Vegan – Vegetarian Mondays

VEGAN VEGETARIAN MONDAYS

If you’re serious about getting healthy, you need to consciously focus on what you eat that creates healthy cells. You are totally in control of what you put in your body, and that of your family.

Increasing the amount of fruits, vegetables and whole grains should be the new food pyramid. Avoiding or limiting animal foods and their by products as well as processed foods is the key to optimum health.

Eating the right foods, gives your body the nutrition it actually needs as opposed to your decadent desires, which is designed to heal your body and give you radiant health and energy. Take great care of your body at every age – you’ll look and feel younger as well as have the powerful knowledge to stave off chronic illnesses.

Try this easy and delicious Quinoa recipe. Quinoa is considered a superfood, with a very high protein content, though not as high as beans and legumes. Not only a good source of dietary fiber, it is high in magnesium and iron, and a great source of calcium.

RECIPE

Quinoa with Kale & Sundried Tomatoes

 Ingredients

1 cup Organic Quinoa – White, Red or a combination

2 T olive oil

1/2 Onion or shallot, diced

1-2 cloves of garlic

4 leaves of kale, stem removed and chopped finely

1/4 cup water

10-12 sundried tomatoes, julienne

3 slices of jalapeno,  seeded

½ lemon plus 3 slices for garnish

Kosher salt

Directions

In a medium pan, cook quinoa in 1 cup of water on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until tender. Set aside to cool.

In a sauté pan, drizzle 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sauté onions and garlic and kale until soft. Add a small amount of water (about 4-5T) as needed to steam the kale. Add julienne sundried tomatoes and jalapeno.

Add seasoning to taste and finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Combine with quinoa. Garnish with 3 slices of lemon.

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