Swiss Chard and Mushroom Quinoa
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Serves: 4 cups
This swiss chard and mushroom quinoa makes the perfect base for any meal. Add lean protein, like grilled chicken, or try tofu to keep it vegan.
  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups swiss chard
  • 2, 4oz cans of mushroom pieces
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cook quinoa according to package directions, stopping ~1-2 minutes shy of suggested cooking time.
  2. While quinoa is cooking, heat oil in a skillet. Once hot, add in garlic (I used a garlic press, but you could also finely chop)
  3. Next, add Swiss chard and sauté until wilted, ~1-2 minutes. Add in mushrooms, season with salt and pepper, and cook for ~1 minute until heated through.
  4. Add swiss chard mixture to quinoa and cook for last 1-2 minutes
  5. Voila! Dig in!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 190 Fat: 5.1 Carbohydrates: 29.6 Protein: 7.5
Recipe by Colleen Christensen Nutrition at