I’m so excited to have Liz from I Heart Vegetables here today!
Hi friends! I’m Liz, the blogger behind I Heart Vegetables.
I’m happy I can share a post with you all, because Wendy’s blog is awesome! She is so creative with her recipes, and as a vegetarian I love trying new healthy recipes. My blog is filled with super simple vegetarian recipes, because I know people are busy! Fast, simple, and easy recipes are a great way to stay healthy, without spending a whole day in the kitchen. Since vegetables are what I know and love, I wanted to share a few of my favorite recipes with you.
Vegetarian cooking can sound complicated if you’re new to meat-free dishes, but in a lot of ways, it’s easier! It also tends to be cheaper, which is an added bonus. So today, skip the meat, grab some greens, and try one of my favorite recipes!
If you have a craving for fried rice, this quinoa swap is a great way to satisfy your taste buds in a healthy way!
- 1 cup dry quinoa
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1 medium onion
- 1 bell pepper
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 3/4 cup sugar snap peas
- 1 cup broccoli
- 3 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp siracha (or other hot sauce)
- Rinse the quinoa under cold water and set aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add the quinoa, cooking for 8-12 minutes (check the box, depending on the brand). While that's cooking, start cooking your onion, in 2 tsp olive oil, over medium heat. Add in chopped bell pepper, carrots, peas and broccoli. I added in the soy sauce right away, so that I didn't need to add more oil. It helped the veggies absorb the flavor. Then push the veggies to one side of the pan, and crack the egg into the clear side of the pan. You'll want to just gently stir it. Before it's fully cooked, add in the quinoa. Gently fold the egg into the quinoa, until the egg is completely cooked. Then stir up everything in your pan, and top with hot sauce. Dinner: done.
I’ve made this dish for friends, roommates, boyfriends, and picky eaters, and everyone has enjoyed it! Sometimes it’s hard to convince people that healthy food can taste just as great as their guilty pleasures, but I promise this dish will hit the spot!
What’s your favorite way to satisfy a craving?