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21 Healthy Quinoa Recipes Including Chocolate Cake

If you haven’t tried quinoa yet, let me tell you, quinoa is one of the most versatile ingredients in the healthy eating world. I only discovered it in the last couple of years when I was curious about the nutritional difference between couscous and quinoa. Quinoa is a great staple to have on hand to boost complex carbs and protein when tracking macros for weight loss. The recipes put together here will give you a variety of ways to add quinoa into your meal planning on a regular basis without getting tired of having the same ole recipes time after time.

Don’t make the same mistake I did when I first tried quinoa and try it plain. Even healthy quinoa when plain isn’t anything to write home about and if you tried to serve that to your family, they would surely turn their noses up at it. However, quinoa is great for taking on any flavors you add to it, which is why it can be added to so many recipes to increase the nutritional value.

pictures of quinoa salad, quinoa dessert, quinoa oatmeal, healthy quinoa side dishes

Whether you are having salad, creating a delicious side dish or craving a dessert, quinoa can bale you out.

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Healthy Quinoa Recipes

I love the versatility quinoa gives for adding to so many different combinations of food to add texture, nutrition and creativity to sometimes common recipes. With so many ways to spice up quinoa, no one should be struggling to eat it plain!

Balsamic Chicken Salad With Lemon Quinoa by Cafe Delites

quinoa salad bowl with chicken tomatoes black beans corn cilantro lime


Quinoa Stuffed Peppers by MInimalist Baker

stuffed peppers with quinoa


Black Bean And Veggie Chili With Quinoa by Little Broken

veggie chili with quinoa and black beans soup

Radish, Tangerine and Quinoa Detox Salad by Jar Of Lemons

detox with this radish tangerine bowl with quinoa and greens

Roasted Veggie Buddha Bowl with Quinoa and Avocado by Well Plated

Roasted veggie bowl with quinoa, avocado

Broccoli Quinoa Enchilada Casserole by Isabel Eats

Quinoa with mexican food in an enchilada casserole with broccoli

Spicy Chickpea and Quinoa Bowl by Eat Yourself Skinny

Spicy chickpea bowl with quinoa

Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Quinoa Salad via Averie Cooks

tomato with mozzarella and basil quinoa salad

Strawberry Shortcake Quinoa Parfait by Eating Bird Food

Quinoa with dessert with strawberries shortcake and yogurt with quinoa

Instant Pot Quinoa Taco Bowls by Simply Happy Foodie

Quinoa in instant pot for taco bowls

Colorful Beet Salad With Carrot, Quinoa and Spinach by Cookie And Kate

beets with quinoa, carrots and greens in a bowl

Quinoa Chocolate Cake Gluten Free by Making Thyme For Health

quinoa dessert chocolate cake using quinoa

Spring Broccolini Kale Quinoa Bowls by Love And Lemons

broccoli with pesto quinoa salad in a bowl


Zesty Sriracha Shrimp Quinoa by Julie’s Eats And Treats

spicy sriracha with shrimp and quinoa dish

Marinated Pumpkin Quinoa and Pomegranate Autumn Salad by Lauren Caris Cooks

Autumn salad with pumpkin, quinoa and pomegranate in a bowl

Healthy Quinoa Chocolate Bark by Flavour And Savour

healthy dessert with quinoa and chocolate bark snack

Chickpea Quinoa Power Salad by The Girl On Bloor

salad in a bowl with chickpea, quinoa and power greens

Black Bean Quinoa Veggie Burgers by Emilie Eats

quinoa burgers with black beans and veggies

Quinoa With Lemon, Shallots And Herbs by Feasting At Home

quinoa bowl with shallow and herbs side dish

Spring Asparagus Quinoa Salad by Garlic and Zest

Quinoa salad with asparagus

Holiday Pomegranate Quinoa Pilaf by My Life Cookbook

healthy holiday side dishes


I am looking forward to trying all of these healthy quinoa recipes. Be on the lookout on my IG account for reviews and pictures of how they turn out. One of the first recipes I plan on trying will be the quinoa chocolate cake.

Quinoa is one of those healthy ingredients we can use in combination with food our family is familiar with to increase the nutritional value. I love that!

What is your favorite way to include quinoa in your meals?

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Friday 29th of March 2024

Thank you for your sharing. I am worried that I lack creative ideas. It is your article that makes me full of hope. Thank you. But, I have a question, can you help me?

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