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5 Fresh Quinoa Recipe Ideas

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5 Fresh Quinoa Recipe Ideas

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Quinoa is seeing a resurgence in popularity after a few thousand years—and for good reason! It’s one of the most protein- and fiber-rich grains, and it’s packed with iron, lysine, magnesium and B vitamins. Here are five of our favorite Quinoa recipes.

Breakfast

1. Gluten-free Quinoa Pancakes | Hungry Healthy Girl: How do you make a filling protein-packed pancake? Use quinoa! It’s a complete protein and contains almost twice as much fiber as other grains.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 311; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 370mg; Sodium: 400mg; Total Carbohydrate: 30g; Dietary Fiber: 4g; Sugars 1g; Protein: 18g

2. Coconut Quinoa Hazelnut Granola | Dietitian Debbie Dishes: Roasted hazelnuts and quinoa are perfectly paired with cinnamon, coconut, and nutmeg in this tasty granola.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 146; Total Fat: 8g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 33mg; Carbohydrate: 18g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 7g; Protein: 3g

Lunch

3. Apple & Quinoa Kale Salad | The Wheatless Kitchen: Equal parts sweet and earthy, this generously sized salad will fill you up without weighing you down.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 589; Total Fat: 39g; Saturated Fat: 5g; Monounsaturated Fat: 25g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 421mg; Carbohydrate: 53g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 19g; Protein: 11g

Dinner

4. Moroccan Quinoa Stuffed Red Peppers | Nutrition Stripped: Vitamin C-packed red bell peppers are paired with protein-rich quinoa for a tasty dinner or next-day lunch.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 330; Total Fat: 9g; Carbohydrate: 54g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 12g; Protein: 11g

5. Quinoa & Spinach Patties | Skinnytaste: Two hearty patties for under 250 calories? Yes, please. These gems are packed with protein and iron, and are a great alternative to standard veggie burgers.

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 236; Total Fat: 7g; Cholesterol: 110mg; Sodium: 430mg; Carbohydrate: 31g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 2g; Protein: 11g

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