This Monday for Meatless Mondays from A to Z we are on the letter I which is for Israeli Couscous.
Unfortunately, this ingredient is not gluten free. Instead of using couscous, I decided to use a similar substitution with quinoa. Since I use quinoa so much in my regular daily meals, I decided to try something new with it since I cannot use a new and different ingredient. Usually when I use quinoa, I mix it with beans and vegetables. I have also used it as a cold cereal with fruit. Today, I decided to use it as a hot breakfast for the first time!
This recipe was adapted from Fit Foodie Finds:
- 1/4 cup dry quinoa
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 packet of stevia
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 medium apple, chopped
- In a small saucepan, bring quinoa, milk, and water to a boil.
- Reduce heat and cover. Simmer on low for about 10 minutes.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Continue to cook on low until all the liquid is absorbed, about 10 minutes.
- Pour into a bowl and eat served hot!
Approximately 400 calories and 8g protein.