Food prep is one of the essential steps in The Meal Planning Method. Food prep can save you time, stress and makes weeknight cooking easier. One of the ways, we encourage you to food prep is to prepare an ingredient simply and change it throughout the week depending on your menu. Today, I am sharing 4 ways to prepare quinoa.
Quinoa (keen-wah) is a seed and considered a whole grain. It is high in protein, fiber and magnesium.
Quinoa is great addition to your food prep list. Start by preparing the simple quinoa recipe below. Then, throughout the week, add flavors and ingredients to add variety to your menu.
These dishes can be eaten as main entrees (make sure there's protein!) or as side dishes. Also, try these recipes where you may normally eat rice. It's a great way to try something new and in a familiar way.
(recipe adapted from The Kitchn)
Get an extra dose of protein with the addition of black beans here. This recipe is full of flavor and vitamins and minerals with the addition of tomatoes, avocado, peppers and cilantro.
Get an extra dose of protein with the addition of chickpeas here. This recipe is full of flavor and vitamins and minerals with the addition of tomatoes, cucumber, and parsley
This a great way to use up fresh herbs. This can be eaten as a side dish or add a protein such as chicken for a complete meal.
What is your favorite way to serve up quinoa? Share with us by commenting below or by using hashtag #MealPlanningMethod.