10 Quick Quinoa Recipes

By , SparkPeople Blogger
Quinoa pronounced KEEN-Wah has quickly become a staple in my cooking. I love that it is quick and easy to prepare, has outstanding nutritional value and is allergy-free. Since it cooks through in less than 20 minutes, it is a useful grain substitute in just about any recipe. A single serving is high in healthy fats, fiber protein, iron, magnesium phosphorus, and riboflavin.  Quinoa is also gluten free! Increase your nutritional grain options with these quick and convenient Quinoa recipes.  

Simple Quinoa and Vegetables
This protein-rich vegetarian recipe is simple to make and tasty to eat!
Calories: 292.9   Fat: 15.2 g   Protein: 11.6 g   Carbs: 60.2 g   Fiber: 7.6 g

Stepfanie's Quinoa-Black Bean Casserole
An experiment with leftovers yield a delightful, filling vegetarian meal. 
Calories: 255.9   Fat: 4.3 g   Protein: 15.4 g   Carbs: 40.7 g   Fiber: 9.6 g

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Enjoy a gluten-free breakfast 
Calories: 228  Fat: 4.5 g   Protein: 8.9 g   Carbs: 50.1 g   Fiber: 4.7 g

'Cheesy' Quinoa-Sweet Potato Casserole

This recipe came about because I had just made vegetable enchiladas and had leftovers, plus quinoa from earlier in the week. Thankfully, this experiment yielded a hearty, delicious meal.
Calories: 328.7   Fat: 8.1 g   Protein: 15.5 g   Carbs: 51 g   Fiber: 12.5 g

Quinoa Meatloaf Muffins

Give a healthy twist to a family favorite. The Quinoa adds extra protein and vitamins. 
Calories: 281.2   Fat: 11.2 g   Protein: 19.6 g   Carbs: 25.2 g   Fiber: 2.5 g

Quinoa and Pomegranate Salad with Toasted Almonds

Festive and healthy -- a great side dish for the holidays or anytime.
Calories: 216   Fat: 7.2 g   Protein: 6.8 g   Carbs: 32.4 g   Fiber: 3.7 g

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

The quinoa adds a nutty flavor to this simple soup made from packaged, fresh and frozen ingredients.
Calories: 158.9   Fat: 2.1 g   Protein: 12.5 g   Carbs: 24.3 g   Fiber: 4.4 g

Quinoa Burgers

These burgers are filled with flavor and nutrition.
Calories: 369.7   Fat: 15.8 g   Protein: 10.8 g   Carbs: 48.4 g   Fiber: 7.1 g

Quinoa Con Pollo (quinoa-chicken pilaf)

The quinoa provides added protein & fiber, plus some fun mouth-texture, & with the veggies included this is basically a one-dish meal!
Calories: 306   Fat: 6 g   Protein: 22.8 g   Carbs: 40.6 g   Fiber: 5.1 g

Quinoa Banana Muffin

Start your day or enjoy afternoon snack with these healthy muffins.
Calories: 136.9   Fat: 6 g   Protein: 4.7 g   Carbs: 25.5 g   Fiber: 4 g

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