Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Peanut Butter Quinoa with Strawberries & Pistachios

I know it's been a good while since I posted, but I have to admit (rather sheepishly) that ever since we got into a routine with Ray's diet and figured out a steady rotation of meals he could eat, I kind of turned it over to him and let him do his own cooking. Being a mom of two, it was just too much trying to be creative with meals while taking care of 2 toddlers...especially when one of them is incredibly picky and eats next to nothing, which means I usually end up having to make two separate meals - one for me and the baby, another for her, and back when I was still cooking for Ray, a low sodium meal for him. *cue mind explosion*

Needless to say, he was getting a little sick of cooking the same things over and over the past couple of months, so as a Valentine's Day surprise, I prepped 3 quick meals so he'd have a fresh, new breakfast, lunch, and dinner today 💗

It makes 4 servings, so if you're cooking for 1 or 2, it's a great make-ahead recipe that will give you breakfast for a few days. It's also *incredibly* filling. I still feel full almost 3 hours later

Peanut Butter Quinoa with Strawberries & Pistachios
(Modified from HeartSmart Recipes magazine)

1 cup quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
3 tbsp peanut butter (we use sodium-free Krema brand)
1/4 cup no sugar added Apple juice
1/4 cup unsalted pistachios, roughly chopped
Sliced strawberries

Put quinoa and 2 cups water in a pot and bring to a boil. Cover, and turn heat down to Low. Let cook for 10 minutes, and drain off any excess water out the side of the pot.

Stir in Apple juice and peanut butter. Divide into 4 small bowls and top with strawberries and pistachios.

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