Thursday, June 28, 2012

quinoa mac n' cheese.

I'm not going to lie... this takes nothing like the gooey, fatty, classic mac and cheese. However, it's a great substitute when you are craving that home-style cooking and want a healthier alternative.   

Olive oil or cooking spray (I shared examples of both in the pictures above)
1 1/2 cups quinoa, cooked (instructions for cooking quinoa are on the box--feel free to send me questions!)
A few grinds of garlic salt
2 large eggs
1 cup soy milk (or milk of choice)
1 1/2 cups grated non-fat cheddar cheese (or cheese of choice)
Feel free to add veggies, more cheese, etc to you liking

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat 13x9 inch dish with cooking spray or olive oil
Whisk together eggs and milk in a large bowl
Heat up your quinoa in the microwave if it's not already slightly warm 
Fold in quinoa and cheese (into the bowl with the eggs and milk)
Add a few grinds/shakes of garlic salt
Feel free to add in chopped veggies, additional cheese, additional seasoning, etc here
Bake 35 minutes (or until browned around edges)

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