Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Quick & Easy: Quinoa

Last week, I told ya'll I was going to give you a healthy quinoa recipe.
Hence, I give you BBQ Chicken Quinoa, packed with filling protein and lots of flavor!


So why quinoa? It looks a little funny and it's hard to say (Did you know it's pronounced KEEN-wah?).

This edible seed is similar to rice but is packed with protein - like meat. It's rich in all nine essential amino acids and high in lysine (the amino acid responsible for tissue growth and repair). It also boasts fiber, iron, magnesium and manganese. That makes quinoa an awesome post-workout snack AND a great addition to your bikini bod diet! ;)


BBQ Chicken Quinoa

1 cup uncooked quinoa
1 cup corn
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
1 avocado
1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
5 tbsp BBQ sauce

Heat quinoa in a saucepan with 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil, turn the heat down and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile, cup up the avocado and toss in a large bowl with corn and black beans.
Shred the rotisserie chicken and toss with the other ingredients.
When quinoa is done cooking, combine everything.
Serve warm, topped with shredded cheese and BBQ sauce.

Store in the fridge and enjoy all week!
 Love,
Cait

P.S. Check out my guest post on Jess's blog "Just Rainbows and Butterflies" to see my Valentine's Day outfit picks!

19 comments:

  1. I have never had quinoa, but really want to try it now! I am trying to eat healthier, especially with spring break around the corner!

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  2. I love quinoa! This sounds delicious, thanks for sharing1

    PS loved your guest post, the outfit you put together was so cute!

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  4. I'm absolutely making this for lunch next week!

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  5. Yum, I'll definitely have to give this a try, especially when I attempt to loose some "baby weight!"

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  6. I legit bought some of this two weeks ago and it's still sitting on my counter. I don't eat eat so I have GOT to introduce this into my diet. and I totally went to Trader Joes and asked for "kin-ohh-a" :-)

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  7. I love quinoa and this recipe is a perfect way to incorporate it in meal...sounds delicious and can't wait to try!! Happily following ~

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  8. Sounds delicious...can't wait to try!! Happily following ~

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  9. I have to say that I LOVE your blog and I am so glad that I found it! I want to try this recipe!! It looks dey-lish!! I LOVE Audrina!!! xo

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  10. Looks yummy! I really want to try quinoa now.

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  11. CANNOT wait to make this!! Quinoa is one of my favorites!

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  12. I just made this for dinner...it was amazing!!

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