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Quinoa is considered a super food and when cooked properly it’s super delicious.  I have a new found love for quinoa so I’ve rounded up some healthy and simple quinoa recipes that your family is sure to love!

20 Healthy and Simple Quinoa Recipes

Healthy and Simple Quinoa Recipes

Last week I shared with you my new obsession with quinoa.  I know, I’m a little late to jump on the quinoa band wagon…truth be told I was holding out and refusing to jump onto the most current food fad.  I really thought that quinoa was going to taste like cardboard and would fade out as quickly as it jumped on the foodie scene.  But, Hubs and I tried quinoa for the first time a few weeks ago and we were shocked….when cooked properly it tastes really good!

The key to cooking quinoa is making sure that you don’t overcook it and turn it into mush.  Plus, you have to pair it with the right flavors to give it the kick it needs.  If you’ve never had quinoa and are just starting out, like us, it’s got a great earthy nutty taste.  The easiest way I have found to cook it is in my Garlic Parmesan Simple Quinoa Recipe— it’s quick, simple, and the flavors are delicious…it’s pretty fool proof.

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So, in my new love of quinoa I’ve compiled a list of healthy and simple quinoa recipes….I hope you enjoy them!

Serendipity and Spice- Roasted Garlic Parmesan Simple Quinoa Recipe

Chocolate Covered Katie – Quinoa Pizza Bites

Sweet Little Kitchen – Cheesy Quinoa and Spinach Bake

Shared Appetite – Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Coconut Quinoa Stew 

Jo Cooks – Chicken Enchilada Quinoa Bake

Southern in Law – Roasted Pumpkin and Feta Quinoa

Southern in Law – Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms 

Recipe Girl – Roasted Vegetable Quinoa

The Girl Who Ate Everything – Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili 

Love Bakes Good Cakes – Fruit and Almond Quinoa with Apple Vinaigrette

Carolyn’s Homework – Quinoa Pilaf 

The Kitchen McCabe – Red Quinoa Pancakes 

Eat Drink Love – Honey Lime Chicken Bowls 

Inside Bru Crew Life – Roasted Red Pepper Asparagus Quinoa

Five Heart Home – Quinoa Pudding with Coconut Milk and Maple Syrup

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Julie’s Eats and Treats – Zesty Sriracha Shrimp Quinoa
Alida’s Kitchen – Jalapeno Popper Quinoa Bites

The Wholesome Dish – Quinoa Crust Pizza

Wonky Wonderful – Gluten-Free Quinoa Pizza Bites

Eat Good 4 Life – Broccoli Quinoa Casserole 

Damn Delicious – One Pan Mexican Quinoa 

Have you jumped on the quinoa bandwagon yet?  What’s your favorite way to make quinoa? Share in the comments below.

Here is my favorite new cookbook this month….it’s 75 Tried and True Freezer Meals from Six Sisters Stuff….I’m always looking for super simple recipes and this cookbook is packed full of them!  It’s only 4.99 and worth every penny!!

75 of the best freezer meals

Bye for now!

Melissa Llado
Melissa is a busy mom trying to survive the preschool years. She loves a good Pinot Grigio and cuddling up on the couch for the latest super hero movie. Her kids enjoy getting in the kitchen and helping make a mess trying new recipes! Even though she's constantly creating new and delicious treats she usually winds up buying grocery store treats when it's time for her to take snacks for school-- at all of the teachers' dismay.
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