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Quinoa Salad (easiest dinner idea!)

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Sometimes I want to eat simple, healthy, delicious, and something that takes little to no effort to make. That dish is a quinoa veggie salad.

Cook your quinoa as you normally would and let it cool off. While it’s cooling, chop up some fresh peppers (a variation in color is always fun), scallions, celery, cucumbers, zucchini, and shred some carrots.

Have a little olive oil and ย fresh lemon to squeeze for the dressing and add a little spice with turmeric, Celtic salg and you’re done.. enjoy!

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Quinoa Veggie Salad

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One of my favorite side dishes and salads to make involves good ole’ quinoa and some veggies. Super simple, really quick, and tastes like something you’ve worked on all day. I’m sharing my quinoa veggie salad recipe here:

  • Cook quinoa as per instructions. Add Celtic salt, turmeric, and cayenne pepper.
  • Saute onions
  • Chop up all fresh peppers except for green, red onions, green onions, and lots of dill.
  • Cube avocado
  • Mix everything into the quinoa as it is WITHOUT cooking any of the veggies (I leave the veggies raw in order to keep all the nutrients and vitamins alive)

It’s as simple as that! Enjoy your Monday night dinner ๐Ÿ™‚

Kale Quinoa Salad

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Cooking is a passion but sometimes a good hearty and sweet salad is what I crave. Packed with everything I love and everything that’s good for you; this salad features 8 very simple ingredients!

  • Bunch of Kale
  • Cooked quinoa (any type works)
  • Dried cherries
  • Almonds
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Olive oil

Salmon, Quinoa, & Salad for Dinner!

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Simple, delicious, and fast is what dinner should be about in the middle of the week. This time it’s about a lot of Omega 3 and a whole bunch of vegetables.

For the quinoa mix, all you need to do is cook the quinoa as you normally would and just saute some onions, mushrooms, shredded carrots, and celery and add it to the quinoa. Then season with Celtic salt, cayenne pepper, and turmeric (or any spice of your choice)

For the salmon steak, you pan fry it as normal and drizzle with diluted teriyaki sauce (your choice; this helps to make it less sweet). Season with Celtic salt, paprika, and turmeric.

For your side cut up a fresh salad with every single veggie you love. In mine, I have red onion, tomatoes, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, pepper, mushrooms, and cucumbers.

Kid’s Meal

My body is my temple and I take care of with all natural and organic meals and ingredients but that also means that my kids follow in the same foot steps as they grow up. I want their strength and energy to come from a natural source and that begins at home. I’ve shared some of the items off my shopping list so now I want to share a meal I recently made for my son’s day at school.

The meal consists of red quinoa with some steamed veggies including peas, kale, brussel sprouts, and carrots. Snack features green apple wedges and sliced mango.

This is so simple and doable and it’s packed with enough flavor that your kids will absolutely love it!

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Quinoa Pasta

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You may already know that I am a huge fan of quinoa well now I will also share that I love anything made with quinoa and pasta is no exception! Pasta is usually considered, a fatty, high carb dish but organic quinoa pasta is the complete opposite with a rich taste but much easier on your body!

This simple meal (can be made as a side dish or main dish) is ready in minutes and requires 6 ingredients that you probably always have in the kitchen.

 

 

 

  • Quinoa Pasta (purchase your favorite brand in any organic market)
  • Minced or chopped garlic (your preference)
  • Tomatoes chopped
  • Chopped basil
  • Olive oil
  • Celtic salt & fresh ground pepper to taste

Make the pasta as you normally would and then combine all ingredients on a skillet…simple, delicious, and your body will appreciate it ๐Ÿ™‚

So go ahead, eat the pasta!

Kale Salad

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Easy and healthy side dishes are my favorite and I wouldn’t make them without some favorite ingredients like kale, quinoa, and chia seeds!

This “salad” (I use quotes because it’s much more than JUST a salad) is so easy, it barely needs instructions but here are a few simple steps to making it perfect!

 

 

  • Cook your favorite type of organic quinoa as you normally would (two cups water for every one cup of quinoa. Spice or just add olive oil once the water starts to boil then lower to a simmer allowing all the water to absorb.)
  • Once quinoa is cooked, throw in green beans, chia seeds, and kale and cook till softened.
  • Use spices according your preference (I use Celtic salt and fresh ground pepper)

Enjoy and beautiful weekend everyone!

Quinoa for Lunch and Life

Food…By Limor is all about giving my beautiful clients an all around healthy lifestyle.

Quinoa is one of my favorite side dishes. It is all organic, amazing for your body and can be cooked to go with literally any dish whether sweet or savory.

It has the most fiber out of all the grains, it is rich in protein, iron, and magnesium, and it promotes energy metabolism in brain and muscle cells. MindBodyGreen gives a great detailed explanation of the grain and it’s benefits.

Here is your next quick lunch fix!

Cook quinoa as usual (one cup quinoa, 2 cups water. Wait for water to boil then lower to a simmer until all the water has dissolved)

While your quinoa is cooking saute onions and mushrooms in your preferred organic olive oil and mix everything in together! Simple and delicious.

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Honey Roasted Chicken with all the fix-ins

In addition to my passion of making every women look and feel beautiful, I am also an avid fan of living a genuinely healthy lifestyle. That includes cooking and eating for myself and my family. I hope that my recipes and ideas will inspire and cause a contagious need for a healthier lifestyle for one and all. Because in order to look our best, we need to feel our best from the inside, out.

This super easy recipe is delicious, filled with flavor and you’re body will definitely appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜‰

Honey Roasted Chicken

Today’s lunch was a honey roasted chicken with garlic, tri-color quinoa, Klondike Gourmet petite potatoes, portabella mushrooms, and asparagus sauteed in olive oil, Celtic salt, and pepper. (Sounds complicated but definitely not)

Roasted chicken and potatoes:

Organic empire chicken breast for the best results!

Chop up the garlic, throw on with Celtic salt, raw honey, ground fresh pepper, cumin, paprika, and fresh ground turmeric.

For the Quinoa:

Cook quinoa as usual (one cup quinoa, 2 cups water- wait till water boils, then lower to a simmer and wait till water dissolves) Sprinkle in Celtic salt and black pepper and turmeric.

Saute onions and yellow peppers in olive oil then add quinoa.

Asparagus and Portabella Mushrooms:

Saute in olive oil, Celtic salt, and fresh ground pepper. I prefer them al Dante (cooked till firm but not hard)

And that’s your lunch…By Limor! Enjoy!

(In case anyone was ever wondering why I like to use turmeric in almost everything I cook. Turmeric is high preventative against cancer and has been commonly used in Asian and Indian cooking for many generations as an herbal remedy)