I know I haven't talked about food or done a food post in aaages but today I concocted something random I wanted to share. I've been trying to eat healthier as of late (not having much success with not drinking alcohol anymore, though, lol) so I stopped by Trader Joe's a few nights ago to pick up some goodies.
What I used:
1/4 cup tricolor quinoa
1 cube of chicken bullion (can use veggie broth instead to make it vegan/veg)
I microwaved the quinoa with the bullion cube and about 1/2 cup water mixed together for 4 mins on high + 2 mins additional time and then I let sit for 1 minute.
Lemon Juice (about a teaspoon and a half or so)
Coconut oil (about 1/2 tablespoon, for flavor and health)
Fresh chopped chives
Assorted spices (peppercorn grinder, seafood seasoning grinder, salt)
I was actually planning to serve this (to myself, lol) in half of an avocado but my avocado wasn't ripe when I cut it so I had to pitch it. ;____;
So to give it more kick I added some thin sliced almonds on top, and some strawberries as a side dish. I had orange juice to drink. Mmmm!
Nutrition wise there's about 160 calories in 1/4 cup of quinoa but it also has 6g of protein! It's super good for you. Quinoa is a seed oddly enough, a pseudo cereal, and because of it's high nutritional value, NASA is considering it for long-duration mission foods.
I love fish, fruit, and nuts together. It's such a good combo. I like to imagine myself in the forest eating this where it's peaceful and quiet, and not the annoying loud noises of the city just out my window.