A couple of years ago I stumbled on a recipe for a quinoa salad. Up until that point I really hadn't dipped my toe into the hipster-quinoa-kale bandwagon, but this salad was good. Then, I totally forgot about the recipe.
Fast forward to this summer and our trip to Texas (photos here, here & here). We were so busy having fun that I knew putting together healthy (and genuinely tasty) meals would probably not be a priority.
So I bought a box of quinoa, some feta cheese & veggies and here's how I made it.
Boil a cup of quinoa with two cups of water. Drain, let cool.
Add a big squeeze of lemon juice, crumbled feta (this is all to taste, really), finely chopped onion and then any of the following:
lots of herbs - parsley, basil, thyme are all good
toasted walnuts or pecans, pine nuts etc
raisins, craisins (if you like a pop of sweet)
Also, if you don't like feta, you can substitute some other cheese but it's best with a salty, sharp cheese.
The thing is - after you've made a big batch and eaten some, you can just pop this in the fridge and nibble off of it for several days. It's delicious and very, very healthy.
Caveat - my kids don't eat this. HOWEVER, if you added chunks of cheddar and omitted, say, the onions, you might get them to eat this. Not my kids, but maybe yours.