Week 3, and down another 2.4lbs, making it an official 12lbs total. Not too bad!! This week I have discovered Quinoa, and I think I am in love! I made 2 cups of uncooked Quinoa and got 3 meals out of it!
First I made these Quinoa bites, the recipe says that it is only 1 point per piece. I keep them in the fridge, and stick them in toaster oven for lunch. They are great dipped in a red pepper humus.
After I made these, I thought I would make a salad with half of the left overs. To two cups of Quinoa I added 1 cup of shredded carrots, half of a cucumber, 2 celery stalks, and 1tbsp of Balsamic Vinaigrette. It was great, and the kids ate it right up!
With the last bit, I fried it up and topped with the left over crushed tomatoes from our Petite lasagne’s, and the left over Bruchetta from our Bruchetta Chicken. It was great!
Quinoa seems like it is so versatile, and is better for you than rice or pasta. I think this is going to become a staple food in our house!