Since having a baby, it sure is hard to lose weight! With a husband who doesn't exactly love to try my healthier recipes, and trying to take care of a baby all day, it is hard to find the time to take care of yourself, and eat right. (Not to mention our house is up for sale and it has to be spotless at all times.)
My husband just left for Washington, DC and I'll be cooking for one, for one month. Perfect! Im alone from 6:30 onwards, and have time to kill, so its time to get cooking! The key for me is to prepare everything ahead of time. For breakfasts and snacking in general, quinoa granola is the perfect healthy option. It takes zero time to make, and lasts for 2 weeks in a sealed container. In place of actual granola and oats, this quinoa granola is an amazing gluten free substitute. I actually prefer it to regular granola! You can mix it in with greek yogurt, serve with fresh fruit, or for a muncher like me, snack on it throughout the day!
Prep Time - Under 5 minutes
Cooking Time - 15 - 20 minutes
Organic Quinoa Flakes - 3 cups
Olive Oil - 1.5 cups
High Quality Maple Syrup - 1.5 cups
Walnuts - 1.5 cups
Almonds - 1 cup
Preheat oven to 400.
In a large bowl, whisk together the maple syrup and olive oil. Add the quinoa flakes and mix together until evenly coated. Spread the mixture evenly on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes, stirring every few minutes to evenly distribute heat. Flakes are done at a beautiful golden brown. Let them cool and then add the almonds and walnuts. Shake everything up in a air tight container and devour!! You can also add dried fruit if you want, but I'm not the biggest dried fruit advocate. Hope you guys try this, and let me know how it goes in the comment section below!