning in superfood number one. It is an antioxidant superstar, has impressive anti-cancer properties, and filled with amazing nutrients and vitamins. So, it’s no surprise that pairing quinoa with kale will give you a downright healthy meal. Together with the complex carbohydrates from sweet potatoes and yummy flavors from sage, this skillet would be a perfect post-workout meal. Check out this great recipe by With Food & Love.
#4 Mexican Quinoa
Mexican flavors always give your palate such a punch of flavor. You get the hint of lime juice, the punch from the jalapeno, and the kick from all the spices combined. Simply throw everything into the pan, and let the quinoa soak up the great Mexican flavors. Check out damn delicious for a damn delicious recipe for Mexican Style Quinoa.