Recipe: Quinoa Chili

In two weeks (or less) I will complete my training to become a Certified Health Counselor* but until that time I am working hard on finishing up the last modules and studying for my final test.  In addition to this I am working on a few other projects, articles and getting our garden started.  This week is going to be crazy and when the times get crazy I turn to quick, easy and healthy favorites for dinner.

Last night after 9 hours of working it would have been so easy for me to ask Neil to pick up dinner while he was out but I talked myself out of it and made up a batch of Fantastic Foods Nature Burgers, roasted sweet potatoes and parsnips and roasted broccoli with mushrooms. This dinner was healthy and easy to make and came together in less than 30 minutes- with most of that time involving putting the veggies in the oven and letting them do their thing- no work for me.

Since I have been focusing on finishing up my training I haven’t been spending very much time in the kitchen creating anything too interesting.  Mostly we have been having veggies, grains and beans and have thrown a little homemade pizza and veggie burgers in the mix.  Basically quick healthy versions of easy food due to chaotic schedules.  One of my favorite dishes to make when times are crazy and I want something hearty, healthy and filling is my Quinoa Chili from my first e-book. Since I don’t plan on getting to the kitchen and creating new recipes until April check this one out for the time being:

What are you quick go-to meals during busy times?

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  1. Beans and rice of all kinds are a favorite “quick” meal in my house. I also like making big batches of homemade veggie burgers and freezing them for fast dinners. Steamed veggies are the best fast side!

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