After a bit if inspiration last night, I came up with Cheesy Quinoa and Chicken! (Aka Mac n Cheese for my grown up self.) In college I lived off Mac n Cheese and had a real craving for it yesterday.
This recipe makes two medium sized portions and pairs well with a salad or veggies.
What you’ll need:
1 to 2 chicken breasts
1/4 cup Colby jack cheese
3/4 cup of quinoa
It’s a pretty simple recipe and only takes about 20 minutes to complete. Just FYI I mix the egg in with the quinoa and cheese on the stove top, then stick the mixture in the oven for 5 minutes at 350 degrees to cook it through.
– Put noodles on to boil you will want time for these to drain and cool down before you lay them out. Dice the bell pepper and mushroom and sauté with a teaspoon of olive oil for five to ten minutes. In a large bowl mix the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, egg, bell pepper and mushrooms.
Lay the cooled and drained noodles on a clean surface. Spread mixture onto the noodles, about 3 tablespoons on each noodle.
Bake the lasagna roll ups at 450 degrees for 20 minutes.
The whole meal takes about 30 minutes and makes 6-8 servings.
I just have to say this was one of the best 15 minute meals I’ve made in a while.
black bean quinoa
black bean corn salsa
frozen black bean corn medley
This meal is extremely simple:
Boil the quinoa, pan fry the sausage, microwave the frozen veggies and add in the avocado and corn salsa to taste.
And the final product looks a little bit like this…
Excuse the messy bowl, but I was so hungry I couldn’t wait one more second! This meal is about 200 calories and filling! The best part… it made three servings so I have two pre-made lunches for this week!
Side note: This is seriously the best salsa I have ever eaten!