Quinoa

Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

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Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients:

1 cup Quinoa (omit if no carb allowed at dinner)
1lb of chicken
1 bunch of romaine lettuce
½ cup red bell peppers
½ cup cucumber
¼ cup red onion
½ cup cilantro
2 tbsp Olive oil (use only 1 tbsp if you are only making 1 serving)
Juice of 1 lemon or lime
Splash of rice wine vinegar
Salt/Pepper to taste

Directions:

1.) Cook 1 cup of quinoa in 2 cups of water, bring to boil then immediately turn down to medium/low, cover and let simmer for 10-12 minutes.  Let cool. 
2.) Mince/chop chicken – cook in pan with a misting of olive oil. Add a little salt/pepper to chicken.
3.) Chop veggies, wash romaine lettuce.
4.) Mix all veggies in large bowl. Add olive oil, lemon or lime juice, and vinegar.
5.) Weight out chicken and/or quinoa based on phase, place in 1-3 washed romaine lettuce leafs.
6.) Scoop and add as much of veggie mixture to the top of quinoa/chicken mix.
7.) Make extras! Saves well in fridge for 1-2 days!

Megan's Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper

Megan’s Quinoa Stuffed Bell Pepper

Ingredients:
3-4 bell peppers, tops cut, stemmed and seeded (depending on amount making)
1-2 cups cooked Quinoa (depending on amount making)
1 can of green chilies
½ cup Diced tomatoes
3 tbsp Cilantro
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Garlic powder
½ teaspoon Onion powder or use 1-2 tbsp of fresh red onion
½ teaspoon chili powder
Salt/Pepper
Optional (if carbs and fat are allowed at meal):  black beans, feta cheese and/or prepared shredded chicken breast or shredded rotisserie chicken.

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In large bowl combine cooked quinoa, green chilies, tomatoes, cilantro, cumin, garlic, onion, chili powder, salt, pepper, and phase appropriate amount of black beans/feta at the end after each portion is measured out if you’d like to add.
Spoon the filling into the bell pepper. Place in oven safe dish, cavity side up and bake until the peppers are tender and the filling is headed through. About 20-30mins.
ENJOY!!
** these save for the next day lunch. Make filling and add to pepper separately if more meals are desired. Easy prep once it’s all prepared. If you add chicken make sure you weigh your phase appropriate amount before adding.