Eating out does not have to be the only option during a busy week. There are simple strategies and recipes that you can implement at home to save money and calories. One of my new favorite dishes is Honey Corn and Scallion Quinoa.
If you have followed me for a while, you know that I love quinoa. It is easy and higher in nutrients than the typical rice or pasta side dish. Once again, I love it because I can cook quinoa in my rice cooker which makes it easy and quick to prepare this delicious dish of Honey Corn and Scallion Quinoa.
While preparing my meals for a busy week ahead, one of my strategies is to cook enough chicken for a couple of meals. I then change up my side dishes with simple healthy choices that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. Here is what a mid-week meal may look like after a busy hectic day.
The chicken was ready to eat and my only task was to roast zucchini and eggplant in the oven and prepare my quick and easy side dish of honey corn and Scallion Quinoa. It can be that simple.
- 2 cups uncooked quinoa
- 1 15oz can of corn, drained
- 1 TBS of fresh lemon juice
- 1 TBS of fresh lemon zest
- 1 TBS of honey
- 1 TBS of “I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter”
- 4 Scallions
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Prepare quinoa according to directions. (I cook in rice cooker)
- Melt butter and mix all ingredients together
- Pour over and mix well with quinoa
- Salt and pepper
- Makes 8 servings
- Calories – 160
- Fat – 3gms
- Protein 6gm
- Fiber 3gms
Adapted from Gourmet Magazine