Meatless Monday: Three Great Whole Grain Recipes

| 2/9/2012 10:00:32 AM

Tags: barley risotto, quinoa, millet, meatless Monday, real food, whole grains, vegetarian meals,

One of the best ways to eat nutritionally complete meatless meals is to rely on whole grains such as quinoa and barley, which offer protein, fiber, healthy carbohydrates and vitamins packed into a low-calorie package. Versatile grains lend themselves to a wide array of cooking techniques and recipes. To learn more about diverse and nutritious whole-grain options, read Natural Home and Garden's Whole Grain Guide, or choose to learn hands-on with these delicious recipes featuring hearty whole grains.

Toasted Almond and Citrus Quinoa

Toasted Almond and Citrus Quinoa  

Eat this light dish as a healthy lunch, a hearty side or pair it with a side salad or broiled veggies for a nutritious, light dinner.


1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cold-pressed olive oil
2 tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
2 oranges, peeled
1/4 cup toasted, slivered almonds (with skin if possible)
2 1/2 cups cooked quinoa, cold or room temperature (read the
basics of cooking quinoa)
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste 


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