145.0…Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta
If your New Year's resolution is to eat healthier, I have something for you that is healthy, easy to make and delicious! Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta would taste great with chicken or fish or by itself!
Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta (Serves 8)
Recipe from Make It Ahead (Ina Garten)
1 cup quinoa
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 cup thinly sliced scallions, white and green parts (5 scallions)
1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves (2 bunches)
1 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 hothouse cucumber, unpeeled, seeded and medium-diced
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved through the stem
2 cups medium-diced feta (8 ounces)
1. Pour 2 cups of water or chicken broth into a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Add the quinoa and 1 teaspoon of salt, lower the heat, and simmer covered for 15 minutes, until the grains are tender and open (they'll have little curly tails). Drain, place in a bowl, and immediately add the lemon juice, olive oil, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt.
3. In a large bowl, combine the scallions, mint, parsley, cucumber, tomatoes, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1 teaspoon pepper. Add the quinoa and mix well.
4. Carefully fold in the feta and taste for seasonings. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve cold.
Monday was my daughter's 8th birthday. She got to choose where we went to dinner. Her favorite restaurant is Corvette Diner, so that is where we went. Normally I order a cheeseburger and fries there. Not this time. It was salad and chicken tortilla soup.
Yesterday's breakfast was more scrambled egg beaters. I'm trying to cut out some of the carbs in my diet so I'm out of ideas for breakfast.
After I dropped the kids off at school, I went to sign up for a new gym! It's close by the close and will be super convenient for me. They have a TON of classes I want to try! I walked/ran on the treadmill for 30 minutes before heading home.
Lunch was Taylor Farm's Kale Chopped Salad.
I ate the whole bag. It was pretty good but needed chicken or some protein. Easy to make though!
Dinner last night was the Quinoa Tabbouleh with Feta. I got the recipe from Ina Garten's new cookbook (a birthday present):
She can do no wrong in my eyes.
I enjoyed the tabbouleh with some baked salmon.
Breakfast this morning:
Tell me if you're bored. I'm getting there.
My husband dropped the kids off at school so my morning was a bit more leisurely than normal. I went to a couple of appointments, then stopped by the mall to run a couple of errands. Lunch was Corner Bakery:
Chopped Salad with Chili. They remembered my onions! Yes!
Any carb-light breakfast ideas for me?