Quinoa and Spinach Soup

This is a great, healthy recipe I stole from Jamie's blog. It's vegetarian, but quinoa is actually a grain that is a perfect protein!

1 med onion (diced 1 1/4 cups)
3 cups low sodium veggie broth
1/2 cup quinoa, rinsed
1 - 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and organo
10oz spinach leaves

1. Coat large saucepan with cooking spray and heat over med heat. Add onion, and saute 5 min, or until soft. Stir in broth and 4 cups water, and bring to boil. Add quinoa, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and simmer 15 min.
2. Stir in tomatoes and spinach leaves. Simmer 5 minutes, uncovered, or until spinach and quinoa are tender. Season with salt and pepper, if desired and serve immediately.

If your kids are averse to spinach or tomato textures, try using a stick blender and creating a puree.

4 comments:

  1. Wow..I am impressed that your kids eat this soup...sounds healthy but my kids are frighten of anything "green"..hee hee!
    -sandy toe

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  2. it is so good they will eat it up! for real!

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