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Quinoa Bowls

Quinoa Bowl 2

Lunch can be a challenge for those suffering from Celiac disease or a gluten intolerance.  The days of slapping together a quick sandwich or grabbing a bagel at a coffee shop are no longer possible.  I have learned that lunches can be relatively easy as long as some preparation is done beforehand.  Thankfully, I now prepare healthier lunches that are much more filling and fresh.

Quinoa Bowl 1

Quinoa bowls are one of my favourite lunches that can be easily changed up based on the ingredients in your kitchen and your tastes.  Simply prepare a large quantity of quinoa beforehand and store in an airtight container in your fridge for up to three days.  Place quinoa in a bowl, then toss in your own healthy ingredients such as vegetables, fruits, dried fruits or nuts.

I have combined quinoa (pictured above) with spinach leaves, dried cranberries, yellow pepper and walnuts and tossed with a raspberry vinaigrette or quinoa with chopped tomato, avocado, salsa and shredded cheese.

Quinoa is very nutritious – high in protein, riboflavin (helps to reduce migraines), low on the glycemic index (won’t spike blood sugar) and most importantly…..gluten free!

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