Quinoa, Chicken, and Currant Salad
Adapted from Delicious Living Magazine
Quinoa, a high-protein grain, is perfect when you need to cook up something fast and healthy. This dish has a balance of protein, carbs, and fats to provide much-needed nutrition for a busy mom. Use any kind of leftover chicken, or buy a pre-roasted chicken at your natural foods market.
|1 cup of well rinsed and drained NOW Real Food® Quinoa Grain*|
|2 cups low-sodium chicken broth|
|2 cups chopped, cooked chicken|
|1/2 cup dried currants|
|1/2 cup finely chopped green onion|
|1 tablespoon NOW Real Food® Extra Virgin Olive Oil*|
|1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice|
|1/2 cup chopped NOW Real Food® Almonds*|
- Combine quinoa and broth in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
- Lower heat to simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
- Add remaining ingredients to pot and stir to combine. Let mixture sit for a few minutes to allow flavors to blend.
- Serve warm, or refrigerate and eat throughout the day as a quick snack.
474 cal (35% fat cal)
19 g fat
3 g sat fat
63 mg chol
32 g protein
47 g carb
6 g fiber
292 mg sodium
*NOW items available at your local health food store