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Cooking With Quinoa: 29 Amazing Quinoa Recipes

By: Carlie Dobkin, Editor, FaveHealthyRecipes

Healthy Asian Quinoa SaladHigh in protein, iron, and fiber, quinoa is considered by many to be a superfood. One cup of quinoa has 24 grams of protein and 12 grams of fiber. Wow! Incorporating quinoa into your diet will keep you full and satisfied for a very long time. This ancient grain really is one of the most nutritious foods you can eat.

Quinoa cooks in about 20 minutes, so it's a quick, flavorful, and gluten free way to get in a serving of whole grains. Quinoa is such a versatile ingredient. You can work it into a variety of different dishes, spanning from sweet to savory and breakfast to dessert.

We, at FaveHealthyRecipes, have compiled a list of 29 Amazing Quinoa Recipes. With these easy quinoa recipes, you'll be eating it for every meal. We've got a collection of healthy breakfast recipes, hearty quinoa salad recipes, delicious dinner ideas, and even some healthy dessert recipes that you are sure to love.

 

Cooking with Quinoa

Cooking with Quinoa:

29 Amazing Quinoa Recipes

Table of Contents

Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Healthy Lunch Recipes

Healthy Dinner Recipes

Healthy Dessert Recipes

 

 

Healthy Breakfast Recipes

Start your day off right with these healthy breakfast recipes. By eating quinoa early in the morning, you will stay full until lunch. Plus, high protein meals will keep you from snacking and overeating during the day. 

Carrot Cake Breakfast CookiesBerry Banana Breakfast Bake

Berry Quinoa Bowl

Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Bake

Carrot Cake Breakfast Cookies (pictured above, left)

Berry Banana Breakfast Bake (pictured above, right)

 

 

 

Healthy Lunch Recipes

This collection of easy quinoa recipes are perfect for lunch. Brighten up your boring bagged lunch by bringing a colorful quinoa salad to work. They are refreshing, healthy, and delicious.

Light Grilled Quinoa Salad with AvocadoWhole Foods California Quinoa Salad

Light Grilled Quinoa Salad with Avocado (pictured above, left)

Spinach and Feta Quinoa Salad

Chopped Apple Quinoa Salad

Southwest Quinoa Salad

Healthy Asian Quinoa Salad 

Whole Foods California Quinoa Salad (pictured above, right)

Quinoa Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing

Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad

 


Want even more quinoa salad recipes? Check out these 14 Refreshing Quinoa Salad Recipes.


 

 

Healthy Dinner Recipes

From comforting casseroles to light vegetarian dishes, these healthy quinoa recipes make for tasty and nutritious dinners.

All Day Chicken StewHearty Sweet Potato Chili

All Day Chicken Stew (pictured above, left)

Quinoa Stuffed Squash

Quinoa Chicken Pot Pie

Quinoa Stuffed Cabbage

Mexican Quinoa Bake

Hearty Sweet Potato Chili (pictured above, right)

Not-Your-Mama's Eggplant Parmesan

Secret Ingredient Chicken Broccoli Casserole 

Quinoa Crusted Chicken

Colorful Quinoa Gratin

Cheesy Asparagus Quinoa Bake

Surprise Mac and Cheese

 

 

Healthy Dessert Recipes

Just when you thought desserts would never fit into your healthy eating plan, these genius quinoa dessert recipes come into your life and open up a whole new world of sweet delights. You can now enjoy these quinoa desserts because they're all deliciously healthy!

Dark Chocolate CookiesSlow Cooker Quinoa Brownies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Balls

Dark Chocolate Cookies (pictured above, left)

Vegan Quinoa Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake

Slow Cooker Quinoa Brownies (pictured above, right)

 

 


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If you're looking for more ways to lead a healthy lifestyle, download our free eCookbook, How to Cook Low Calorie Meals: 32 Healthy Low Calorie Recipes To Try.

 

 

 

 




 

 

 

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I never knew you could make desserts with quinoa! I've only mixed it in salads but now I'm glad I know that there are other options too.

These recipes show just how versatile quinoa is! I can't wait to incorporate it in more dishes.

I haven't cooked with quinoa yet, but now I want to now that I've seen these awesome recipes.

Quinoa is one of my favorite things to cook with (and eat)! Thanks for the great recipes!

Thanks for all the ideas. I can always use some more dinner options.

I've been cooking with quinoa for awhile, but I never thought of baking with it. Think I'll have to try now!

Quinoa is a staple in my pantry--it's a great super food. I can't wait to make some different recipes with it this weekend

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