Quinoa Spinach Patties

I run a healthy living group on Facebook.  The other day there was a discussion about some Quinoa Spinach Patties from Costco.  They sounded amazing, but the ingredients were less than desirable.  So I decided to attempt a homemade version of Quinoa Spinach Patties based on the ingredient list.  They came out delicious!  This recipe is very easy to make too.

Spinach Quinoa Patties - My Whole Food Life

You can eat these Quinoa Spinach Patties on a bun like you would a veggie burger.  Or you can serve them as is with a side of veggies.  I topped mine with a little avocado and ate them with some roasted vegetables.  I am not a big bread fan, so I preferred them without the bun.  These patties would also be good on top of a salad or in a lettuce wrap.   So yum!  These quinoa patties are vegan and gluten free.

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Healthy Quinoa Salad (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Healthy Quinoa Salad. Calling all quinoa lovers!  You need to try this healthy salad recipe.  I love quinoa.  You probably guessed that already!

I have a lot of healthy quinoa recipes on my blog.  This healthy salad is my latest recipe.  Quinoa is a complete protein and that’s why it’s a great choice for vegans.  Quinoa is also very versatile.

You can make quinoa salads, quinoa stir fries and even quinoa brownies!  This healthy quinoa salad is very easy to make and it would be a great dish for potlucks!


Healthy Quinoa Salad


Not only is this quinoa salad healthy, it can be made in a matter if minutes!  I always have a big batch of cooked quinoa in the fridge so I can create recipes like this on a whim.  This healthy salad is vegan and gluten free as well.

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Quinoa Brownies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Quinoa Brownies that are vegan and gluten free!!  Yes I did it.   I made quinoa chocolate brownies.  After I made the quinoa cookies and they were a hit, I thought I would experiment with quinoa brownies.

I promise you these brownies will not disappoint!  They are really yummy and even easier to make!  If you like healthy brownie recipes, you may also like this and this.


quinoa brownies


These delicious brownies are vegan, gluten free and grain free.  Quinoa is technically a seed and not a grain.  You would never be able to tell there was quinoa in these brownies.

These healthier brownies also come with a punch of protein.  Did you know that quinoa is one of the few plant based, complete proteins?  I hope you enjoy these brownies as much as I did.

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Vegan Zucchini Boats

I finally got on the stuffed zucchini train and made these vegan zucchini boats.  You can never have too many zucchini recipes right?  Especially when they are healthy zucchini recipes.  These vegan zucchini boats are super easy to make and only contain simple ingredients that you already have in your house.  I love recipes like that, don’t you?

Vegan Zucchini Boats - My Whole Food Life

Some foods are really hard to photograph.  This is one of them.  Even though the picture isn’t great, I promise the recipes is delicious.  I am slightly obsessed with sun-dried tomatoes these days.  In my opinion, the sun-dried tomatoes are what really makes this recipe delicious.  Every other bite you get the sweetness of the tomatoes.  It pairs very well with the onions and garlic.  Since I made this recipe with quinoa, it can be a complete vegan meal.

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Quinoa, Kale and Sun Dried Tomatoes

I have been on a major sun dried tomato kick lately.  This recipe for quinoa, kale and sun dried tomatoes is my latest creation.  This quinoa, kale and sun dried tomato recipe is very easy to make too!  You can never have too many quinoa recipes right?  Especially when they are healthy quinoa recipes. 🙂

Quinoa, Kale and Sundried Tomatoes

I often will make a large batch of quinoa at one time.  Then I stick half in the fridge and half in the freezer.  That way, I always have some on hand to add to meals.  My husband has been trying to eat less and less grains, so we have been eating a lot more quinoa than rice these days.  I hope you enjoy quinoa, kale and sun dried tomatoes recipe.   One more thing.  Have you ever tried massaged kale?  OMG it is life changing! I always though kale was gross until I learned to massage it.  I made this short video with my daughter to show you how.

You can definitely use massaged kale in this recipe instead of baby kale.  Either way would be great.

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Quinoa Cookies (Vegan and Gluten Free)

Quinoa Cookies that are vegan and gluten free.   YES.  I am always thinking of what I can add to my cookie recipes to make them healthy enough for breakfast.

That is where these quinoa chocolate chip cookies come in.  Who wouldn’t want cookies for breakfast?  Since these quinoa cookies are packed with protein and fiber, they should keep you full for quite some time.

Quinoa is a plant based source of complete protein. Mom win.


Quinoa Cookies - My Whole Food Life


I added chocolate chips to my cookies, but you can also use dried fruits if you like.  I think chopped dates or raisins would be great in here as well.

If you wanted to bump up the protein a little more, you could add some hemp hearts or chia seeds.  These quinoa cookies are vegan and gluten free.  I hope you enjoy them.

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