Salads

Quinoa, Strawberry Spinach Salad

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I'm road testing salad recipes for sack lunches. I'm back to work in about 3 weeks and I need a few more lunch ideas. I like quinoa in salads because it gives a salad a protein boost without adding meat. I used pomegranate molasses in the dressing. Pomegranate molasses is a fancy term for pomegranate juice that has been reduced to a syrup. The stove does all the work, you just have to be nearby to turn off the heat when the juice transforms into a syrup. If you can't find perline

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1 pint strawberries sliced
5 ozs spinach leaves
1/3 cup sliced red onion
8 oz Perline Mozzarella(pearl-sized mozzarella balls)
3 cups cooked quinoa
1/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts

Vinaigrette
3-4 tbsp pomegranate molasses
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tsp honey
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper
To make pomegranate molasses Place 2 cups of pomegranate juice in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Boil until the juice has reduced to about a 1/3 cup(about 20 minutes) and coats the back of a spoon. The...
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Nutritions

Calories
643

Sodium
391mg
16% DV

Fat
27g
41% DV

Protein
23g
46% DV

Carbs
69g
23% DV

Fiber
8g
33% DV

Marinated Taro Root

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A marinated snack that can be used to replace late night bad habit cravings!

8 small taro roots
water
salt
1 cup yogurt, mixed with enough water to submerge roots (add salt)
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  1. Wash the taro roots well.
  2. Slightly cut a slit into each root, but not big enough to split the root into two pieces. This will allow the water and marinade to go into the taro root

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Nutritions

Calories
103

Sodium
946mg
39% DV

Fat
1g
2% DV

Protein
7g
14% DV

Carbs
17g
5% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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