See below for a delicious healthy vegetarian recipe for a mid week dinner.
I tried this recipe card from Waitrose tonight with a few modifications (see below the photos for swap details) and all the plates were clean! That’s not bad for teenage boys faced with a nutritious plate that includes the words “quinoa” and “spinach”
I love this for a veggie day. It’s easy, quick, tasty and healthy.
- Quinoa and sweet potatoes great source of slow release carbs and fibre
- Quinoa and pecans are sources of high quality protein
- Pecans and quinoa are good sources of essential and good fats and between them contain more than 20 vitamins and minerals – including vitamin A, vitamin E, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, several B vitamins and zinc and copper. Pecans also contain fibre.
- Combine this with the great array of vitamins and minerals provided by the sweet potato, goats cheese, spinach and health busting properties of the red onion and this plate is packing a huge nutritional punch!
I swapped Pre-cooked quinoa in recipe for organic quinoa which I cooked with a vegetable stock cube for about 15-20 mins until all the liquid absorbed
I also swapped out olive oil and cooked the sweet potato and onion in organic cold pressed virgin coconut oil. Why? I never cook with olive oil these days – more on that another time……….