31 Ways To Use Quinoa This Month

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Written by: Lindsay Sibson

“But… like… how do you even get enough protein?”

Sigh.

If you have ever been or are vegetarian or vegan, then I am willing to bet you’ve heard this question PLENTY of times.

Thank you, kind inquisitor, for your concern of MY protein intake… but I can ensure you that there are plentiful sources of plant-based protein that keep me strong and healthy.

One super source of plant-based protein is QUINOA!  

Let’s take a closer look at what quinoa is, how it benefits your health and 31 ways you can use quinoa this month.

What Is Quinoa?

Quinoa originated in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Chile and Ecuador over 3,000 years ago!

It is grown as a grain crop and is a member of the flowering plant family, Amaranthaceae. Quinoa is closely related to beetroot, spinach and amaranth and harvested for its edible seeds.

The quinoa seeds are processed to remove their outer coating, which have a bitter taste and then cooked in the same way as rice.

Why Eat Quinoa?

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa has 8 grams of protein
  • Loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber
    • Contains twice as much fiber as other grains!
  • Great source of iron
  • Source of lysine, which is essential for tissue growth and repair
  • Has a high content of the antioxidant manganese 

31 Ways To Use Quinoa This Month

1 Quick Veggie Quinoa Bowl
2 Delicious Detox Salad With Quinoa, Apple and Avocado
3 Pizza Quinoa Burgers
4 Carne Asada Quinoa Bowl
5 Homemade Crunchy & Sweet Quinoa Treats
6 Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars
7 Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Peppers
8 Vegetarian Stuffed Butternut Squash
9 Quinoa Pizza Crust or Cheesy Bread
10 Sweet Potato, Cranberry and Quinoa Power Bowl
11 Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
12 Quinoa Banana Bread
13 Protein Packed Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
14 Spicy Kimchi Quinoa Bowl
15 Pesto Spinach Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
16 Nourishing Lemon Chicken Soup With Quinoa
17 Quinoa Peanut Butter Snack Balls
18 Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili
19 Blueberry Almond Quinoa Smoothie Bowl
20 Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Bake
21 Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad
22 Curried Coconut Quinoa and Greens with Roasted Cauliflower
23 Sweet Potato Quinoa Cakes With Blackberry Salsa
24 Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini
25 Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Fried Egg Bowl
26 Quinoa “Chicken Nuggets”
27 Broccoli and Quinoa Mac N Cheese
28 Garden Vegetable Quinoa Soup
29 Vegan Gluten Free Quinoa Paella
30 Mexican Quinoa Bowl
31 Apple and Banana Quinoa Oat Bites

What is your favorite way to cook with quinoa? SHARE your recipe with the Fitlife family below!

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Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson

Lindsay Sibson turned her lifelong dream of traveling the world into a reality when she first stepped on a plan in April of 2014. With the simple intention of learning more about this beautiful world, she stepped away from corporate America to explore an alternative lifestyle of long term international travel, volunteering, blogging and pursuing a blissfully happy and fulfilling way of life.

Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life. Connect with her on her website and follow her travels on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/_traveloholic_).

Through her blog, Lindsay documents her journey in hopes of empowering others to find their passion, reignite their spark and freshen their outlook on life.
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