German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies

I have a treat for you guys today!  You are going to love these German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies.  If you are a fan of the quinoa brownie recipe already up on the blog, you will love this latest twist!  Especially if you like anything German chocolate flavored.  These German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies are a cinch to make too.  I used my vegan sweetened condensed milk recipe for this.

German Chocolate Quinoa Brownies - My Whole Food Life

These quinoa brownies would be perfect for holiday parties.  I promise no one with ever know they are made healthier!  Not only are these brownies made a  little healthier, they also pack a protein punch.  Quinoa is a plant based complete protein. :)

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Last year I made a stuffed acorn squash with wild rice and apples.  It was a hit, so I made a Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash this year.  I love the presentation of the stuffed acorn squash.  So pretty.  This quinoa stuffed acorn squash is very easy to make!  You can make the filling a day in advance if you like.  Then all you need to do it roast the squash the day of.  If you need more vegan Thanksgiving ideas, you may like this post.

quinoa stuffed acorn squash

The sweetness of the acorn squash goes so well with the quinoa.  I added the cranberries for a little tart flavor too.  I used fruit sweetened cranberries instead of cranberries sweetened with sugar.  So they are a little on the tart side, but work well here.  This would be a great main meal option for your vegan or vegetarian guests.  It’s quite filling!

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Quinoa & Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

We are headed to Disney World in a just a couple days.  Eek!  So I have been trying to clean out my fridge.  That is how this Quinoa & Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze came about.  It’s so delicious!  I love when you can make a good meal out of the extras in your fridge.  I think you could probably add many other vegetables to this as well. I think carrots, sweet potato or squash would be great additions as well.  I always keep some kind of cooked grain on hand in the fridge so I can add it to meals throughout the week.   This Quinoa & Brussel Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze is gluten free and vegan. :) If you have been wanting to try quinoa, I highly recommend this.  Another favorite quinoa dish of mine is my Quinoa, Tomato and Avocado Salad.  I also use quinoa in breakfast recipes like my Slow Cooker Breakfast Quinoa.

Quinoa and Brussel Sprouts - My Whole Food Life

Roasting the Brussel sprouts, onions and garlic in the balsamic glaze helps them develop a sweetness that is so yummy!  I added almonds for a nice crunch and an added protein boost.  I wanted to add hazelnuts, but I was out of them.  Honestly, I think just about any nut will do in this recipe.

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