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Dairy And Gluten-Free Quinoa Bowl Recipes

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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Rinse 1.5 c of dry quinoa, tip into a pan with 3 c of water and a pinch of salt. Bring to a boil. Add 1 c coconut/almond/cashew milk, simmer for 20 mins. Let cool a bit, add and mix 1 c blueberries+1/4 c sliced nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)+2 tbsp hempseed+1 tsp cinnamon. Sprinkle a little stevia/maple syrup on top of your quinoa breakfast bowl.

Quinoa is actually a seed, not a grain, plus it contains all the amino acids that make up a protein so it is a great plant protein to add into your menu planning.

Many people who follow a Paleo diet say its okay to eat quinoa because it is a seed. Quinoa is the perfect staple food for vegetarians and vegans and here are some recipes for you to enjoy!!

When I cook quinoa I always rinse it very well as their is a fine dust on the seed that if not rinsed well can make quinoa taste a bit bitter. Be sure to cook extra so you can whip up these quick and easy recipes.

3 Power-Packed Quinoa Bowl Recipes

1. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup sliced nuts (almonds, pecans, walnuts)
  • 2 tbsp hempseed
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Non dairy milk – coconut, unsweetened almond, or cashew

Directions

  1. If you do not have leftover quinoa, simply rinse quinoa well and add it to a pot with 3 cups water.
  2. Bring to a boil and then simmer with lid on for 20 minutes.
  3. Let cool a bit and add the rest of the ingredients.

Often times my husband will sprinkle a little stevia or maple syrup on top of his quinoa breakfast bowl.

2. Curried Quinoa With Roasted Cauliflower

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower (cut into florets)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp curry
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 2 green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Place cauliflower on a cookie sheet and drizzle with olive oil and roast in a hot oven at 425F for 25 minutes. You can also roast in foil on the barbeque. Remember to turn cauliflower as you roast it.
  2. In a large pot put a dab of coconut oil and cook onions for a few minutes. Add in spices and stir around.
  3. Add in coconut milk, water, and quinoa.
  4. Bring to a boil and then let simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff quinoa with a fork.
  5. Divide quinoa into bowls and add in arugula and green onions.

3. Thai Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 cup broccoli, chopped finely
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 4 green onions, diced
  • Large handful of cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • Juice of 2 limes
  • Zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp gluten-free Tamari
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • Fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Directions

  1. In a small bowl mix lime juice, zest, tamari, sesame oil, vinegar, garlic, ginger and seeds.
  2. In a large bowl toss quinoa, broccoli, snow peas, onion, carrots, cilantro together.
  3. Pour dressing over top and mix until combined.
Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.

Shirley Plant

Shirley Plant is a Nutritionist, Dietary Consultant and Author of "Finally... Food I Can Eat - a dietary guide and cookbook for people with food allergies. As someone who has dealt with food allergies and sensitivities most of her life as well as chronic fatigue syndrome she knows only too well how difficult it can be to plan healthy nutritious meals. Her passion is helping people to know what foods fuel their body and which ones deplete it.

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