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Super-Easy Quinoa

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One of my favorite things to do with quinoa is to have it as an oatmeal replacement in the morning. You can precook it so that it’s ready for you, bright and early.

Quinoa can be enjoyed cold or warm — your choice.  Here’s a basic recipe for you to customize to your liking:

RECIPE

1.    For every 1 cup of quinoa, add about 1 cup of water.
2.    Bring it to a boil.  Once it is boiling, put a lid over the pot and let it simmer for about 12 minutes.
3.    Then, fluff it up with a fork and it’s good to go. Eat immediately, or store for later:  it will stay fresh in your refrigerator for about 3-4 days.

Serving suggestions:  
●    You can add some chopped apples and spices to taste (such as cinnamon, cloves, or nutmeg).  
●    Sprinkle some slivered almonds on top.
●    Mix in chopped chicken, shrimp, or tofu and a sprinkle of paprika for a savory option
●    Make it into a salad with orange zest, orange juice, chopped pistachios, broccoli, and red bell pepper

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An appropriate serving size for breakfast is about ½ cup of quinoa, before any mix-ins.

For a snack, you can have about half that, or ¼ cup.

Of course, if quinoa is not your favorite thing to eat (yet), I’ve got lots of ideas for healthy meals and snacks.  Check out this video for three other great snack suggestions.

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