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Quinoa With Pan-Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($1.24 per serving)

Quinoa brussels

It’s quinoa and Brussels sprouts, practically synonyms for incredibly healthy. This meal has a grain, a vegetable and a protein, all in one dish.

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, stemmed and halved
  • 2 lemons
  • 6 strips bacon, cooked crispy and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons minced onion or 1 small white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • salt to taste

  1. Combine quinoa with 2 cups water. Bring to boil. Lower temperature and simmer until all water is absorbed (around 20 minutes).
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the Brussels sprouts, any stray leaves, the bacon and the onion.
  3. Squeeze lemon juice onto the vegetables and sauté for 5-7 minutes over medium-high heat unit the Brussels sprouts have turned bright green and begin to brown slightly. Remove from heat.
  4. Stir in pepper and salt to taste.
  5. Toss Brussels sprouts mixture with the quinoa. Serve warm.