Every once in a while, I really crave comfort food. Last Thursday was one of those times. But, I wanted to satisfy my craving without sacrificing nutrition and that isn’t always easy.
A few days before, as luck would have it, my friend Kim shared a recipe for Cheesy Broccoli Quinoa with me. Of course I had to try it. And, I wanted to share this recipe with you all sooner because it was almost too good not to, but I thought I’d save it for Meatless Monday (hint hint: make this tonight)…
Quinoa Mac & Cheese with Broccoli
What you need:
- 1 c quinoa
- 1 3/4 c veggie broth
- 2 c broccoli, chopped
- 1 c reduced fat cheddar, shredded
- pepper, to taste
What to do:
- Add quinoa and broth to a large pot and bring to a boil over medium heat
- Add broccoli
- Reduce heat and simmer covered until the broth has been absorbed and the quinoa is tender, about 15-20 minutes
- Stir in the cheese until melted and pepper to taste
Probably the most simple version of mac & cheese I’ve ever made and the healthiest by far.
If you’re feeling crazy, totally give my Red Wine Ice Cream a try. Not a bad dessert option after a little healthy comfort food fix!
What’s your favorite comfort food?