Simple, Yummy, Good Carb Meals
As promised in my earlier post – here are some whole grain recipes for you to try. Low in fat, high in protein. Make this weekend , for a busy week ahead. Fuel through your busy day – breakfast and lunch ! I like the quinoa porridge for dinner as well !
- Honey Harvest Quinoa Porridge
1 1/3 cups quinoa
2 2/3 cups water
1 Apple – cored and cut into chunks
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup lowfat milk – plus more for serving
2 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
Put quinoa in a mesh strainer – rinse under tap. Put rinsed quinoa in a saucepan with the water
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook for 5 mins. Add apple chunks and cranberries and continue to cook, covered under loe heat until water is absorbed – bout 10 mins
When quinoa is cooked, stir in 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp honey and the cinnamon- cook until milk is heated – bout 2 mins
Spoon into cereal bowls- top with goodness of your choice, I like bananas and chopped almonds, and a tsp of raw cacao!
Waldorf Salad with Steel-Cut Oats
* YIELD: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 salad).
* 1 cup steel-cut oats, rinsed and drained
* 1 cup water
* 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
* 2/3 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
* 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
* 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
* 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
* 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
* 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
* 1 1/2 cups diced Granny Smith apple (about 1 large)
* 1 1/2 cups torn radicchio
* 1 1/2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
Tip – to save time, cut out roasting the walnuts. Just sprinkle them raw on top.
1. Combine oats, 1 cup water, and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer for 7 minutes (do not stir) or until liquid almost evaporates. Remove from heat; fluff with a fork. Place oats in a medium bowl, and let stand for 10 minutes.
2. Combine walnuts, honey, and red pepper in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat; cook 4 minutes or until nuts are fragrant and honey is slightly caramelized, stirring occasionally.
3. Combine remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, olive oil, vinegar, and black pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add dressing, apple, radicchio, and grapes to oats; toss well. Place 1 1/2 cups oat mixture on each of 4 plates, and top each serving with about 3 tablespoons walnut mixture