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This happens on a daily basis. People find out what I do for a living and usually ask…What do you REALLY eat? Tofu and rabbit food? Right? No chocolate, meat, or sweets…..Right?!? Well I asked a couple of my top friends in this field to help me answer this very common question for you. We’ve got 3 easy, healthy and quite delicious (if I do say so myself ;)) flexitarian recipes just for you!!
When we decided to have our recipe collaboration, the other gals had already used quinoa (yes, I totally lagged) so I thought I’d continue with that theme, but feed you a fast, delicious and healthy breakfast. Like Beth and Sheree, as you’ll see below, I always have a big bowl of grains in the fridge so if you get in that habit with us, this recipe will be such a breeze!
Melissa’s Easy 5 Minute Breakfast Bowl
1 cup cooked grain of choice (leftover quinoa, buckwheat, brown rice or millet are great)
½ cup fruit of choice (raspberries are divine)
½ cup nondairy unsweetened milk (I like coconut or almond)
A sprinkling of your favorite raw nuts (walnuts and almonds are yummy!)
1 tsp honey, agave, coconut sugar or 4 drops liquid
Cinnamon, nutmeg, and/or cardamom, to taste
Warm the cooked quinoa in a small saucepan with a little nondairy milk (or, if cooking from the start, add the nondairy milk once the quinoa is done). When most of the nondairy milk has been absorbed, transfer to a bowl.
Stir in sweetener and spice to taste.
Top with fruit of your choice, followed by nuts and seeds of your choice. Serve at once.
You can also combine all ingredients and put in your toaster (or regular) oven at 350 while getting ready for work. It’ll be ready by the time you’re all pretty. You may need to add just another splash of milk.
Meet Beth Anderson of Holistic Health HotSpot:
I keep steamed quinoa in the refrigerator at all times to add a convenient complete protein to any meal. I also roast a batch of vegetables on Sundays that will last me several days. My favorite meal is quick and easy if you have pre-made components – this is a must for on-the-go families and professionals who are short of time! My favorite mix of roasted vegetables consist of cut zucchini, squash, and LOTS of sliced onions roasted for 20 minutes at 425 degrees with fresh garlic, salt, and balsamic vinegar. You can use your favorite mix of veggies for this meal though!
My Favorite 5-Minute Kitchen Sink Meal for 4
4 Gluten-Free Organic Spinach Tortillas
½ cup garlic hummus
2 cups of steamed quinoa (substitute brown or wild rice, or whatever grain is ready)
2 cups of roasted vegetables – your favorite combination
Salt and Pepper
Spread hummus on the spinach tortillas. Spread ½ cup quinoa and ½ cup roasted vegetables and wrap up the tortilla in your favorite shape. Add salt and pepper. You can also add any preferred spices such as cayenne pepper, chipotle, or cumin!
Don’t forget to follow Beth on twitter @HolisticHotspot and her Facebook page for more tasty recipes and fun health facts!!
Meet Sheree Trask of Sheree Trask Health & Wellness
Quinoa Salad, Greens & Salmon
1/2 cup quinoa, uncooked
Juice of 1 lemon
Salt & pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp chopped Mint (fresh is best for more vibrant flavor)
2 Tbsp chopped basil (fresh is best for more vibrant flavor)
1/4 cup toasted almond slivers (I buy raw and toast on the stove or in the oven til golden)
1 cup veggies of choice lightly steamed & cooled (I like green beans, red bell pepper and asparagus)
2 (5-oz) salmon filets, baked or grilled with coconut oil, lemon, salt & pepper
Unlimited amount of your favorite greens (spinach, romaine, kale)
Cook quinoa as directed. Meanwhile, lightly steam veggies until they are crisp tender, about 3 minutes. Once quinoa is cooked, add all ingredients (except the salmon and greens) and toss together. Pile your favorite greens on a plate, add a scoop of the quinoa salad and top with your salmon filet. This can be served warm or cold, both equally as delicious. This is a light dish, which can easily be dressed up with different spices and veggies so don’t be afraid to experiment!
Check out Sheree’s Facebook page for more healthy tips and recipes!!
Melissa Schollaert is a Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor and founder of Real Nutritious Living. Helping others achieve their health goals to attain their healthiest, happiest life is her greatest ambition.