Hello! My name is Staci, and I am lucky enough to write a guest post on Kimberly’s amazing blog. Kimberly and I are currently in graduate school for clinical nutrition together. Kimberly and I are a lot a like..we love bootcamp, running, of course food, and we have an obsession with anything pinterest related! Like any normal friendship, I texted her a picture of the dinner I just made (definitely normal) and the next thing I know, she asks me to do a blog post.
I feel like I won an oscar, since I love this blog so much! As I said earlier, I love pinterest and have an obsession with pinning anything food related. I need therapy! Everywhere you look on pinterest, there is a recipe for quinoa. I love cooking with quinoa. I guess it is new and trendy even though it has been around forever. Little do people know, quinoa is a good source of protein. I am definitely a huge fan! I am always looking for ways to make recipes healthier, since I am a future dietitian and all. I saw a great recipe for quinoa mac and cheese. I knew I had to make this comfort food healthier, and it was beyond amazing. I apologize for my picture not being so great (first time blogger).
- 1 1/2 cups of quinoa
- Veggies (I used spinach)
- 2 Cloves Garlic
- 2 Eggs
- 1 cup Nonfat Milk
- 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese
- Whole Wheat Bread Crumbs
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. The first step is to make the quinoa according to the package directions. It usually takes around 15 minutes. I used rainbow quinoa from whole foods which takes around 20 minutes. As the quinoa is cooking, you will need to cook the veggies you plan to use in your dish. I used spinach but next time, I will probably add onions and broccoli. You can add anything you want or have in your house!
Whisk the eggs and milk together in a bowl. After the quinoa is cooked, you will fold in the eggs and milk along with the cheese and veggies. Once everything is folded in together, it can be transferred to a baking dish. I added whole bread crumbs and more Parmesan to the top of the dish. Bake around 30-35 minutes until the top is browned. Enjoy!!