Crazy for Quinoa! 5 Must-Try Recipes by our Tone It Up Team
Today we’re crazy for quinoa!
It started out as the trendy new-kid-on-the-block, but quickly found a permanent place on our list of superfood faves. We still can’t get over how versatile, nutritious, and clean-your-plate delicious quinoa can be. If you’re a Tone It Up Nutrition Plan member — look to your plan to find more exclusive & tasty recipes along with what meals this nutty ‘grain’ is perfect for!
We’re dishing out 5 Must-Try Quinoa Recipes so good, we swear they could turn anyone into quinoa lovers!
Quinoa Turkey Meatballs by Tone It Up girl, Raven!
These Quinoa Turkey Meatballs don’t just please a crowd… they also supply some serious health benefits. One cup of quinoa provides 2.2 milligrams of gamma-tocopherol—a form of vitamin E that researchers have linked to anti-inflammatory health benefits (hint: this can reduce redness for clear, gorgeous skin!)
Quinoa is also a good source of folate, zinc, and phosphorus — nutrients you’ll miss out on with traditional meatball recipes that use breadcrumbs.
Perfect Fit Blueberry Quinoa Breakfast by Tone It Up Megan Noh!
Have a warm & hearty gluten-free breakfast! Think this superfood is only good for lunch & dinner? You’ll be amazed by this Perfect Fit Blueberry Quinoa recipe from our girl Megan. Not only is quinoa a totally satisfying gluten-free option in the morning…it can also give your diet a health boost. Researchers at Columbia University’s Celiac Disease Center found adding quinoa to meals and snacks improved the nutritional profile of gluten-free diets by providing more protein, iron, calcium, and fiber. And with an added dose of plant-based Perfect Fit Protein, this breakfast will leave you energized for the day!
Veggie Quinoa Protein Patties by Tone It Up Girl Katie
Not your average veggie burger. With chia seeds, almond flour, and quinoa — these Veggie Quinoa Protein Patties don’t skimp on protein…or flavor! Fun fact: quinoa is one of the few plant sources of complete protein, meaning it offers a full profile of the essential amino acids your body needs for healthy muscles, organs, and tissues. Plus, with a high ratio of protein to carbohydrate, this ‘grain’ is great for controlling your appetite. So long, snack attacks ;)
Mexican Quinoa Bowl by Tone It Up Girl Tracy
With less calories & carbs, double the protein, and almost 5 times as much fiber per cup as white rice, quinoa makes for the perfect addition to any of your favorite Mexican dishes! This Mexican Quinoa Bowl is a springtime favorite. And it’s fantastic alongside your Sexy Summer Cocktail from your Summer Sizzle Edition!
Convenient Crockpot Greek Chicken & Savory Stew by Tone It Up :)
With these easy to prepare options, you’ll never get bored! Experiment by adding different types of quinoa to your favorite TIU Convenient Crockpot Recipes. White, red, and black quinoa varieties are hot right now, but did you know there are over 120 different types to choose from? The nutritional profiles of each are pretty similar…so no matter which you choose, it’s all good in the hood! You’ll really enjoy the differences in color, taste, and texture that result when you branch out.
Looking for more delicious, decadent recipes like these to get & keep you lean? Look inside your Tone It Up Nutrition Plan!