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August 16, 2019

by Alyssa

25 Healthy Quinoa Recipes for Back-to-School

Here's 25 Healthy Quinoa Recipes for Back-to-School! We've got easy breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack recipes that are perfect for on-the-go or packing in the kids' lunches!

25 Quinoa Recipes for back-to-school

Wow. Can we just talk about how fast this summer has flown by? Seriously, it feels like I've been in a some sort of alternate reality where we move through time at lightning speed.

But sadly, the only thing we can do about it is cling on to the last glimpses of summer produce and get our minds in autumn mode. For many of you, that means kids are heading back to school and you're getting back on a regular work schedule again. It can be a busy time of year, so I wanted to pull together a few recipes to make things a little bit easier.

Below I've got 25 of my favorite healthy quinoa recipes that are perfect for the “back-to-school” season. From ideas for on-the-go breakfasts, healthy lunches, portable snacks AND quick and cozy dinners, my hope is that this list makes meal time a tiny bit more enjoyable



Easy Breakfast Recipes

Zucchini Bread Quinoa Breakfast Cookies

Zucchini Bread Breakfast Cookies
from Simply Quinoa


Peanut Butter Breakfast Parfait with Quinoa

Chocolate Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast Parfait
from Simply Quinoa


These SKINNY Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins are made with wholesome ingredients, sweetened naturally and taste AMAZING!

Banana Chocolate Chip Quinoa Muffins
from Simply Quinoa


LEMON RASPBERRY QUINOA BREAKFAST BARS -- with bananas, oats, almond butter and quinoa, these bars make a healthy & nutritious breakfast treat!

Lemon Raspberry Quinoa Breakfast Bars
from Simply Quinoa


This AMAZING Apple Pie Overnight Quinoa is packed with protein, fiber and healthy fats to keep you FULL and ENERGIZED all day long!

Apple Pie Overnight Quinoa
from Simply Quinoa


Dark Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Bowl
from Minimalist Baker

Quick & Healthy Lunch Ideas

Cheezy Broccoli Quinoa Burgers (gluten-free + vegan) | recipe found on simplyquinoa.com

Cheezy Broccoli Quinoa Burgers
from Simply Quinoa


The PERFECT summer meal: Hummus Zucchini Roll Ups with quinoa + fresh veggies | simplyquinoa.com

Quinoa + Hummus Zucchini Roll Ups
from Simply Quinoa


Blueberry Quinoa Power Salad -- with arugula, blueberries, quinoa, pecans, avocado + microgreens!

Blueberry Quinoa Power Salad
from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Spring Rolls with Cashew Dipping Sauce
from Minimalist Baker


Quinoa & Veggie Collard WrapsQuinoa & Veggie Collard Wraps
from Simply Quinoa


Fiesta Mango Black Bean Quinoa Salad
from Ambitious Kitchen


Healthy Snack Recipes

Banana Peanut Butter Energy Bites -- made with dried banana and dates, crispy quinoa and creamy peanut butter

Banana Peanut Butter Energy Bites
from Simply Quinoa


7-Ingredient Quinoa Granola
from Minimalist Baker


I'm totally bringing these mini quinoa pizza bites to my next neighborhood party. They're so easy to make, taste like pizza and are surprisingly healthy too!

Mini Quinoa Pizza Bites with Hummus + Crispy Chickpeas
from Simply Quinoa


Apple, Peanut and Honey Granola Bars

Apple, Peanut + Honey Quinoa Granola Bars
from Simply Quinoa


Sweet Potato + Kale Quinoa Spring Rolls -- a seasonal spin on a delicious gluten-free meal (they make great leftovers too!)

Sweet Potato, Kale + Quinoa Spring Rolls
from Simply Quinoa


This AMAZING Triple Berry Quinoa Salad is made in under 10 minutes, with only 7 ingredients AND it's naturally GF & VEGAN!

Maple Lime Triple Berry Quinoa Salad
from Simply Quinoa


Easy Quinoa Dinner Recipes

These simple Quinoa Tacos are made with a spicy mango-lime filling and use a creamy guacamole spread on the bottom!

Mango Lime Quinoa Tacos
from Simply Quinoa


Creamy Quinoa Mac and Cheese with spinach! Made in just ONE POT and comes together in less than 15 minutes!

One Pot Quinoa Mac and Cheese with Spinach
from Simply Quinoa


Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

Mexican Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes
from Simply Quinoa


5-Ingredient Quinoa Mac and Cheese Recipe

Quinoa Mac + Cheese
from Simply Quinoa


Quinoa Flour Pizza Recipe

Quinoa Flour Pizza Crust
from Simply Quinoa


Super Easy Vegetable Quinoa Fried Rice that's made in less than 10 minutes and uses only 8 ingredients! (it's also gluten-free + vegetarian)

10 Minute Quinoa Fried Rice
from Simply Quinoa


Black Bean Quinoa Chili
from Fit Foodie Finds



25 Quinoa Recipes for back-to-school

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About Alyssa

Hey there, I’m Alyssa Rimmer, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, yoga-lover, dog mom, and founder of Simply Quinoa. It’s nice to meet you! I created SQ as a way to provide solutions for women just like me, who were struggling to find helpful information about how to live a healthy and fulfilled life. My hope is that you will find inspiration here on SQ – in my story, in my recipes, in the hundreds of wellness articles, and in our amazing community. Welcome!

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