According to a past nutrition instructor, ve-gins can easily miss out on important aspects of nutrition; it's important to remain aware of what's what to stay healthy. Since I'm only doing this one day a week it's a non issue BUT I am trying to explore ways of eating this way more often. I love the simplicity and the exploration of the new recipes.
Sooooo it's lots of grains and legumes, peanut butter and avocados for this home girl; not at the same time, mind you, but that could happen at some point.
This recipe is one that I found in a Real Simple magazine. It's quite simple, really, but nothing I would have ever thought of. Of course, as I am much more of a recipe girl than I'd like to admit....
Quinoa, Kidney Beans and Avocado
adapted from Real Simple
1 cup of uncooked quinoa
1 can of kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 avocado, chopped
Rinse quinoa and cook it according to the package directions. Meanwhile, combine your avocado, kidney beans and scallions in a bowl. Add in cooked quinoa and combine.
Serving size 1/2 cup (makes 9)
Points plus 4