Toasted Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Toasted Coconut Quinoa Breakfast Cookies - these flourless cookies are packed with fiber, naturally sweetened and are gluten-free!

I've been testing something pretty awesome for you the last few days: quinoa breakfast cookies. I'm sure you've seen oatmeal breakfast cookies before, and perhaps even made them yourself, but I wanted to give them an even healthier spin by adding quinoa flakes. Quinoa flakes are one of my favorite ways to use quinoa, especially in breakfast foods. Not only do they make great hot cereal, but … [Read more...]

Superfood Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites

Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites made gluten-free & vegan PLUS with loads of other superfoods | simplyquinoa.com

Well friends, we're at it again. Making little balls of energizing deliciousness. Except this time, we're not going in the cookie-flavored direction. Nope, today we're talking chocolate brownie energy bites. They're rich, fudgy, nutty, chocolatey and sweet. Basically everything that I adore about a good brownies. Except hey, these are actually good for you! I've packed these little balls … [Read more...]

Thai Peanut Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Peanut Thai Quinoa Salad with crunchy veggies and a cream dressing

Visiting Thailand has always been a dream of mine. There’s just something about the country that I feel drawn to. Perhaps it’s because they call it “The Land of Smiles”, or maybe it’s the fact that you can ride elephants, or the fact that it has some of the world’s most stunning beaches, OR the fact that I’m simply obsessed with Thai food. And the list goes on... But while I can’t necessarily … [Read more...]

Clean Eating Refried Bean Dip

Clean Eating Refried Bean Dip made with five layers of healthy ingredients and 100% gluten-free + vegan too!

While everyone else is filling out brackets, I’ll be sitting on the couch stuffing my face with Mexican dip. What else is new?  Truth is, I’ve never liked basketball. Matt on the other hand? Straight up obsessed, especially when it’s college basketball. So when March Madness hits, it’s goodbye trashy TV shows and hello sweaty men running around on the screen. While there could be worse things … [Read more...]

21 Quinoa Salad Recipes to Try This Spring

Spicy Carrot Quinoa Tabbouleh AND twenty other fabulous quinoa recipes you should be enjoying this spring

Happy Spring! Today is the first day of spring and all I can say is wow, we made it. Finally. Every year I count down the days until I can say that winter is officially over. This year it started around February 1st, so it's been a long six weeks of waiting. We've had a few teaser days sprinkled in, but for the most part, I'm still wearing my winter jacket, walking around with my fur hood … [Read more...]

7 Ways to Eat More Greens that Aren’t Salad

How to Eat More Greens - 7 Ways that Aren't Salad

When it comes to getting more greens into your diet, it means you need to be eating more salads, right? But I bet there’s been a time where you sat down with that big salad in front of you and you practically yawned because you were so bored with it. I’ve been there - bored to tears with my salads but really wanting to incorporate those dark leafy greens, that I know are good for me, into my … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal

Peanut Butter and Jelly Oatmeal made with a blend of oats and quinoa flakes, creamy peanut butter and topped with a raspberry chia seed jam

Well...it looks like we’re going to have to indulge into two quinoa breakfast recipes in a row. Dang. Life is rough. When it comes to breakfast I’m all about easy. While it’s most certainly my favorite meal of the day - uhh hello pancakes, waffles, pudding and more - it’s also the one that I seem to have the least amount of time for. If your morning routine looks anything like mine, then you … [Read more...]

High Protein Vanilla Chia Pudding

Protein Vanilla Chia Pudding - without the protein powder! 18g of protein per serving - and much healthier too!

Chia seeds are a miraculous little ingredient. For one, they make great house pets. And second, they make even better pudding. If you haven’t jumped on the chia seed train yet, let me take a moment and try and convince you. Chia seeds are one of the most amazing foods that you can add into your diet. Not only are they packed with fiber, but they’re rich in antioxidants, protein and healthy … [Read more...]

Nourishing Quinoa + White Bean Stew

Nourishing Quinoa + White Bean Stew (vegan + gluten-free) - the perfect way to end our winter season

This is it. My farewell to winter dish. It’s a rich and hearty stew that might just be the one of the easiest recipes ever. It only takes a few minutes to prepare - you simply throw everything in the pot and let it bubble away on the stove while you snuggle up on the couch with a warm cup of tea. Just let the aromas of tomatoes waft through your house until you’re ready to eat. Then fill your … [Read more...]

Superfood Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes

Superfood Chocolate Quinoa Pancakes (gluten-free + vegan)

When you imagine your perfect weekend morning, what do you see?  Mine looks a little something like this:  It actually starts with going to bed early the night before so that when Trevi wakes me up at 7am, I’m not feeling exhausted and annoyed. Instead, I get out of bed with a smile, grab my coat and boots and head to the park with her. Before the park I go around the corner and pick up a … [Read more...]