Want to have a quick healthy meal that doesn’t cost a lot of money? How about one that is filling but not too heavy? Want to be able to make it without breaking the bank? Have you considered making quinoa salad? I have and it was such a good choice!
Quinoa Is An Alternative To Rice
It is grain like in form and looks just like it sounds. There are several recipes for quinoa salad on the internet and if you can cook it, you can make this meal. The good thing about quinoa salad is that it is loaded with vitamins, minerals, proteins and fiber!
To make quinoa salad, soak the unpeeled seeds in water for about 15 minutes to soften them. Then cook them in 2 cups of water per cup of cooked seeds. If you cook the seeds for longer than they are done will give you a tougher, less chewy texture. If you don’t bother cooking the seeds, you can add them when you mix them with your salad. Or just use them in a sandwich.
To dress the salad, add a small handful of chopped or ground radishes, finely chopped cucumbers, chopped tomatoes, a bit of salt, a bit of pepper and a bit of lime juice. For a tasty twist, toss in a generous helping of baby tomatoes, finely chopped walnuts and crunchy onions. Adjust the dressing to your taste!
As a dip, pour about a third of a cup of softened, chopped avocados onto a plate along with the cooked seeds. Toss in a handful of chopped baby tomatoes and a few crumbled tortilla chips and you have a delicious dip! If you aren’t much for nuts, you could also use walnuts, chives, sunflower seeds or granola bars as dip.
Another quick and easy meal is made by melting some quinoa and adding it to a warm bowl of tomato soup. Stir in any greens you like and enjoy your new quinoa soup! It’s good all day and helps you stick to your goal of eating healthy!
Try Making A Quiche
You can dress up a quick healthy meal any time. Try making a quiche. Combine one egg, one cup frozen yogurt, two cups reduced fat sour cream, one tablespoon chopped fresh herbs like thyme, basil and oregano and put in the refrigerator until ready to eat. Then serve with your favorite sauce on the side and enjoy a delicious cold meal!
Making a quick healthy meal doesn’t have to be a hassle. You can make healthy meals easily and feel great about what you are serving your family. Your kids will love the variety too! When it comes to meals, your health should always come first. So start now and make a healthy meal that your whole family will love!
Remember that you don’t need to spend a lot of time making one healthy meal a day. In fact, you don’t even need a lot of ingredients either. Most of all, be consistent! Keep a menu in your head and write it down so you don’t forget it. And remember, quick healthy meal ideas do NOT have to be boring and tasteless!