Sticking with my New Year’s resolutions, I made a lunch today that was jam packed with veggies! I recently bought red quinoa but haven’t used it yet…so I thought I’d make some today and stir fry veggies to go with it. I’ve had the “regular” lighter quinoa before but wanted to try the red one out of curiosity.
I haven’t heard that it tastes any different….but the color makes it so much more appealing!
While the quinoa was cooking, I took out some mushrooms, red pepper, spinach, tofu, cilantro, and shaved almonds.Next, I stir fried the mushrooms, red pepper, spinach, and tofu.
The quinoa actually took about 20 minutes to cook. I checked it at 15 (the box says 15 minutes)and there was still a good deal of water in it. Eventually, it turned out as it should!
I added all the veggies to the quinoa and topped it off with some salt and pepper, almonds, cilantro, and a little olive oil. Delicious!
There’s something about colorful meals that I just love! They’re so appealing to me. Which is good right…? The more colors on your plate, the more nutritious and healthy (assuming they’re veggies or fruit….not Skittles).
I’ll be back later with a great workout update and some big news!!