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Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Hey everyone!! We have been experimenting with new ideas for Meatless Mondays. We tried out this yummy goodness last night. It would also make a great side dish this summer with BBQ! I know we will be having the clean eating Asian quinoa salad over and over, this spring and summer season.

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

FOR THE SALAD:

1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped red cabbage
1 cup shelled and cooked edamame
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup shredded carrots
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

FOR THE DRESSING:

1/4 cup lite soy sauce or tamari sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 teaspoon grated ginger
Salt and black pepper, to taste

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

Clean Eating Asian Quinoa Salad

DIRECTIONS:
Add vegetable broth, quinoa, and salt to a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Once it boils, turn the heat to low and simmer for about 15 minutes, or until water is absorbed. Remove from heat and fluff with a fork.

Place the quinoa in a large bowl and add the cabbage, edamame, red pepper, carrots and green onion. Set aside.

In a food processor or blender, add the soy sauce, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, cilantro, ginger, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.

Pour the dressing over the quinoa salad and stir to combine. Sprinkle some black sesame seeds on top of the salad and enjoy!!

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

Slow Cooker Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Another yummy Meatless Monday has come and gone. I found this recipe on my recipes website but I tweaked it quite a bit for our tastes. We like things with a little more kick aka more flavor!! Try this one out and you will not miss the meat. We have been trying to eat less meat for our health and our food budget!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 cup (1/4-inch-thick) slices carrot
2-3 tablespoons curry powder (we like lots!!!)
1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
2 cups cooked chickpeas (garbanzo beans)
2 cups cubed sweet potato
1 cup diced green bell pepper
1 cup (1-inch) cut green beans
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (14-ounce) can vegetable broth
3-4 cups fresh baby spinach
1 cup light coconut milk
lemon wedges

How to Make It

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and carrot; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Add curry powder, ginger, garlic, and chile; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
Place onion mixture in a 5-quart slow cooker. Stir in chickpeas and next 8 ingredients (through broth). Cover and cook on HIGH 5-6 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add spinach and coconut milk; stir until spinach wilts. Serve with lemon wedges. Do not forget the lemon because believe me it makes it even better!!!

We served it over quinoa, you could also do brown rice or even by itself. It is such a hearty meal that you will not miss the meat. But if you want to add something I would do some chicken or shrimp in this recipe. If you give it a try and please let me know how you like it!

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Joanne Barnes-Jung
Independent Beachbody Coach

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

Slow Cooker Clean Eating Vegetable and Chickpea Curry