Feast Your Eyes: 5 Healthy Quinoa Recipes

It's hard to muster romantic feelings about winter right about now. Three-day weekends are behind us, our Valentine's flowers have wilted, and some of us can barely remember our new year's resolutions. Coworkers and friends alike report they're all feeling a little puffed-up and run-down. The season of colds and comfort foods has caught up with us, and I, for one, am in need of a little healthy inspiration. You too? Enter the mighty quinoa salad.

Lynda at TasteFood tosses kale, quinoa, red cabbage and chickpeas with a lemon-cumin vinaigrette. Get the recipe.

Gillian at Healthy Tasty Cheap (everything we love!) cooks up a big batch of quinoa each week for easy, quick salads and bowls like this one with avocado, tomato and turmeric. Get the recipe.

Don't you feel better just looking at this Moroccan quinoa salad from Greek Kitchen Stories? The crowd the bowl with fresh, crunchy ingredients like marinated vegetables, cilantro, and sliced almonds and sweeten the whole thing up with raisins and cinnamon. Get the recipe.

Tina at scaling back makes a beautifully simple quinoa bowl a little kickier with ginger and sriracha. Get the recipe.

This recipe is a bit more decadent, but we couldn't not include Heidi's sumptuous quinoa with broccoli pesto and florets. Get the recipe.

We like a bowl of grains and veggies when we're feeling less-than-energized. What do you cook when you need a burst of healthful vitality on your dinner plate?

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