This Roasted Red Pepper and Asparagus Quinoa is a great meal choice when you are eating healthier. Healthy dinner choices help you stay lean and fit.
I finally feel grown up. No, not because I am married, have kids, and am starting to see wrinkles. Although all of those make me feel ancient too.
My husband has been making us healthier meals when he comes home from work for lunch. He bought a bag of asparagus to use, and I gave him such grief over it. I told him how much I did not like asparagus, and that I wasn't happy about this choice of meal. As a child I absolutely did not like the green stalks!!!
Then he grilled it with some olive oil and sea salt. I had to take back every snarky comment I made about the asparagus. Turns out that I absolutely love the stuff!!! Like "eat the entire dish full of asparagus" love it!
Apparently my grown up taste buds have kicked in...although I am still holding out on trying brussels sprouts again. Who knows though...maybe I would like those now too.
Another thing we have started eating is quinoa. Have you tried this super food yet? It cooks up like rice, but is so much healthier for you. It is a healthy grain that is full of protein and amino acids. Perfect for those healthy meals that we have been eating.
My husband made this dish for our lunch a while back, and it was so delicious that I had to snap a few shots of it and share the recipe with you. I hesitate to even call it a recipe because it is so easy to make.
You will cook the quinoa according to the package and set aside. Then saute the asparagus in some olive oil, adding the roasted red peppers when the asparagus has become crisp tender. Stir in the cooked quinoa and warm it all up. Toss some grilled chicken on top and dinner is served. I told you it was easy!
Super easy and super deee-licious! I might even give up my brownies and cookies for meals like this. Ok, let's not get crazy or anything! I still need a small hit of sugary goodness to keep me sane 🙂
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Other healthy recipes to enjoy eating:
Roasted Red Pepper and Garlic Hummus
Chipotle BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Made this tonight for dinner and it was delicious! Me, my husband,my 4 year old, and my 1 1/2 year old all loved it. Thanks for the recipe!
I have made this recipe twice and it's been a huge success. My husband and 3 kids (6 year old twins and 3 year old) all gobbled it up and asked for more. I cooked my quinoa in chicken broth to give it some more flavor and sauteed mushrooms with the asparagus. We will definitely make this again and again!
I made this, but with buckwheat! http://xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/roasted-red-peppers-and-asparagus-with-buckwheat/
This sounds delicious! I love that it's quick and easy to make AND it's healthy! Talk about a fab meal!
I love these photos! So beautiful!! And yummy 🙂
I have yet to try quinoa, but this really makes me want to!! Looks YUMMY!
That looks amazing! I've never made quinoa at home but really want to try this!
Jocelyn, this looks delicious!! I'm definitely going to try it 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout
The colors in this dish are just stunning Jocelyn! I love eating pretty food 🙂
Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection
Jocelyn, this post couldn't have come at a better time! I'm currently doing a detox, and have been searching for recipes that fit the requirements, but still sound tasty. Can't wait to make this!!
This looks amazing! I love quinoa and I love asparagus! Match made in heaven:-)
I was such a picky eater growing up too and would never have thought I would "grow up" to love all those foods later on. This looks wonderful Jocelyn! I love everything in here - quinoa, roasted red peppers and asparagus - all things I never used to like but love now hehe. Love how healthy this dish is too 🙂
This sounds delicious! I love roasted asparagus (and you should give brussel sprouts a shot - cooked the same way). I haven't started cooking with quinoa yet, mostly because it's expensive and I haven't done enough comparison shopping, I do, however, pin almost every recipe I see with quinoa - and I will be pinning this one! We have a healthy living link party that started tonight and I'd love for you to link this up - we're always looking for new healthy recipes! Thanks!
I'm always on the lookout for healthy recipes. This looks wonderful and delicious, and nice and simple too. Just the way I like it!
Shanna@ pineapple and coconut
Now THIS is my kind of food!! Yum!! I think I will make it within the next week or two!