Quinoa was one of those items that has been a total game changer for me. Who knew so much iron, fiber, and protein could be packed into those little guys!? Not being a huge fan of eating meat every day, I’m always looking for ways to get enough protein and fill myself up. I love how easy quinoa is to fix and add to recipes. My best example of how I just added it into a meal I was already making was when I made a carrot soup, I added quinoa to make it more filling. Even though it didn’t make the soup taste any better (that was all feta), it was definitely more filling!
When I started receiving produce delivery from From the Farmer this year I asked my friend and colleague, Carlene, to help me come up with some ideas for recipes I could make with my seasonal fruits and veggies. Carlene is a registered dietitian nutritionist and food blogger over at Healthfully Ever After.
In a produce basket I received a few weeks ago, I had a lot of green beans. Already having grilled them multiple times for my husband (I don’t like green beans) I needed another recipe I could make with them. Carlene came up with a Green Bean Quinoa Salad — which is perfect to eat hot or cold and is easy for my husband to take to the office.
Head over to Carlene’s site for the recipe & continue reading to see more photos!