Red Quinoa and Lemon Chick’n Wrap

It’s been a nice, quiet Sunday.  Pat and I went out for brunch at IHOP, and then stopped by Half Price Books.  I also got back on the treadmill for the first time in too long, and it felt good to get moving again.  I walked/ran 2.5 miles.

My snack this afternoon was inspired by Rachel’s post of a cherry/blueberry/banana smoothie.  It looked delicious, so I really wanted to try it.  In my mix (2 servings):

  • 1 banana
  • 2/3 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1.5 cups light vanilla soy milk
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 2 packets splenda

It was thicker than most of my smoothies, so I ate it with a spoon.  It was so good!

Dinner was also inspired by Rachel – she posted a recipe for avocado hummus, so I used it in our dinner tonight.  To make the avocado hummus, I mixed the following ingredients.  I tried using the Magic Bullet, but it didn’t work so well, so my hummus was a little chunky.

  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 yellow onion
  • 2 tsp lime juice

I used the hummus on a Flat Out wrap, along with Laughing Cow garlic & herb cheese, and topped it with Lightlife Smart Tenders in Lemon Pepper.  This was a great combination!

For a side dish I made red quinoa.  I mixed it with:

  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped garlic
  • lime juice
  • feta cheese

I’m still getting used to the texture of quinoa.  It’s pretty tasteless, so it could have used more feta cheese, but it was good on the side.

Doesn’t it look pretty?  What is your favorite way to prepare quinoa?

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8 responses to “Red Quinoa and Lemon Chick’n Wrap

  1. that truly is a GREAT combination! i havent had red quinoa (yet) but i think making quinoa burgers is my favorite! ❤

  2. Glad you liked the smoothie!

    Quinoa does take some getting used to. I’ve never tried red quinoa, though. I wonder if the taste or texture is different from regular?

    • Loved the smoothie! I didn’t think the texture of the red quinoa was any different, but it tasted a little less bitter to me. Then again, we might have done a better job rinsing it first this time… but it tasted very similar.

  3. I LOVE red quinoa!!! It def effects mt digestive system different than regular though, idk why?

    I Quinoa in red pepper, artichokes…..but especially in wraps like that 🙂

  4. I’ve never really liked quinoa that much, but I saw this cool way to cook it: toasting it in the oven and eating it as granola! Oh and once this cook battered avocado with quinoa and deep-fried it! it was marvelous!

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