Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Berried Treasure: Paleo Blueberry, Cranberry & Cucumber Quinoa Salad

Although quinoa breaks from "strict Paleo," this staple food (which is technically a seed) of the Incas contains more protein than rice or wheat... and some Paleo dieters actually include it in their eating regimens as a grain alternative.

Here's how you can benefit from the rainbow of colors on your plate with this dish-- Blueberries are always packed with antioxidants and fiber, cranberries are also loaded with fiber as well as vitamin C and the cucumber bits can help keep you hydrated. You’ll also get some essential vitamins and minerals from that delicious spinach.

So what are you waiting for?! Our Body SymmetryMD wellness squad dares you to try this yummy recipe for lunch or dinner this week:

Paleo Blueberry & Cucumber Quinoa Salad

- ½ cup cooked quinoa, chilled
- ¼ cup fresh blueberries

- ¼ cup (no sugar added) dried cranberries
- ¼ cup fresh mango, diced
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 cup fresh spinach
- juice of one lemon
- salt and pepper (optional)

1. In one large bowl, combine the quinoa, cucumber, lemon juice and salt and pepper.
2. On a plate, arranged the fresh spinach leaves, quinoa mixture and top with fresh blueberries, mango & cranberries
3. Serve with grilled chicken or lean fish for complete meal an enjoy eating Paleo -friendly!

Nutritional Info
Calories per serving: 327

Protein: 5.5g
Total Fat: 33.9g
Carbohydrates: 23.4g

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Here's to eating healthfully with this "berried" treasure!
--Your Body SymmetryMD Wellness Squad


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