• Southwest Quinoa Boats
    Main,  Salads,  Sides,  Snacks

    Southwest Quinoa Boats

    Romaine lettuce adds a refreshing taste to these lime-flavored quinoa boats. Did you know that quinoa is not considered a grain, but a seed? It is a very healthy food, since it is high in protein, fiber and vitamins. I like to eat it more often than rice these days. The most popular colors are white, red and black. White is the least crunchy and softer than the other colors, and it also cooks faster (in about 12 minutes). In this southwest quinoa recipe, a mix of red quinoa is tossed with chopped avocado, black beans, corn, cilantro and lime. One tip to making soft, fluffy quinoa is to cook…

  • Paprika Sweet Potatoes

    Paprika Sweet Potatoes, Corn, Black Beans, Egg and Avocado

    I could eat sweet potatoes every day and never get tired of them. Usually I switch the flavors around, from sweet to savory. In this oven-roasted sweet potato recipe, I use garlic powder and hot Hungarian paprika for a little kick. The black beans add a nice source of fiber, and the egg some extra protein. Avocado adds healthy fats. This is a great vegetarian dish for lunch or dinner, and goes well with any salad as a side.

  • Sweet Potato Burrito Bowl

    Sweet Potato Burrito Bowl

    Craving Mexican food, but without the heavy feeling you sometimes get after? These sweet potato burrito bowls are made without tortillas and cheese. You can have fun with a spiralizer and make sweet potato noodles (my daughter loves them!), and add them on top of brown rice along with black beans, corn, lettuce and guacamole. You can also add other toppings like salsa, sour cream, or fresh cilantro. I like to squeeze fresh lime juice over the whole bowl for a fresh citrus flavor. Let’s talk about rice for a second. Do you know the difference between brown rice and white rice? White rice is very processed compared to brown…