February 3, 2009

Quick & Healthy Recipes: Sweet Quinoa Breakfast

Here's a delicious -- and healthy! -- alternative to oatmeal for these wintry days.

YIELDS: 1 cup (2 servings)


1 cup prepared quinoa (follow instructions on box; as with rice, you can make one large batch and keep it in the fridge for later use)
1/2 cup milk of choice (dairy, soy, almond, rice, etc.)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract (if using unflavored milk)
2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
1 tablespoon raisins
1 tablespoon raw walnuts or pecans
2 tablespoons oat bran


Place all ingredients in saucepan.

Turn stovetop burner to high and place uncovered saucepan on top. Bring mixture to a boil.

Once boiling is reached, lower heat to simmer and cover saucepan.

Turn heat off after 5 minutes. Let saucepan sit on stove for a minute.

Uncover saucepan, stir, and transfer contents to bowl.

Top with 2 tablespoons oat bran.

NUTRITION INFORMATION (per serving; assuming recipe is made with unsweetened soymilk):

330 calories
1.2 grams saturated fat
100 milligrams sodium
6.5 grams fiber (2.5 grams soluble)
11.5 grams protein

Excellent Source of: fiber, manganese, monounsaturated fat, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, thiamin

Good Source of: iron, niacin, riboflavin, protein

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