My heart almost stopped beating:
After one bite, Mr. 11’s response to Kid-Approved Quinoa Chili was “mom, this is really good,” which is high praise indeed from a middle-schooler about a super healthy dish.
This recipe is inspired from The Kitchn’s One Pan Mexican Quinoa, which I made and loved but thought it tasted more like chili. So I added some spice and tomato sauce to make this even more like chili.
I had high hopes for this recipe because Southwestern Quinoa is one of my favorite summer salads. Plus, one of my cooking goals is to incorporate more meatless meals into my rotation to save money and ingest more of the green stuff.
I paid $4.99 at my organic store for about a pound of organic black quinoa, only half of which I used in this recipe. There are 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber in a cup of black quinoa so it’s a pretty filling dish when combined with beans and veggies.
What’s your favorite quinoa recipe? What kind of recipes do you make for your kids? Does your family subscribe to the “no thank you bite” rule or “clean your plate or else rule?” Tell me in the comments.
p.s. I’m a co-host this week at Foodie Friends Friday. There are lots of good recipes so come on over and check it out.