Apple-Protein Quinoa Bowl

I’ve had a terrible reality to deal with since I started Invisalign:  I can’t eat apples.

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Okay, let me clarify, I can eat apples, very slowly, if they are sliced or diced.  I have yet to finish an entire apple, because it takes so darn long to eat one this way.  Because of the Propel procedure, my teeth aren’t gripping anything tightly… it feels like they are holding on for dear life in there, and I really don’t feel like biting into something and losing one of these guys in the process.  Plus, it hurts like whoa to try to bite into something harder than lettuce.

Yes, it’s good for me that I cannot mow down on chips and candy, but not being able to eat apple and granola, which I (used to) eat e’ry day is a big adjustment.  #firstworldproblems.  I know, not a big deal at all.  In fact, that’s what inspired me to make this dish!  I still have apples around because I can’t stop buying them, so I need to be more creative with them.  I made this dish on a cool, rainy night, and it was awesome.  For my vegetarian friends out there, feel free to sub-out the chicken sausage with walnuts or even beans!

Enjoy 🙂


Materials:

  • pan
  • spatula or spoon
  • cutting board and knife
  • peeler
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 apple
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 apple chicken sausage links, cooked OR 1/3 c walnuts (for vegetarian)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of paprika (optional)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Peel your apple.      image2  Cut into bite-size pieces.image1
  2. Heat butter over medium heat in a pan.
  3. Add apple and cinnamon to the pan.  FullSizeRenderCook until apple pieces are tender, about 6 to 8 minutes (stir occasionally).IMG_4418
  4. Slice sausageFullSizeRender into small bite-size pieces.  If you are making a vegetarian dish, crush walnuts into small pieces.
  5. In each bowl for serving, place a 1/2 c of quinoa, sausage (or walnuts), and apples in each bowl.  Add paprika and salt to taste.FullSizeRender
  6. Mix and enjoy!FullSizeRender

Apple-Protein Quinoa Bowl

  • Servings: 2
  • Time: 10 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Materials:

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  • pan
  • spatula or spoon
  • cutting board and knife
  • peeler
  • measuring cups and spoons

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 apple
  • 1 T butter
  • 2 apple chicken sausage links, cooked OR 1/3 c walnuts (for vegetarian)
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of paprika (optional)
  • salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Peel your apple.  Cut into bite-size pieces.
  2. Heat butter over medium heat in a pan.
  3. Add apple and cinnamon to the pan.  Cook until apple pieces are tender, about 6 to 8 minutes (stir occasionally).
  4. Slice sausage into small bite-size pieces.  If you are making a vegetarian dish, crush walnuts into small pieces.
  5. In each bowl for serving, place a 1/2 c of quinoa, sausage (or walnuts), and apples in each bowl.  Add paprika and salt to taste.
  6. Mix and enjoy!

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