Have you been thinking about what side dish to make for Thanksgiving Dinner? Ditch the same old green bean casserole for this colorful and healthy dish. The combination of spices in this recipe with cranberries, pecans, and quinoa have all the FLAVOR of a classic Thanksgiving dish. As a bonus, this recipe can be made up in advance.
Our healthy and delicious Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries and Pecans recipe is sure to be a family favorite!
Health Benefits of Quinoa:
Protein: Quinoa is a complete protein, which means that the quality of protein it provides is similar to that of animal protein. Compared to other grains, it is high in protein. This makes quinoa a great vegetarian option.
Fiber: The high fiber content of quinoa will help you feel full.
Nutrients: Quinoa is so packed with nutrients it is often called a “super-food”. Quinoa is a good source of manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, foliate, iron, and zinc.
Antioxidants: Quinoa is antioxidant rich. Antioxidants help protect your body from cancer.
Healthy Fats: Compared to other grains, quinoa has high amounts of heart healthy unsaturated fats.