Pumpkin Pie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

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As mentioned yesterday, this lovely breakfast was made for me by my friend in Florida while I was visiting. Not only is she a new mom, but she has her career blossoming around her – in other words, she is one busy lady! However, with being such a busy new mom she still always sticks to a healthy lifestyle & this is just one of her countless meals she likes to treat herself to.

She whipped this up in no time, super simple & healthy! Plus, this can easily be portioned out & stored in tupperware for all your weekly breakfasts!

  1. Cook 1C quinoa per package directions
  2. Once quinoa is cooked (no water should be left) remove from heat & add 3T honey, 1T pumpkin pie spice & 1/2T cinnamon – stir
  3. Dice up 1 peach, a handful of strawberries & fold into quinoa mix

Serve warm or let fully cool & store in fridge for a few days. Enjoy!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 3): 320 calories – 3.5 grams of fat – 65 carbs – 10 grams of protein

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Cherry, Wild Rice & Quinoa Salad

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O.M.G. good – this can be whipped up for a side or main dish at any summer event (served cold) or even in the cold months served warm!

  1. Preheat oven to 325degrees – layer pan with parchment paper & add 1/2C chopped pecans in one layer – bake til golden (do not let get black) – set aside
  2. Cook 3/4 cup wild rice per instructions on packet
  3. When rice is nearly cooked (~30 minutes) add 1/2C quinoa and cook until the rice & quinoa are tender (about 15 minutes)

While cooking rice continue with the below:

  1. Whisk 1/4C oil, 1/4C vinegar, 3/4t salt & 1/4t pepper in large bowl
  2. Slice up 2C pitted cherries, 2 stalks diced celery & 1/2C toasted pecans – toss in large bowl

Once the rice/quinoa mix is fully cooked drain & rinse with cold water until cool to the touch & add into large bowl with other ingredients.

This dish is yum & can be served at room temp, hot or cold – so make sure to add this to your menu at anytime of year!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 4): 310 calories – 12 grams of fat – 45 carbs – 9 grams of protein

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