Any given day it’s a good bet that I have a bowl of cooked quinoa in the fridge. I make it a lot. Like here. And here. And there’s always leftovers. Usually I’ll eat it the next day with some cooked veggies, or I’ll add some to a salad. But now I’m gonna really get crazy here… How about quinoa for breakfast? Just reheat some leftover quinoa with milk (be it from a cow, coconut, almond or soy), add a little cinnamon, fruit, nuts and honey and you’ve got one fancy start to the day. It’s like grown-up oatmeal. Play around and try out your own combo, or follow this recipe to make your own breakfast grain bowl.
Raspberry Walnut Grain Bowl
What you need:
1 cup cooked quinoa
1/3 cup milk (cow, coconut, almond or soy)
1/2 cup fresh raspberries
1 tbsp chopped, toasted walnuts
honey (or agave nectar)
What you do:
Combine leftover quinoa and milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Allow quinoa to absorb the milk. Once the liquid has been absorbed, add raspberries, walnuts and cinnamon. Transfer to bowl and drizzle with honey.
Starting from scratch? Here are the proportions:
1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed)
1 cup milk (cow, coconut, almond or soy)
1 cup water
2 cups raspberries
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/3 cup copped, toasted walnuts
Megan Adams Brown, CHC, helps families find healthy routines that work, with no more “what’s for dinner?” stress, and a lot better food. Her family meal plans help moms take charge of their kitchen and their own health, leading to more vegetables and less junk all around. Megan also shares kid-approved, allergy-friendly recipes on her blog. To learn more click here.