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    Updated on Jul 24, 2018. Posted on Mar 26, 2013

    32 Ways To Eat Quinoa And Succeed In Life

    Quinoa is more than just a grain (or seed, whatever). It's a LIFESTYLE.

    Quinoa has pretty much taken over the world.

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    You knew that, right? Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah, if you weren't sure, it's OK, we all went through that phase, it was scary!) is very good for you and it has a cool name, and in the past few years it's been stealthily integrating itself into the mainstream and popping up pretty much everywhere.

    But it shouldn't just be relegated to a SIDE dish, no sir. Let quinoa lead the way into a brave new world of texture and complete proteins, at any and all times of day. Here are some ideas to get you started on the path to enlightenment:

    1. Quinoa, Fruit, and Nut Bars

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    Carry these around with you for snacking and feel virtuous all day. Recipe here.

    2. Nutty Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

    3. Almond Cranberry Quinoa Cookies

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    Three words: COOKIES FOR BREAKFAST. Recipe here.

    4. Hot Oat and Quinoa Cereal

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    You can start this cereal the night before and have it ready to go in just a couple minutes in the morning. Recipe here.

    5. Coconut, Almond, and Quinoa Breakfast Cakes

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    Vegan and not about to apologize for it. Recipe here.

    6. Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

    7. Quinoa Granola

    8. Quinoa Pudding

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    Very like rice or tapioca pudding but with the MAGIC POWER of quinoa. Recipe here.

    9. Sweet Potato and Quinoa Salad with Soft-Boiled Eggs

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    All the protein a lady or gent could ever ask for. Recipe here.

    10. Green Quinoa

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    Fresh herb paste turns the quinoa this pretty color; finish it with chopped nuts, arugula, and pepper flakes. Recipe here.

    11. Quinoa, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad

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    Observe the trademark Ottolenghi blend of colors of and textures. Recipe here.

    12. Plum and Quinoa Salad With Pomegranate Dressing

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    Pears would be a very nice sub for plums in nonsummer seasons. Recipe here.

    13. Quinoa Tabbouleh

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    Because bulgur is so 2007. Recipe here.

    14. Sweet Potato, Craisin, and Pecan Quinoa Salad

    15. Pomegranate, Orange, and Quinoa Salad

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    Pom and quinoa are a match made in tiny, crunchy, spherical food heaven. Recipe here.

    16. Garlic and Thyme Quinoa Patties

    17. Quinoa Cakes with Eggplant-Tomato Ragu

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    Makes a nice vegetarian dinner party main course. Recipe here.

    18. Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bites

    19. Crispy Quinoa Sliders

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    Chickpeas, cheese, and breadcrumbs hold these cuties together. Recipe here.

    20. Taterless Tots

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    This is either sacrilege or genius. Both? Recipe here.

    21. Broccoli, Cheddar, Jalapeño, and Quinoa Fritters

    22. Cheese and Scallion Quinoa Cakes

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    Little cubes of mozzarella melt into magical gooey cheese zones. Recipe here.

    23. Veggie-Fried Quinoa

    24. Quinoa-Crusted Chicken With Peanut Sauce

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    Served here with soba noodles. Recipe here.

    25. Quinoa Chili

    26. Turkey Quinoa Meatloaf

    27. Homemade Quinoa Pasta

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    Next level. Recipe here.

    28. Quinoa Kale Jambalaya

    29. Quinoa Sushi

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    Watch your back, rice. Recipe here.

    30. Chicken Stew With Butternut Squash and Quinoa

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    Big Q is a great way to add oomph to soups and stews. Recipe here.

    31. Broccoli Quinoa Quesadillas

    32. Spaghetti With Quinoa Meatballs

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    Neat vegetarian swap idea. Recipe here.

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