Quinoa Yogurt for Happy Kids :D

Quinoa yogurt for kids?

While this dish may, in picture, resemble cream of rice too much to look delectable by anyones standards, it’s actually as tasty as it is healthy!  One of my kids favorite breakfast or lunch meals, quinoa is one of the most nutritious grains on the planet, and unique in that it is also a perfect source of complete protein.

Inspired by our time with the GAPS diet, I mixed in some yogurt, peppers and seasoning one afternoon, and discovered what is now an easy family favorite for days when I am pressed for time.

Not only do my kids love this meal, but my husband and I enjoy it as well! Because it is an excellent combo of protein and wholesome fats, I even use this as one of my post-lifting meals for maximum growth and development 🙂

Try this, you’re bound to like it!

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First time quinoa users – be sure to rinse your quinoa before following cooking instructions! There is a naturally occurring chemical on quinoa ( you will see this bubbling off as you rinse ) that is not necessarily harmful when consumed, but will certainly give your dish an off taste 🙂 Enjoy!

* 2 1/2 cups pre-boiled  organic quinoa ( see bag for boiling instructions )

* 1 to 1 1/2 cups organic whole fat plain yogurt

* Veggie of your choosing ( we prefer chopped up bell peppers, cilantro & baby tomatoes )

* Seasonings of choice ( I add sea salt, Braggs Seasoning, garlic powder )

* a squeeze of fresh lemon juice

There you go – a perfectly well rounded meal for you and your littles to enjoy together! This is also a perfect way to start the day for anyone on a weightless journey as well. If you didn’t catch my post on ‘the fat myth’, in which I discuss keeping a healthy body weight by including fats into your diet, check it out here http://holisticchickblog.com/2013/02/03/the-fat-myth-and-stopping-cravings/

Have fun with your meals!