Make mornings a breeze with these make-ahead recipes for Breakfast Quinoa Jars from registered dietician Karman Meyer. (see recipes below) Find more recipes and other tips for healthy eating on Karman's blog, www.thenutritionadventure.com
Breakfast Quinoa Jars
1 cup tri-color quinoa, rinsed
2 cups water
pinch of salt
½ tsp. Sprouts Brand ground cinnamon (for sweet variations)
1. Prepare quinoa by combining the rinsed quinoa, water, and salt in a medium saucepan. If preparing the sweet variations of the breakfast quinoa jars, add the cinnamon, if desired. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to low, cover with a lid and cook for 15-20 minutes, until water is absorbed and quinoa is cooked through. Remove the pan from heat and fluff the quinoa with a fork. Allow to cool completely.
2. To prepare the breakfast quinoa jars, add ½ cup to ¾ cup cooked quinoa to an 8 oz. mason jar or other air-tight container with a lid. For the sweet breakfast quinoa jars, add a drizzle of honey and top with ingredient pairings suggested above.
3. Store the breakfast quinoa jars in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.