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8 Unique ways to cook with quinoa

No more cold quinoa salads for you!

From SheKnows Canada
Lately it's hard to read through a list of "superfoods" without coming across this high-protein grain. All that talk may have gotten you to buy a package of the stuff, but now what do you do with it? These tasty recipes show just how easy it is to incorporate quinoa into every meal of the day.
Quinoa | Sheknows.ca

No more cold quinoa salads for you!

Lately it's hard to read through a list of "superfoods" without coming across this high-protein grain. All that talk may have gotten you to buy a package of the stuff, but now what do you do with it? These tasty recipes show just how easy it is to incorporate quinoa into every meal of the day.

1

Buffalo chicken
quinoa bake

Buffalo chicken quinoa bake | Sheknows.ca

Photo courtesy of Half Baked Harvest

A heaping bowl of baked pasta always makes for a comforting dish on a tough day. But the next time you need a treat, forget about mac 'n' cheese. Instead, whip up this creamy Buffalo chicken quinoa bake from Tieghan at Half Baked Harvest. It'll be a boost in both flavour and nutrition!

2

Zucchini quinoa
fritters

Zuchinni quinoa fritters | Sheknows.ca

Photo courtesy of The Scrumptious Pumpkin

If you're tired of your usual meat-based patties, shake things up with a light but satisfying fritter. These zucchini quinoa fritters with Parmesan made by Jen at The Scrumptious Pumpkin are packed with protein-rich quinoa, nutritious zucchini and cheesy Parmesan for a flavourful and healthy lunch or dinner.

Find more ways to incorporate quinoa into your diet >>

3

Quinoa, black bean
and corn tacos

Quinoa tacos | Sheknows.ca

Photo courtesy of Cooking Classy

You've likely already heard of putting quinoa in wraps — and it's undoubtedly a very practical option — but that isn't the only way to wrap up this nutritious grain. Add a little bit of fun and flavour to your next meal with these quinoa, black bean and corn tacos created by Jaclyn at Cooking Classy.

4

Chocolate chip
breakfast cookies

Chocolate chip cookies | Sheknows.ca

Photo courtesy of Healthful Pursuit

Cookies for breakfast? Yes, please! You can feel good about treating yourself to a cookie or two at any time of the day when they're these quinoa chocolate chip breakfast cookies from Leanne at Healthful Pursuit. And you can forget about any guilt associated with eating cookies, because these babies are loaded with quinoa, zucchini and flaxseeds.

5

Beef and quinoa meatballs

Beef and quinoa meatballs | Sheknows.ca

Photo courtesy of Oatmeal with a Fork

Store-bought meatballs can be packed with all kinds of additives you don't necessarily want to be eating. But that certainly isn't the case with these beef and quinoa meatballs from Oatmeal with a Fork. These little balls are filled with vegetables and, of course, our favourite grain, quinoa! Perfect as appetizers or as a nutritious revamp to your usual spaghetti and meatballs.

6

Avocado and mango sushi

Avocado and mango sushi | Sheknows.ca

Photo courtesy of Queen of Quinoa

Sushi is often suggested to be a healthy lunch or dinner option, but the white rice that makes up a large portion of traditional rolls isn't exactly ideal. Fortunately that isn't an issue with this clever avocado and mango quinoa sushi roll created by Alyssa at Queen of Quinoa. You can enjoy the deliciousness of sushi and maximize your nutrient intake at the same time.

Start your day right with quinoa for breakfast >>

7

Quinoa crunch granola

Quinoa crunch granola | Sheknows.ca

Photo courtesy of Coffee & Quinoa

Granola acts as a delicious breakfast or easy snack on the go. And now you can give your granola a crunchy makeover thanks to this quinoa granola created by Erica at Coffee & Quinoa. Enjoy it on yogourt, in milk or even by the handful while you're out and about during the day.

8

Chocolate almond cake

Chocolate almond cake | Sheknows.ca

Photo courtesy of The Daring Gourmet

Whether you're cooking for someone who can't eat gluten or simply want to give your usual chocolate cake a little makeover, check out this gluten-free chocolate almond quinoa cake from Kimberly at The Daring Gourmet. You can't say no to that kind of chocolatey goodness!

More quinoa recipes

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Sun-dried tomato, asparagus and quinoa bowl
Meatless Monday: Goat cheese, quinoa over spring greens

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