Menopause Diet: Veggie Delight

Well Balanced DietThis delicious recipe contains many ingredients that help support our bodies with the proper nutrition during menopause:

  • Quinoa: high in vegan protein
  • Collard greens:  calcium, vitamin C
  • Lentils:  fiber, folate, protein
  • Red bell peppers:  vitamin C, beta-carotene
  • Soy nuts:  soy protein

Menopause Diet:  Veggie Delight

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups quinoa, uncooked
1 cup collard greens, chopped
1 cup black lentils
1/4 cup red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/3 cup onion, finely minced
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. roasted soy nuts
2 tbsp. NutriFit Lemon Garden Blend
1 tsp. vegetable broth

Directions:

1. Rinse the quinoa in a colander three times until the water runs clear. Drain well.

2. Heat a nonstick saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil, onions, and bell pepper and saute for 2-5 minutes, or until onion is translucent. Add the quinoa to the pan and saute for 5 minutes, until the grains are coated and lightly toasted.

3. Add the broth to the pan with the lentils, collards and seasoning; bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook until liquid is absorbed and quinoa is cooked.

4. Sprinkle the soy nuts over the top before serving.

Jacqueline Keller, Founding Director/Executive Chef, NutriFit LLC

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