This Sunday I did my big batch cooking and I decided to make a big batch of quinoa for easy side dishes and salads. Since my Husband wasn’t home Sunday night, I decided to whip up a quick quinoa salad for dinner.
Making a big batch of quinoa ahead of time made for a super quick dinner! All I did was chop up an apple, threw in some dried cranberries, already cooked chicken, placed it on a bed of arugula and topped it with crumbled goat cheese and balsamic dressing! All I can say is it was yummy!!! Sometimes I have a hard time describing food, all I can tell you is I like it!! The best description I can give is it’s a light meal, filling and the combination of the apples, cranberries and goat cheese really make this salad. I wasn’t sure about arugula, but it was perfect because it’s a little peppery. I really like this salad and will probably be eating it again this week. It is really is filling!!! Perfect dinner for one! Oh and adding onion or walnuts would be a perfect touch to the salad! I was just to lazy to saute up some onions!
Since I did make a big batch of quinoa, you’ll probably get a few more recipes this week! I hope you don’t mind! Making a big batch of quinoa will last in the refrigerator for about 5 days. I made mine with just water because I don’t know what I am going to use it for. I do like to put it in my breakfast jar, in place of overnight oatmeal, which is what I will be having for breakfast tomorrow. I just add yogurt, quinoa and berries oh and peanut butter of course! Perfect, healthy breakfast!!
A sweet and savory salad made with quinoa, apples, cranberries and topped with crumbled goat cheese.
- 3 Tbs. (35 grams) apple, diced
- 1/4 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp dried cranberries
- 3 oz chicken, cooked, diced
- 1/2 cup quinoa, cooked
- 2 tbsp. balsamic dressing, fat free
- 1/2 oz goat cheese, crumbled
- 2 cups arugula
- In a small bowl add apple, lemon juice, cranberries, chicken, quinoa and 1 tablespoon of dressing. Mix until combined.
- On a plate add arugula, top with quinoa mixture. goat cheese and remaining 1 tablespoon of balsamic salad dressing.
Calories: 324.1, Fat: 7.4, Cholesterol: 57, Sodium: 687, Potassium: 345.7, Carbs: 39.4, Fiber: 4.3, Sugar: 15, Protein: 28.6
Sorry so short tonight! It’s a busy day for me and time got away from me.
Have a wonderful day!!!