Food

Quinoa and Fruit Salad

I’m not a terrible eater, but processed foods and sweets have a bigger place in my diet than I’d like. I started watching my calorie intake using myfitnesspal.com and it’s been a bit of an eye opener. I’m having to flip-flop my lunches and dinners, since right now my dinners are a bit on the heavier side. So, I started looking at lighter meal options, of which the natural choice is salad with a good protein. I’m not big on veggies, so I decided to make one a little fruit heavy:

Romaine lettuce
Quinoa {never knew this was such a high protein source!}
Avocado
Orange
Pomegranate seeds {super food!}

I started out with quinoa. I used water per the instructions on the box, but I think next time I’d try chicken or vegetable stock for a little added flavor. Once cooked I poured in a little olive oil, squeezed out some lemon juice and added a little salt and pepper.

While the quinoa was cooking I de-seeded my pomegranate. Not quite as easy as Kristin made it look. I splattered red juice all over my kitchen, but it was worth it. Sweet enough to almost take the place of actual dessert and kind of fun to eat. After chopping the rest of the fruit, it was time to build the salad. I had forgotten about any kind of dressing, so I just used the creamy poppyseed I had on hand – I may go for a vinaigrette next time.

It was a damn good salad, although I don’t think I could eat it too often due to how sweet it was, but good option to throw in the mix!

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