Healthy Veggie Recipes: Veggie Quinoa, Creamy Kale

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Foods packed with nutrients often earn the title of "superfood." Guess that makes these superfood-packed creations SUPERRECIPES!

Veggie-Quinoa Mega Bowl

1/4th of recipe (about 1 1/3 cups): 368 calories, 5.5g fat, 615mg sodium, 65.5g carbs, 13.5g fiber, 9g sugars, 18g protein – PointsPlus® value 9*

This meal is SO good, we made it a four-serving batch. And guess what? It tastes even BETTER the day after it's made...Just reheat 'n eat!

5 cups Brussels sprouts, halved
4 cups baby bella/cremini mushrooms, halved
2 tsp. olive oil or grapeseed oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 cup red onion cut into 1-inch chunks
1 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed thoroughly
1 tbsp. chopped garlic
One 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cups roughly chopped spinach leaves
1/4 cup chopped basil
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray.

Place halved Brussels sprouts and mushrooms in a large bowl. Drizzle with oil, and sprinkle with 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Toss to coat.

Transfer Brussels sprouts and mushrooms to baking sheets. Add onion, and evenly space out all veggies. Bake until mushrooms and onion have softened and Brussels sprouts have slightly browned, 35 - 40 minutes.

Meanwhile, in a medium pot, combine quinoa, garlic, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, and then reduce heat to low. Cover and let simmer for 15 minutes, or until water has evaporated and quinoa is fully cooked.

Transfer cooked veggies and quinoa back to the large bowl. Add remaining ingredients, including the remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Mix to combine. Enjoy!


Creamy Kale Side Dish

1/4th of recipe (about 1/2 cup): 130 calories, 3g fat, 335mg sodium, 22g carbs, 4g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 7g protein – PointsPlus® value 3*

This decadent kale creation is a delicious dream come true. We PROMISE.

1 cup chopped onion
10 cups chopped kale
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1 tbsp. light mayonnaise
1/4 tsp. salt
2 wedges The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir onion until softened and lightly browned, about 5 minutes.

Add kale, garlic, and 1/2 cup water. Cover and cook until kale is tender, about 5 minutes.

Remove lid, and reduce heat to low. Add mayo, salt, and cheese wedges, breaking the wedges into pieces. Cook and stir until cheese has melted, mixed with mayo, and coated veggies, about 2 minutes. Enjoy!


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Blueberries earn superfood cred because they're high in antioxidants and fiber. And our creamy quinoa is like oatmeal's protein-packed cousin. This Hot 'n Fruity Quinoa Bowl is one super breakfast!

Here's another kale dish that'll win your heart. Our fresh 'n fruity Holiday Harvest Kale Salad is wildly delicious!


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