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
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!