Monday, February 28, 2011
Quinoa is a beautiful grain packed with great nutrition. It is very high in protein, therefore it makes a great breakfast because it will keep you satisfied until lunch! The healthy fats in the avocado and almonds also contribute to your fullness by slowing your stomach emptying.
1 cup red quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
1 avocado, sliced
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup low fat cottage cheese (optional)
In a medium saucepan, bring quinoa and water to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer and cover. Continue to cook until water is absorbed, ~15 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and fluff with a fork.
Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat and add almonds. Saute until almonds brown slightly. Remove from heat and add honey and cinnamon.
Place 3/4 cup quinoa into a bowl and top with 1/4 cup cottage cheese and slices of avocado, and drizzle with almond honey mixture.
Nutrition info per 1 serving: 390 calories, 12 g fat (7 g monounsaturated), 15 g protein, 53 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber
Adapted from Food and Wine, February 2011.
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 5:10 AM