Loving the Sun and Quinoa Salad

Hello! I hope everyone is having a fabulous day! I know I am! The weather has been very beautiful in Vancouver. It has been sunny and pretty warm (for the winter). I have been going for runs which have been getting better and better.

I have been eating a little summery too. I made a quinoa salad that was absolutely delicious. Salads are so easy to make and you can put whatever you want in them. We have a barbeque at my apartment, so I have also been doing some grilling! Grilled veggies are one of my favourites. I know I keep talking about summer, but I am so excited to go to all the farmers markets, beaches and have a tonnes of fun. I have a few friends that are somewhere extra warm right now.  I am very jealous.

I am starting school in a week and a half and I am beyond excited. I am looking forward to sharing all the amazing things I learn. My brain is ready to take in all the information. I need to make sure I am eating healthy while I am in school, as well as sleeping and exercising regularly. I remember when I was in school before. I was working like crazy, not eating very well, not exercising much because I was exhausted and definitely not sleeping enough. I was also very stressed out. I am going to do it different this time! I will do the best I can. I will be learning about nutrition so I have no excuses.

So this is the recipe for the quinoa salad I made. You can make it with whatever ingredients you want. Quinoa is one of my favourites. I used to eat it almost every day; sometimes twice a day! Read this link on how to make quinoa smashingly delicious from Joyous Health. You can have it for any meal of the day; it makes a delicious breakfast too!

Veggie-Packed Quinoa Salad (serves 3-4)

You can put however much of any ingredient you want. I don’t cook with a recipe usually, but this is what I put in mine (this time).

2 cups of cooked quinoa
½ cucumber seeded and diced
½  chopped red pepper (or pepper of your choice)
2-3 tbsp of finely chopped red onion
1 sliced avocado
Small hand full of raw almonds
A good handful of spinach
1-2 tbsp of good quality feta (optional)
2 tbsp (or more) of extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
A sprinkle of chia seeds

Sea salt and pepper to taste

Mix all veggies together with quinoa and drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice and enjoy!

Add whatever you want. I have a mango that I am excited to make a salad with when it ripens. Quinoa can be served warm or cold. Use it in place of rice in a pilaf or stir-fry, make a delicious salad, or have it for breakfast with almond milk and fruit!

Hope everyone is enjoying the day from wherever they are reading this from!

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One response to “Loving the Sun and Quinoa Salad

  1. That quinoa salad looks delicious!

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