by | Sep 26, 2014 | 12 comments

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Happy Foodie Friday, and get ready for another episode of Foodie Friday in a Flash, where I deliver 2-3 minute videos highlighting one of my favorite foods and its health benefits.  This week, the feature of the video is QUINOA!  Do you know whether quinoa is actually a grain?  Why it gets so much buzz in health food restaurants?  What are the health benefits of quinoa  How to use it?  Find out all of these in the video below!

I don’t eat many traditional grains, but I love adding quinoa to soups or having it as a side dish.  In fact, I love it so much, that it’s already included in 7 recipes on the blog!  I’ll link to each of them below.  Try one today, and let me know which one you try!

30-Minute Mexican Quinoa Skillet

30 minute mexican quinoa skillet.jpg


Warm-Me-Up Chicken Quinoa Soup

Warm Me Up Chicken Quinoa Crockpot Soup

Sweet and Savory Orange-Soy Quinoa

sweet and savory orange soy quinoa thelyonsshare

 Kale Lettuce Wraps with Tofu, Quinoa, and Veggies

quinoa tofu kale lettuce wraps

Turkey Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

turkey quinoa stuffed peppers

Summer Seafood, Quinoa, and Vegetable Salad

Summer seafood quinoa and vegetable salad

 Grab-and-Go Egg Muffins

grab and go egg muffins 2

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So tell me in the comments … Which quinoa recipe looks best to you??  What’s your favorite way to eat quinoa?


  1. lindsay

    oh you know i love this!! must try those egg muffins!

    • Megan Lyons

      The egg muffins are good – I hope you try them too!

  2. Cori @ She's Going The Distance

    I haven’t commented on your blog in forever!! I can’t wait for work to calm down because I miss my blogging buddies—seriously I LOVE Quinoa, I just haven’t found as many ways as you to add it to stuff. I’m usually boring and just add it to my salads and stuff, but soup is a great idea! Can’t wait to try it

    • Megan Lyons

      I miss you too! And I want to hope over to your blog more often as well! Quinoa in soup is great – hope you try it!

  3. Michael Anderson

    Definitely right there loving these recipes … and I totally love quinoa as well! I use it in all sorts of things from breakfast to sides to main dishes like quinoa sliders. Sadly my family really aren’t fans of the texture …

    • Megan Lyons

      I’m totally not a texture “freak” so no textures really turn me off of a food (I guess oysters would be one example), but I understand that the texture of quinoa is a bit strange to some!

  4. Linda @ The Fitty

    I was really surprised when I found out that quinoa can go with cranberry and orange juice! It turned out way better than i expected and nothing like it would with rice at all.

    • Megan Lyons

      Wow – that sounds great! Way to experiment, Linda!

  5. Susie @ SuzLyfe

    Fun Fact: I didn’t like quinoa the first time I made it. Now, it is a staple. Love this round up of recipes!

    • Megan Lyons

      Isn’t it funny how our taste buds change over time?



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