Start The Day With Lemon Blueberry Quinoa

A tasty and healthy alternative to oatmeal, Lemon Blueberry Quinoa is high in protein and fiber. The classic combination of blueberries and lemon with a touch of maple syrup is a wonderful sweet tart mix in flavor. Rinse the quinoa well before cooking to remove bitterness. For vegan, use your favorite milk substitute like soy, almond, etc., or try a vanilla milk for even more flavor.

Quinoa cooked in milk with fruit can be adapted with other fruit such as strawberries, mixed berries, and blackberries. Your family can start the day with a warm tasty bowl of fruit quinoa any time of the year. If you cook it ahead, store in a bowl with a lid in the refrigerator. I even know someone who likes it better cold and takes it for lunch to work.

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Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal for Cool Mornings

Now that the summer is coming to an end, we are reaching that weird transitional period of the year where we are unsure whether to break out the shorts or our favorite fluffy sweater. Living in Florida, I of course wear shorts. I know many of my northern friends already see signs of leaves changing, and cooler mornings will follow soon.  Late August through September is the ideal time for us to start thinking of some healthy and bulky breakfasts. Growing up in Tennessee, I read children’s stories about breakfast porridge, but no one I knew made it.  Of course, I had lots of oatmeal, cream of wheat, and grits in my home. Then I  learned that a bowl of oatmeal is porridge. Really by definition, porridge is a hot breakfast cereal made by boiling ground, crushed or chopped starchy plants—typically grain—in water or milk. Read More