Quinoa with Pine Nuts & Kalamata Olives

A quick and nutritious, protein packed meal!

2 cups quinoa

1 cup pine nuts

1/2 cut pitted kalamata olives

1/4 cup finely chopped shallots

2 garlic cloves, minced

4 cups veggie broth

1/2 cup fresh chopped flat leaf parsley

2 avocados, diced

2 lemons

Sea salt & ground black pepper

*I topped mine with some reduced fat goat cheese. Feta also works really well with this dish!

*Recipe via The Happy Foody!

*Quinoa is a high protein grain that contains all of the eight essential amino acids. It’s a great protein source for anyone who doesn’t include meat in their diet. Pine nuts are small edible seeds from the pine tree. Though they can be a little pricey, the nutty and creamy texture is worth investing in. They’re rich in antioxidants and are considered a healthy fat. Yes, there is such a thing. The high vitamin E content, much like almonds, helps fight free radicals and they’re also gluten free!

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