WIAW – Vegetable Fried Quinoa

It’s Wednesdayyyy people! In 48 hours I’ll be on the beach :) Sorry to keep discussing my vacation,  but I am SO excited to leave this dreary weather behind.

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My attempt to eat clean this week is going fairly well – I even passed up birthday cake from Carlo’s at lunchtime! Talk about will power…

Thanks to Jenn for hosting, as usual…here are my eats!

WIAW GOES GREEN

Breakfast: Cinnamon Protein Pancake w/ Peanut Flour Sauce & Banana Slices

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Lunch:  Veggie Fried Quinoa (Recipe Below)

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Dinner: Zucchini Lasagna (We used tempeh instead of meat)

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Dessert: A few handfuls of this – SO addicting. (Thanks Jenn)

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OOTD: Spring Time Loving

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We made a huge batch of Vegetable Fried Rice Quinoa last week and it was so versatile with adding protein. The first time we enjoyed it with shrimp and the second time was with tilapia. I preferred it with shrimp but if I was a meat eater I think it would be great with chicken too :)

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Vegetable Fried Rice Quinoa

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cooked quinoa (follow package directions)
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1/2 sweet onion, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 2 large carrots, diced
  • 1/2 bag of sugar snap peas
  • 1 cup of corn
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • 2 eggs
  • Sesame Seeds (I used black and regular)
  • Pepper

Directions

  • In a nonstick wok, spray oil and add the eggs and pepper and scramble a minute or two until done. Set aside.
  • Add more spray oil to the wok and add the onions (both) and the garlic.
  • Saute about 2 minutes, add the peppers, carrots, sugar snap peas, corn & peas and saute until veggies are tender (about 5 minutes)
  • Stir in all the quinoa.
  • Add soy sauce and sesame oil stir to mix all the ingredients.
  • Keep stirring a few minutes, then add cooked scrambled egg.
  • Adjust soy sauce if needed to taste and mix well another 30 seconds.
  • Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.
  • Serve with protein of choice.

Enjoy!

 Questions: What is your favorite type of cuisine? I’d say mine is Asian.

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Comments

  1. I am so jealous you will be on the beach this weekend! I am going to Mexico in three weeks and absolutely cannot wait. Clean eating and working out until then!

  2. Danielle says:

    i recently bought quinoa from trader joe’s and think it’s already great by itself – i can’t imagine how yummy it will be fried with veggies! definitely making this recipe asap =)

  3. Love the Quinoa recipe. I’m hoping if I make that my husband will at least try Quinoa!

  4. I love quinoa and this particular recipe makes it look attractive! It isn’t the prettiest thing in the world to eat. :)

    Have a great time on your trip!

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