13 Amazing Quinoa Recipes For Every Meal Of The Day Slideshow

13 Amazing Quinoa Recipes for Every Meal of the Day

Quinoa is one of the most protein-rich foods. Plus, it contains twice as much fiber as other grains, it has tons of iron, and it's high in magnesium. The best part about quinoa, though, is that it can be eaten for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. You don't have to wait until dinner to get all of the nutrients you need. Add quinoa to your waffle recipes, make a breakfast bowl similar to oatmeal, or, if you do choose to wait, you can make a veggie burger with quinoa for dinner. Your quinoa options are endless and you can have it for every meal of the day, which is one of the reasons we made it the theme of this week's SWAT (Sharing With A Theme).

The Ultimate Veggie Burger

These vegan and gluten-free veggie burgers are so good! They are a healthy alternative to the original hamburger made with quinoa and black beans. — Living Sweet Moments

For the Ultimate Veggie Burger recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Walnut, White Bean, and Quinoa Salad in a Jar

This gluten-free, salad-to-go is filled with fiber, flavor, and heart-healthy omega-3 fat, and whether you're a busy mom or a school-age kid, we're pretty sure you'll look forward to eating it for lunch! — Meal Makeover Moms

For the Gluten-Free Walnut, White Bean, and Quinoa Salad in a Jar recipe, click here.

Gluten-Free Mini Chicken Meatball Soup With Quinoa

Chicken soup meets Italian wedding and gets a gluten-free makeover in this mini chicken meatball soup with quinoa. — Watch Learn Eat

For the Gluten-Free Mini Chicken Meatball Soup With Quinoa recipe, click here.

Quinoa Breakfast Hash

Start by roasting some sweet potato and cauliflower. Cook the quinoa while they're roasting. Later on you'll add chopped onion and red pepper as well as kale directly to your sauté pan. Experiment with your favorite vegetables or with what you might have on hand! Make enough roasted veggies for the week and you can enjoy this hash every morning! — Oat and Sesame

For the Quinoa Breakfast Hash recipe, click here.

Quinoa Khichuri With Purple Sweet Potatoes

Get ready for a new comfort food to enter your world — khichuri! Looking for a healthful bowl of delicious that your body and palate will love? Traditional Indian khichuri is made with rice, moong dal (yellow split moong beans), turmeric, and coriander that is then cooked to a dish resembling risotto without the cheese. You can add veggies or additional spices per your taste. I swapped out quinoa for the rice with no problem, but you could also use basmati rice. — The Hungry Goddess

For the Quinoa Khichuri With Purple Sweet Potatoes recipe, click here.

Kale and Quinoa Cakes

These protein- and fiber-packed little fritters are going to be the healthiest and tastiest things you eat all day. — Coley Cooks

For the Kale and Quinoa Cakes recipe, click here.

Curried Chickpea and Sweet Potato Quinoa Power Bowl

Naturally gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, this curried chickpea and sweet potato quinoa power bowl is quick, nourishing, and visually stunning! — A Dash of Megnut

For the Curried Chickpea and Sweet Potato Quinoa Power Bowl recipe, click here.

Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa

Quinoa, although a great grain to use as a dinner side, can also hold its own as a sweeter breakfast meal. This recipe contains oatmeal, quinoa, and fruit — it's so tasty and leftovers are great. — I Can Cook That

For the Apple Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa recipe, click here.

Quinoa Spinach Pumpkin Salad

A hearty vegan salad with chunky nuggets of roast pumpkin, fresh spinach leaves, radish slices, and cooked quinoa. — Vie de la Vegan

For the Quinoa Spinach Pumpkin Salad recipe, click here.

Healthy Quinoa Bowl

Try this healthy quinoa bowl filled with red onions, carrots, corn, broccoli, and spinach.

For the Healthy Quinoa Bowl recipe, click here.


Healthy Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowl

This recipe has all of your favorite burrito components with the addition of quinoa; there's corn, black beans, avocado, and peppers.

For the Healthy Vegan Quinoa Burrito Bowl recipe, click here.


Lentil, Quinoa, and Wheat Fritters

These lentil and quinoa fritters are crisp on the outside and soft inside, beautiful texture, wholesome, flavorful, and super easy to make. — Turmeric N' Spice

For the Lentil, Quinoa, and Wheat Fritters recipe, click here.

Quinoa Waffles

Quinoa is a protein-packed, nutty-tasting grain that contains a perfect balance of every amino acid, which makes it one of the only plant foods that is a complete protein source. This is why I chose it to make my waffles healthier. — 2 Cookin' Mamas 

For the Quinoa Waffles recipe, click here.