Despite being delicious to snack on, quinoa is actually a really healthy ingredient to pair with your meals - if only that happened more often!

The tiny seed provides all nine essential amino acids, contains twice the fiber and calcium of most grains, and, most importantly, is a fantastic source of protein (which helps build new collagen and elastin). In other words, it’s great for your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 package of frozen vegetables
  • 1 cup of dried cherries
  • 1 bunch of scallions (chopped)
  • 1 cup of slivered almonds

Directions:

  1. Bring chicken broth and quinoa to a boil
  2. Reduce heat to Simmer and add frozen vegetables
  3. Simmer until all the broth has evaporated (you should just see cooked quinoa and vegetables)
  4. Place quinoa and vegetables into a large bowl
  5. Mix in dried cherries, chopped scallions and slivered almonds
  6. Serve either warm or cold

XOX,

Patti

Photo courtesy of Alterco Foods.