3 Healthy Quinoa Recipes | Back to School Lunch Ideas

3 Healthy Quinoa Recipes | Back to School Lunch Ideas

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Rainbow Quinoa Salad
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup corn
2 carrots, grated
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup red cabbage, shredded
1 cup broccoli florets
¼ cup olive oil
3 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp honey
salt and pepper

In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring it to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn off heat and allow quinoa to sit for 5-10 minutes.
Allow quinoa to cool completely.
In a large bowl combine cooled quinoa with corn, carrots, cherry tomatoes, red cabbage and broccoli florets.
In a small bowl whisk olive oil, white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, salt and pepper.
Pour dressing over salad and stir until it’s evenly dressed.
Store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Enjoy!

Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 English cucumber, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
¼ cup white onion
fresh parsley
fresh mint
¼ cup olive oil
1 lemon
salt and pepper

In a medium saucepan, combine quinoa and vegetable broth. Bring it to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Turn off heat and allow quinoa to sit for 5-10 minutes.
Allow quinoa to cool completely.
In a large bowl combine cooled quinoa with cucumber, tomato, white onion, parsley and mint.
Dress with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
Store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Enjoy!

One Pan Mexican Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can corn, drained
1 red bell pepper, finely diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced (optional)
1 cup salsa
1½ cup vegetable broth
1 lime
fresh cilantro to taste

In a large skillet combine quinoa, black beans, corn, red bell pepper, garlic, jalapeno, salsa and vegetable broth.
Stir well and bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for 20-25 minutes or until liquid is all absorbed.
Turn off heat and all quinoa to sit for an additional 5 minutes.
Finish with fresh lime juice and freshly chopped cilantro.
Store in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
Enjoy!

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20 thoughts on “3 Healthy Quinoa Recipes | Back to School Lunch Ideas

  1. I tried the mexican quinoa and it was delicious! I changed it up by adding carrots, chinese cabbage, and a bit more vegetable broth. This is definitely a lunch for university. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Thanks for all the great videos and recipes. You are really getting me on track for 2016. I have made 2 of 3 and the mexican one pot dish is soooo good and so easy to throw together.

  3. About how many people does the Pan Mexican Quinoa serve? I would like to make that recipe for a potluck for about 8-10 people!

  4. Hi …. I love your recipes can you upload some tasty recipes for those people who are losing weight pleasseeee……some breakfast , lunch , dinner ideas

  5. Looks so yummy!
    @domestic geek: is there a recipe for the salsa or is there a particular one u used for this video?

  6. I just came across your channel for the first time ever and I can definitely say I am in LOVE!! Your channel is perfect for me!! I'm on a general healthy lifestyle and I'm transitioning to eventually becoming a vegetarian or just to dip my foot in it once in a while and I never even heard of Quinoa until I came across this video and girl can I say it made my mouth water!! Will definitely be trying this!! Thanks so much!! Your videos are so helpful and love your energy!! ❤️????

  7. Your recipes are awesome! So creative & delicious. Thank you for sharing them. Can u do some recipes using paleo with chicken & veggies?

  8. I made the One Pan Mexican Quinoa for lunch for a friend and I….and it was DELISH!! My husband who isn't into meals like this, liked it too! Can't wait to try the rest of the recipes featured on this vlog….thanks so much!

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