Flourless Banana-Quinoa Breakfast Bars

Healthiest breakfast bars ever >> Flourless Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bars [gluten-free + vegan]

If you’ve ever woken up in the morning, realized it’s an hour past the time you were supposed to be up and you dash out the door with wrinkled clothes, unwashed hair, and barely any makeup on, then these quinoa breakfast bars are for you. (oh no, I’m definitely not speaking from experience or anything) They make the ultimate on-the go meal. They’re packed with pretty much everything you need to … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Quinoa Hummus Bowls

Mediterranean Quinoa Hummus Bowls using classic hummus, grilled eggplant, crispy chickpeas and a quick arugula salad!

In the last few months I have found a whole new obsession with hummus. I’m not kidding...I’m eating it with everything! Whether I’m spreading it on a rice cake or enjoying it with some carrot sticks for a quick snack, adding it to my lunchtime wraps, or even whisking it into my salad dressing, hummus has quickly become a staple in my fridge. And what’s even better, there are SO many flavor … [Read more...]

Vegan Coconut Oil Quinoa Granola

Vegan Coconut Oil Quinoa Granola made with a blend of oats and quinoa flakes, nuts and seeds, and sweetened with maple syrup {gluten-free} || simplyquinoa.com

You guys...this granola. I’ve made it a hundred million times and can’t believe it’s taken me this long to share it with you. It started as one of those recipes where I just threw everything into the bowl, never really measuring, and it turned out to be my favorite granola I'd ever made. And of course I didn't measure, so the next hundred batches revolved around me adding different nuts and … [Read more...]

7 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

7 Natural Remedies for Seasonal Allergies || simplyquinoa.com

Well my friends, it’s that time of year. Seasonal allergies are upon us and if your hometown is anything like NYC right now, pollen is everywhere. And I mean literally everywhere! The cars parked on the street are covered in a yellow dusting (including mine!), our windows sills, and in turn my desk, need a daily wipe down, and your eyes are itchy, your nose is running and you’re sneezing like … [Read more...]

Mushroom + Broccoli Quinoa Pizza

Mushroom + Broccoli Quinoa Pizza - a healthy, vegetarian and gluten-free meal that's perfect for a busy weeknight!

Who would have thought you were all such pizza lovers! It’s kind of blown my mind how popular my quinoa pizza crust post has been. In a you-guys-freaking-rock kind of way! And yes, I like totally love you. But let me be honest with myself for a minute though...is it really that surprising that we’re all pizza lovers? Especially when the pizza is made to be totally healthy and still … [Read more...]

Strawberry Banana Quinoa Waffles

Strawberry Banana Quinoa Waffles - a healthy breakfast perfect for a special occasion! [gluten-free]

One of my favorite things about summer is fresh berries. Seriously. There’s almost nothing that makes me happier than seeing those first quarts of strawberries at the farmer’s market. It means that summer has officially begun and my world is about to be filled with berry-flavored everything. While we might still be a few weeks away from berry season, I couldn’t hold off in sharing this … [Read more...]

10-Minute Spicy Moroccan Quinoa Salad

Spicy Moroccan Quinoa Salad - a healthy, vegan meal that comes together in under 10 minutes!

Fast and easy. That’s how we like it around here, right? Judging from your response to my 10-minute quinoa fried rice recipe, I’ve realized we have yet another thing in common: the desire to have a tasty, healthy meal ready for us as quickly as humanly possible. Just another reason why we’re friends. So I’m bringing back the 10-minute goodness, and today it’s comin’ at ya in the form of a … [Read more...]

Grapefruit Margarita Green Smoothie

Grapefruit Margarita Green Smoothies - a super healthy way to start your day with the flavor of a beloved cocktail, just without the alcohol and sugar

Happy Cindo de Mayo!  Wouldn’t it be great if this fabulous holiday was on a Saturday instead of a Tuesday? I mean honestly, if you’re anything like me, then a typical Tuesday night involves a cup of tea, Netflix and snuggles with your pup on the couch. Not necessarily the life of the party… But that’s okay, because instead of heading out on the town and drinking margaritas all night, only … [Read more...]

Chili Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Chili Roasted Sweet Potato + Black Bean Quinoa Salad with a creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing [vegan + gluten-free]

So you guys....are you feeling the Cinco de Mayo vibes or what? I’m on a major Mexican/Southwestern kick and it’s not stopping until Tuesday. Last week it was the round up, today it’s this sweet potato + black bean quinoa salad and Tuesday is going to be Margarita Green Smoothies.  So pretty please just indulge me...if only for the next few days! Today though? It’s all about this salad. With … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Quinoa Crackers + Homemade Nutella Sandwiches

Peanut Butter Quinoa Crackers + Homemade Nutella Sandwiches - healthy, decadent and gluten-free!

Chocolate and peanut butter. Only the most sensational combination on earth. Am I right?  I pretty much crave it all the time. Breakfast? Done. Snacks? Done. Dessert? You know it. Even just scooping a spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar and sprinkling a few chocolate chips on top gets me giddy. So when this recipe came to me, totally out of no where, I had to make it immediately. I … [Read more...]