A refreshing twist on tabbouleh. Quinoa is used instead of bulgur, pomegranate in place of tomatoes and mint replaces cilantro. The pomegranate gives the salad an irresistible tangy crunch! Great side dish for a Mediterranean-style brunch of omelets, fresh bread, cheeses and freshly squeezed OJ.
Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until quinoa is tender and water has been absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
Stir quinoa, cucumber, onion, and pomegranate seeds together in a bowl. Stir lemon juice, olive oil, mint, salt, and pepper into quinoa; toss to coat.
Per Serving: 261 calories; protein 8.8g; carbohydrates 46.8g; fat 5.4g; sodium 87.6mg.
Eat healthy breakfast to continue the day had become a good habit. It’s a fabolous way to start my 24 hours off healthfully. The sugar hit from the fruit wakes me up and bring me power to take on the morning. Sugar is often vilified as the root of all disease, but fruit is also loaded with fibre, which is best for your digestive system and helps keep you feel full longer, and less likely grab a snack out of the street food before lunchtime.
Make fruit a morning habit is simple . Easy as put the fruit in your refrigerator next to the sweet drink or on the bench next to your cereal bowl , or move your coffee maker or tea kettle — somewhere where you’ll find it. Before you eating the rest of your food , eat your fruit. If you’re not usually a breakfast person.
Give your stomach energy a bit of sugar in the morning is important to move your metabolism for the 24 hours and insert important element to your brain, which, incidentally, requires a continuous supply of sweetness in the way of process glucose, amounting to around 120g daily. There is also substantial evidence to support the idea that a diet high in fibre can lowering your risk of a number of cancers. And of course, you benefit from all the other vitamins and antioxidants in fruit, which keep you strong and healthy.