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7 Quinoa Recipes So Good, You’ll Forget How Healthy They Are


Quinoa—an edible seed and plant-based protein—is packed with fiber and protein, contains all nine essential amino acids, is gluten-free, low in sugar and carbs, and contains antioxidants that help reduce inflammation. (A real nutritional powerhouse!)

And here’s a fun fact: although technically a seed, quinoa is classified as a whole grain. One cup of cooked quinoa offers around 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber.

There are plenty of reasons to incorporate quinoa into your diet, so here are seven of our favorite quinoa recipes that aren’t just delicious—they’re incredibly healthy!

1/7 – Rise and Shine Breakfast Quinoa 

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Rise and shine with this sweet and energizing quinoa breakfast recipe!

All you need is some quinoa, vanilla almond milk (or milk of your choice), a sprinkle of cinnamon, and some fresh berries for a delicious and energizing start to your day. 

View Recipe: Rise and Shine Breakfast Quinoa

2/7 – Southwestern Quinoa Salad

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Our kitchen at Get Healthy U is pretty excited about this zesty and delicious quinoa salad!

Add some black beans, tomatoes, onion, fresh cilantro, and lime juice for a healthy, flavorful salad that’s the perfect meal or side dish any day of the week.

View Recipe: Southwestern Quinoa Salad

3/7 – Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

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You can’t go wrong with flavors of cinnamon and apple at breakfast time!

This simple quinoa breakfast recipe uses only the good stuff, including almond milk, agave, cinnamon, vanilla, and chopped dried apples.

View Recipe: Cinnamon Apple Breakfast Quinoa

4/7 – Quinoa Fiesta Bowl

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Our quinoa fiesta bowl can be served hot or cold and offers fresh, distinctive flavors you’ll love. 

Grab some protein-packed quinoa, red pepper, tomato, jalapeno, avocado, cilantro, lime, and spices for one of the best grain bowls out there!

View Recipe: Quinoa Fiesta Bowl

5/7 – Chicken Quinoa Casserole

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Who says you can’t feed a crowd with quinoa? Our Get Healthy U team loves this one-pot chicken quinoa casserole that satisfies your comfort food craving without the guilt!

In addition to plenty of fluffy quinoa, you’ll use ingredients like yellow onion, red peppers, chicken breast, fresh garlic, and ginger.

View Recipe: Chicken Quinoa Casserole

6/7 – Grilled Golden Beet Salad with Quinoa and Citrus Dressing

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Sometimes you just need a refreshing, crisp salad—and this one delivers!

The salad is a simple concoction of quinoa, beets, arugula, and red onion. As for the dressing? All you need is apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and a freshly-squeezed orange for a delightfully tangy addition.

View Recipe: Grilled Golden Beet Salad with Quinoa and Citrus Dressing

7/7 – Crunchy Thai Chicken Quinoa Salad with Peanut Dressing

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In the mood for some Thai food? We’ve put a healthy twist on it!

Our Thai chopped salad offers versatility—perfect for a potluck or prepping it for healthy lunches all week long. The peanut dressing is the perfect combination of heat, sweetness, tang, and delicious peanut goodness.

Note: If you’re looking for a vegetarian option, just skip the chicken!

View Recipe: Crunchy Thai Chicken & Quinoa Salad

14 Health Benefits of Cucumbers (And a Few Refreshing Recipes)

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From healthy skin to improved memory, check out the top 14 health benefits of cucumbers! And if you’re lucky enough to have a load from your garden or farmers market on hand, you’ll definitely want to check out some of our favorite cucumber recipes, too.

14 Health Benefits of Cucumbers (And a Few Refreshing Recipes)

53 Best Weight Loss Snacks

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To keep you from going crazy with calories even when the saltiest of cravings hit, my team and I rounded up our best weight loss snack recipes that are super easy to throw together. And when you don’t have time or you’re on the go, we also made a list of our favorite healthy purchased snacks too.

53 Best Weight Loss Snacks

Homemade Guacamole

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Avocados are a great source of heart-healthy fat, vitamins & fiber. This guacamole recipe is a great choice instead of high-fat dips and chips when entertaining.

Everyone loves the fresh homemade flavor! 

Homemade Guacamole

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