Superfoods that taste super good?? Yes! Incorporate quinoa as a substitute for meat, rice, and pasta to come up with your own fun new recipes! Shhhh! They will never know!
Twofer Tuesday!!! Two meals in one!
Quinoa Black Bean and Lentil Chili
1 15.5oz.can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup lentils,washed and drained
1 medium onion, chopped
2 bell peppers, chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed
2 tbsp olive oil
2 35oz. can San Marzano tomatoes
4 carrots peeled, chopped
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 cup uncooked quinoa, cooked according to package. (2 cups water for 1 cup uncooked quinoa)
4 tbsp. chili powder
2 tbsp. paprika
Heat a frying pan on low/medium heat.
Add olive oil, garlic, onions, carrots and celery.
Season with spices-chili powder, paprika, salt and pepper.
Cook until the carrots begin to tenderize.
Add tomatoes, lentils and ingredients from pan to a stock pot.
Cook on low covered for 45 minutes.
Add cooked quinoa and heat through. (5-10 minutes)
Twofer Tuesday! This dish becomes your Mexican tostada base for another meal! Toast your tostada shells. Heat your chili. Add toppings of your choice like shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream, shredded cheese and avocado!
The term “superfood” is used by nutritionists, doctors and scientists to describe foods with extremely high nutritional benefits and obvious disease fighting chemical properties. Dr. Oz is pretty convincing in his arguments promoting superfoods for anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, cancer fighting, cancer prevention and the overall health of our bodies’ systems!
Some of Dr. Oz’s favorites: Sweet potatoes Kale Black soy beans Quinoa Red wine
In our crazy busy worlds, let’s try to add some superfoods a few times each week. Ever heard of chia?? It can add 10+ years to your life! Look for plenty of chia recipes coming soon!!!! All I need to hear is anti-aging, cancer preventing and red wine and I’m in!!
So Here it is:
Superfood Quinoa Crockpot Stuffed Peppers
5-6 whole peppers- hollowed out and de-seeded with the tops cut of (see photo)
2tbsp. Olive oil
2 cloves garlic pressed
1 small onion chopped
5 carrots peeled and chopped
3 celery stalks chopped
1/3 cup chopped spinach
1 35oz can San Marzano tomatoes
1-1/2 cups quinoa- cooked
2tsp. of Salt/pepper/sage
freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Cook quinoa according to package -3 cups water cook until tender,quinoa will absorb water
Add olive oil to frying pan on medium heat and add garlic
Add carrots, celery, and onion and cook 5-10 minutes
Add can of tomatoes.
Let it cook another 10 minutes
Add chopped spinach last
In a large mixing bowl, add quinoa to veggies and stir until blended.
Carefully spoon mixture into peppers
Add 2 cups of water to crockpot.
Set peppers in crockpot
Cook on low for 3-4 hours
**Careful not to overcook the peppers!! You cannot cook them all day in the crockpot or you will end up with Quinoa Stuffed Pepper Soup!!**
Serve with a simple salad.
Always top off with freshly grated parmesan!! Enjoy!