Four Sweet Quinoa Recipes to Help You Get on Track
The Epiphany was yesterday. With the winter holidays firmly behind us, we think it’s well and truly time to get back on track. Though some of us still have our lights up, we are recommitting to our health goals. But, it can be hard to go from enjoying some amounts of indulgent foods to our daily grind. Here are some delicious quinoa-based treats to help ease you into your healthy routine.
Sweet Potato and Quinoa Pancakes
We love breakfast. We usually like to start with a healthy protein, piece of fruit or a small serving of a fiber-rich carbohydrate. However, over the holidays, it’s easy to eat things like coffee cake or cinnamon rolls. We don’t view that as a colossal mistake — so long as it’s only occasionally and a smaller portion. Those holiday breakfasts can make our routine breakfast seem dull. That’s why we love these pancakes: they taste caramelized and decadent while being healthy and filling! A serving has 88 calories, two grams of fiber, four grams of protein and 16 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Quinoa Cookies with Coconut and Cinnamon
Over the holidays, we got used to eating more treats than we would normally. Going cold turkey is not how we like to start the year. While we like taking healthy steps, we hate feeling deprived. To us, these quinoa cookies make a great substitute for snickerdoodles. They are chewie, soft and so tasty. A serving has 118 calories, half a gram of fiber, two and a half grams of fiber and just under 15 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Low-sugar Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies
These are not the sweetest cookies in the world. But, for some of us, the holidays were a bit much. We want to step back into normal life faster, with just a little help along the way. You have to approach it not as a cookie but as a new snack because, if you think of it as a cookie, you might be disappointed. A serving has 148 calories, one and a half grams of fiber, almost four grams of protein and under 13 grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
Crock Pot Quinoa Brownies
We love slow cookers on cold days. There is nothing better than letting the slow cooker heat our kitchen when it’s chilly outside. And we can’t resist brownies. These brownies have a texture we love. A brownie has 133 calories, almost five grams of fiber, more than four grams of protein and only 18 and a half grams of carbs. Get the recipe.
While we jog into the New Year, let’s enjoy these sweet treats and work toward our goals. We hope your New Year is going well and that these recipes find a home in your kitchen.