Quinoa Transformed into Comfort Food

Kristin Coppens

| 1 min read

Quinoa in a bowl.
In the midst of one of the snowiest and coldest winters we have had in Michigan in many years, I can’t stop craving comfort food. Unfortunately, eating my go-to feel-good dishes like macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes and fried chicken is not an ideal diet. Making an effort to eat fresher, heartier, and healthier meals every day, I went on the search for a recipe that would please my winter comfort cravings as well as my waistline.
And what I discovered was the amazing whole grain bowl concept. With a base of whole grains like brown rice or quinoa, these dishes provide protein and nutrition while filling you up. I have become obsessed with the fresh ingredients and the flexibility of adding anything you like to the bowl, and here is one of my favorite combinations.
Recipe courtesy of New York Times.
Photo credit: Crosa

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