8 Creative Ways To Add Quinoa To Your Next Dish

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By Cooking Panda

Over the past few years, quinoa has made quite a name for itself. As a high-fiber, high-protein, gluten-free whole grain, quinoa is a must-have food for the super health conscious.

However, what if you want to have a little more fun with your quinoa? Maybe you’re trying to eat more whole grains without suffering through bland, tasteless meals. Perhaps you’re trying to get your family to eat healthier foods. Maybe you just want to eat a burger or some chocolate cake without feeling like you’ve taken one step forward and twenty steps back in your diet. These eight recipes will do the trick!

Quinoa-Stuffed Squash 

Get ready for fall with this hearty, healthy dish. Acorn squash can be substituted for golden nugget squash. 

Spicy Quinoa Chicken Fingers

A touch of cumin and cayenne pepper combined with creamy cilantro and avocado sauce will turn this into one of your favorite guilt-free treats!

Gluten-Free Moist Chocolate Cake

Everyone can eat this rich, chocolately cake, as it’s gluten-free and comes with an option to be made vegan. Whether you have any dietary restrictions or not, you’ll enjoy both the taste and the added nutrients.

Mediterranean Quinoa Burgers 

Time to break out the food processor. With sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, and feta cheese mixed into these easy-to-make patties, you’ll impress both vegetarians and meat-lovers alike with these flavorful, veggie burgers!

Quinoa and Roasted Pepper Chili

The poblano chiles in this vegetarian chili will warm you up on a cool autumn day.

Pork Fried Quinoa

Add a new twist to one of our favorite Chinese side dishes!

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Cheesy Sausage Broccoli Quinoa Casserole

A recipe the whole family will enjoy!

Quinoa Cookies 

Sneak some fiber and protein into your diet with these chewy cookies! Feel free to experiment by adding nuts, dried cranberries, or even Nutella, the possibilities are endless!

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Tags: gluten-free, healthy, quinoa, Whole Grain
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