Quick Quinoa

Spring is here and there is no better time to start thinking about starting a healthy eating plan just in time for bikini season.

One of my favorite recipes to get back in shape after enjoying some great winter feasts is to eat Quinoa. It’s a very versatile dish because you can have it as a meal with veggies mixed into it, put it on a salad or simply have it as a side.

Quinoa is the seed part of a type of grain which is high in protein. According to the Whole Grains Council, helps you feel fuller longer and helps reduce the risk of diabetes. It is also a more nutritious option for gluten free diets.

Here is my most basic recipe for Quinoa.

What You Need: 

1 cup of quinoa

1 1/2 cups of water

1 Tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

1/2 teaspoon salt

What To Do: 

1. Bring the water to a boil and drop in the quinoa then mix in the apple cider vinegar.

2. Stir on medium high heat until the quinoa has fully absorbed the water and apple cider.

3. Add veggies to it if your prefer or some form of protein.

4. Enjoy!

To get a bit more creative, add it to a salad or meat dish!