Apple Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Quinoa

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Guys!  I recently realized that I haven’t made anything containing quinoa in it in quite a while!  How could I have neglected this power packed superfood???  I mean, seriously, this stuff is so good for you…it’s gluten free…it’s packed with nutrition…and it lends itself in so many ways to both savory and sweet dishes!

 

 

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Don’t worry (I know you were, don’t deny it!), I remedied the situation quickly with breakfast this morning by making this super easy and super nutritious, tasty apple cinnamon raisin breakfast quinoa!  Er-mer-gerd, this stuff is amazing.  It felt like it was just pure apple cinnamony goodness melting in my mouth!  Seriously, so yummy!

Because of the add-ins, this makes for a great complete breakfast with plenty of protein, healthy fats, carbs, and of course, NUTRITION!!!  I also love this breakfast, because it kept me feeling satisfied right up until lunchtime, which is sometimes a feat in my case just because I love food so much!  Plus, the cinnamon gave me a little pep in my step to start my day!  I love this stuff!  It also makes a great substitute for oatmeal, so if you have sensitivities to oats, then this stuff is perfect for you.  However, even if you don’t have a sensitivity to oats, you will LOVE this stuff!

APPLE CINNAMON RAISIN BREAKFAST QUINOA

Ingredients (1 serving)

  • 1 apple, cored and peeled (I used honey crisp, but you can use any kind)
  • 1/4 dry quinoa
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. raisins
  • 1-2 tsp. raw honey

Directions

1.) Place the prepared apple, quinoa, and water in a sauce pan and bring to a boil.  Reduce the heat to low and let simmer for about 20 minutes, until the quinoa has absorbed the water, and the apples are tender.

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2.) Remove from heat, and add the cinnamon, raisins, and walnuts to the pan.

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3.) Stir to combine, and transfer to a bowl.  Drizzle with the honey and serve.

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Dig in!  You know you want to!  Enjoy! 🙂

Broccoli Apple Salad With Lemon Greek Yogurt Dressing

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I am actually chowing down on this salad as I type this!  This thing is delicious, and the ingredients leave your body feeling fantastic!  I saw the following pin for a Waldorf salad on Pinterest.

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This made me crave the taste of a Waldorf salad, but I didn’t want the mayonnaise, sugar, etc.  So, I decided to give it a healthy makeover, and this broccoli salad was the result – and let me tell you it did not disappoint!  It is fantastic!  This salad gives you the delicious taste of a waldorf salad, but with only healthy ingredients – you will love it!

BROCCOLI APPLE SALAD

Ingredients: the amount of each ingredient is up to you

For the salad:

  • Broccoli, chopped into bite-sized florets
  • Apples, chopped into small pieces
  • Carrots, peeled and shredded
  • Red onion, chopped
  • Blueberries
  • Walnuts, chopped

For the dressing:

  • Plain greek yogurt
  • lemon juice
  • sea salt
  • stevia

Directions:

1.) Chop all your vegetables, then on a plate, layer your broccoli, apples, carrots, red onion, blueberries, and walnuts.

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2.) In a small bowl, mix together the ingredients for the dressing.  Top the salad with the dressing.

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3.) Blend the salad all together.

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Enjoy! 🙂