Here’s a recipe for a beautiful and healthy side dish: Roasted Vegetable Quinoa
Well, it’s a New Year. And that means thinking about making small changes to make it a healthier year. I almost always make it a point to make some healthy changes… always on a quest to live a little bit longer and take off a few pounds. This year I’ve partnered with Kroger to encourage everyone to reach their goals and attain these ‘little victories’ in 2015 to help keep their healthy New Year’s resolutions.
Think about a “Little Victory” like this: Swapping out something you have been eating that isn’t necessarily great for something that is much better for you is a little bit of a victory… an accomplishment. I’ve decided that my family eats FAR to much white rice. White rice isn’t that great for you, so it’s time to get rid of that on our dinner menu and replace it with something much better for us: quinoa. Quinoa is high in protein, and it’s gluten-free too.
Kroger carries their own brand of quinoa (a tri-color blend), so I went with that… and I chose to cook it in chicken broth and add garbanzo beans too. I’ve found that Kroger brand products taste just as good as the expensive brand-name products, and they’re the cheapest ones on the grocery shelf. Bonus!
I added simply roasted vegetables (carrots, zucchini, red bell peppers and shallots) to the cooked quinoa and garbanzo beans along with a lemony, red wine vinegar dressing. This side dish can be served either warm or cold. It’s healthy and delicious- a little victory indeed!
What little victories are you hoping to accomplish this year? Cut down on sugar? Limit your carbs? Eat more vegetables? Prepare more meals at home? I wish you luck on reaching your healthy goals for 2015!
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 50 min
Roasted Vegetable Quinoa
More quinoa recipes you might enjoy:
Asian Quinoa Salad by Two Peas and Their Pod
Mexican Quinoa Salad by RecipeGirl
15-Minute Spinach-Pesto Quinoa Bowl by Table for Two
Peach and Pecan Quinoa Salad by RecipeGirl
Winter Squash Quinoa by A Thought for Food
Disclosure: I’ve partnered with Kroger on this post. I’m happy to support their brand as I know it and use it in my kitchen every day! All opinions shared are my own Thanks for supporting the brands that make this blog possible!