Meatless Monday Recipe: Quinoa Two Ways

I couldn’t decide which quinoa meal idea to share for today’s Meatless Monday recipe, so I decided to share both!

The first quinoa dish I’m serving up today is one you can make for lunch or dinner, Roasted Vegetables Over Quinoa.  I started out by roasting a pan of veggies that I had on hand.  This time, it was butternut squash and cauliflower with several cloves of crushed garlic.  Check out my Easy Peasy Roasted Vegetables recipe for cooking time & step-by-step instructions on how to roast the perfect veggie every time!

squash-caul-roasted

Next I simply cooked up some quinoa according to the directions on the box.  I opted for the microwave method since I had tried it before and it had turned out well.

Box of Quinoa from Trader Joe's

Once the vegetables were roasted, I simply scooped a few spoons over the cooked quinoa and my dinner was ready!

roasted-veggies-over-quinoa

If you are looking for a little more flavor, add a little low-sodium soy sauce or whatever else you might put over a stir-fry when serving.

The next morning, I was really craving a hot bowl of oatmeal with sweet strawberries for breakfast, and I remembered that I had some quinoa leftover.  Knowing how many nutrients are in quinoa and that it’s lightly sweet flavor would lend itself well to something that might be good for breakfast, I decided to experiment.

I simply reheated 1/4 cup of the leftover quinoa in the microwave for one minute.  Next, I added cut strawberries, half a banana, 1/4 cup of non-fat Greek yogurt, and a drizzle of honey to make a very satisfying Quinoa Porridge.  Looks good, doesn’t it? 🙂

I was pleasantly surprised, and I will be making this again.

quinoa-porridge

How do you use quinoa?  Tell me about it below this post!

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