February 8, 2013

Quinoa & Veggie Dinner

This is what I made for dinner today.  It's really quick & easy to prepare and of course super healthy ;) 

As I am sure you beauty-smarties know, food has such a big impact on our bodies and on our looks. Glowing skin, healthy hair, strong nails and bones are derived from healthy food choices. It's so good to include fruit and veggies in your diet and of course lots of water. If you take care of your body, it will take care of you. All the ingredient used to make this are cancer fighting, and oh-so-good for your body. Here's a little breakdown:

Quinoa
This is an ancient power food and/or "super grain". It's a great source of protein and it is a healthy gluten-free carbohydrate, so it will give you energy.

Tomato
Tomatoes are great for your skin in particular because they contain a lot of vitamin C and they are packed with powerful antioxidants to help keep your body healthy. They also contain a lot of vitamin A and K which are also good for your eyes and hair. I sometimes just slice up a tomato if I want something healthy to snack on.

Avocado
A really healthy fat containing a lot of vitamin E, which is great for your skin and hair. 

Celery
I love the crunchiness of celery, especially combined with softer foods like avocado and tomato. Celery is great for reducing inflammation and water weight in the body. It also has a lot of antioxidants and is rich in fiber.

And you can of course add chicken or turkey breast for extra protein and/or any other veggie you'd like, such as cucumber, bell peppers, sweet potato etc.

Preparation: Cook quinoa in chicken stock (organic, low sodium, as natural as possible) or water, for about 15-20 mins. Slice up tomato, avocado, celery (or any other veggie), and add to the cooked quinoa, et voila :) 


I always make a little extra to keep for the next couple of days. This requires minimal effort :) so it's a super easy dish to whip together if you want something healthy to eat or just to snack on.

18 comments:

  1. Looks so good! Definitely going to try this one :) Thanks!
    xoxo
    Sarah

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  2. Good to have you back, Annie. I have the whole weekend to myself, too, and I am totally going to make this tomorrow!! :) xo

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  3. I really love these posts, I'm going food shopping this morning so may make this for my lunch! Looks absolutely gorgeous. I love the fresh feeling I get after eating a really healthy meal!

    Christina x
    http://www.passionobsession.co.uk/

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  4. YOU have inspired me to adjust my lifestyle! Before I wasn't crazy unhealthy or anything but I my goal wasn't to healthy. Now being healthy and toned is my goal, Not to be skinny! I have been exercising more, and eating fruits more regulalry, again to be healthy not to be skinny. Thank you so much Annie, for being my inspiration! xo

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  5. Hahahah that's funny, I just had your old recipe of quinoa for lunch! :)

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  6. i just had quinoa for lunch, its so yumm

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  7. Your dinner looks so colorful. You inspire me to eat healthy. Thanks for sharing what you eat.

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  8. wow, this is super! i´m hungry! :))

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  9. you inspire me to get healthy! looks so good :-)

    burgundybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  10. When are you going to make a new video? I really miss you and your amazing beauty, hauls, fashion and healthy videos please come back!!!!!!!! Love you annie

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  11. I've been waiting for your motivational and inspirational posts! Nice to have u back:)

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  12. Looks so delicious! Yum yum, thanks for sharing this recipe! :))

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  13. I had almost the exact same dinner today!
    Whats the red seed looking stuff in between the quinoa?

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  14. Mmmmm looks soooo delicious ! I have a question : I know you don't eat wheat anymore but I was born in Russia and lived there for 9 years and back there we ate buckwheat , and know I live in Belgium and it seems nobody eat it here and it's hard to find it I have to go in a special store . It's so good for health and so delicious ! So I was wondering if you have eaten it before or not , because it looks a bit like quinoa :)

    So sorry for my english xD

    Kisses

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  15. looks good :) yum

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  16. Could you write your diet?I mean what you eat now because you've eliminated dairy&wheat from your diet...I am trying to do this too but I don't really have ideas for what to eat on breakfast and I always go back to yogurt and cereal.And I'd like to see more posts with food on your blog:) You're doing such a great job! I really appreciate your will on having such a healthy life and your a great beauty guru too with sophisticated sense of style!

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  17. WOW, looks delicious:) I would like to invite You and all food lovers to my food blog www.taste-it-now.blogspot.com

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