4 Ingredient Protein packed Quinoa Recipe


Try this SIMPLE quinoa recipe that packs up to 12 grams of protein per serving, and its vegetarian.  Great post work out or as a side dish to any meal, its delicious and can be enjoyed cold or warm.  I make a batch of this each week to keep in the fridge for my family to snack on, or scoop some into a to go container for work and avoid fast food.  Its nutrient dense so it fills you up quick.

As you can see from the photo displayed I purchased all of my ingredients at Trader Joes, but if there is no Trader Joes in your area no problem!  You can easily purchase all of these items at almost any store.

You will need:

1 cup Organic Quinoa

1 cup organic broccoli florets

1 container goat cheese (or any crumbled or shredded cheese of your choice, feta works well too)

1 cup of trail mix, any kind (no m&ms!)


Cook the quinoa per package instructions, if you bought it in bulk remember its typically 1 part quinoa to 2 parts water.

While the quinoa is cooking, place your one cup of trail mix into a large plastic bag and smash any large nuts into small pieces.  I prefer a trail mix with mixed nuts and seeds and dried cranberries or raisins.  The tart flavor of the berries compliments the creamy texture of the goat cheese.

Once the quinoa is done cooking, give it a good stir while still in the pot warm.  Add your trail mix and half the container of goat cheese.  Take your broccoli and trim the florets directly into the pot with your kitchen scissors.  Stir well.  Salt and pepper to taste.




** Married mommy of two beautiful girls , residing in San Diego. Practice manager/Veterinary nurse working in the field for 11 years.

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4 Responses

  1. Janet Hudson says:

    Great articles and nice recipes though you might consider mentioning vegan options for those folks that are vegan Congrats!

    • Cassie says:

      Thank you Janet!! That is a great point, I will be sure to get some vegan options going. I hope you will subscribe so that you will receive the new info in your email. Talk to you soon!

  2. Shannon says:

    I made this for my family tonight as a main course, but kept it vegan. We added pepitas instead of trail mix and avocado instead of cheese to make it creamy. We boosted the flavor & nutrients with Braggs liquid aminos and nutritional yeast. So delicious & nutritious!

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