Quinoa PB & Jelly Oatmeal is a great breakfast option to help start your day! Packed with a nutritious punch of this nutty grain, and fresh blueberries, you can enjoy for breakfast or a snack.
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Can Quinoa be Substituted for Oats?
When the calendar flips to a brand New Year, I try to incorporate more healthy items into my diet like substituting Greek yogurt for sour cream or coconut oil for canola.
One surprise I came upon was the substitution of Quinoa for my rice. I was so pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this tiny super grain, that I have made it so many times I’ve lost count.
I’ve also used quinoa in place of oats for cookies and for my favorite morning cereal, oatmeal.
Quinoa Easy to Prepare
Why am I making quinoa oatmeal? Well for starters, it packs a huge nutritional punch. It is full of protein, iron, lysine, magnesium and has twice as much fiber as most grains.
Breakfast oatmeal is just one of my favorite recipes. Quinoa is also great to add into my breakfast Power eggs, our easy no-bake energy bites, a salad topping, and pasta substitute in soup or as a meal all by itself by adding roasted vegetables, nuts, dried fruits or a little bit of grated cheese and parsley.
Can Quinoa Be Prepared Ahead of Time?
Steps To make the quinoa ahead of time:
- bring 1 cup of water and a ½ cup of quinoa to a boil.
- As soon as it boils, turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
- Let stand for 5 minutes and fluff with a fork.
- You will know when the grain is done when the little “tails” appear.
Tools I like to have when making the quinoa:
Give our PB&J Breakfast Smoothie a try too! It’s really delicious- and as a bonus, you could totally add a 1/4 cup of cooked quinoa to the smoothie before blending for some added nutritional value! Yum!
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- ½ cup cooked quinoa
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- ½ Tbsp. almond butter
- ½ cup fresh blueberries
- Combine quinoa and almond milk and microwave for 30 seconds to warm. Stir in almond butter and top with blueberries.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 221 Total Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 11mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 11g Protein: 7g