Disclosure: Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad post was sponsored by Minute® Ready to Serve Organics, but the recipe and opinions are entirely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Beyond the Chicken Coop!
I am striving to eat better this summer. This is challenging because when I’m home I tend to snack all day and on other days we are go, go, go and it’s hard to grab something nutritious to eat.
During the school year I always make my lunch and take it with me. I’ve decided I need to use this same strategy and pack a lunch on days we are on the go. I even started to make a lunch in the morning on those days we are staying home. I’m more apt to go for something I’ve already made and avoid snacking on things I shouldn’t be snacking on!
I am really into salads right now and especially salads with whole grains. This Quinoa, Brown Rice and Peach Salad is beyond delicious and it travels really well. I make it in the morning, throw it in an insulated lunch cooler, and at lunch time…BAM! I have a wholesome and delicious lunch!
Minute Ready to Serve Organics are new conveniently packaged single-serve cups. Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic is one of my favorites. It is delicious all by itself, but I’ve also been using it to make a salad with fresh peaches and pecans!
The peaches add a bit of sweetness and the pecans add extra crunch. The dressing is simple – just a squeeze of fresh orange juice, white wine vinegar, a touch of honey and a few seasonings. That’s it! If you felt you wanted some extra protein, you could also chop up cooked chicken and add it to the mix.
Minute Ready to Serve Organics comes in three different varieties; Ready to Serve Organic Brown Rice, Ready to Serve Organic White Rice and Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic. They are gluten-free and preservative free and delicious!
Other Great Recipes Using Quinoa:
Whole grains mixed with fresh peaches and chopped pecans.
- 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic
- 1/2 cup Fresh peach chopped
- 1/4 cup Chopped pecans
- 2 whole Green onions chopped
- 2 Tablespoons Fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 Tablespoon White wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Honey
- 1/8 teaspoon Red pepper flakes
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 teaspoon Pepper
Remove plastic covering from quinoa and rice bowl. Microwave for one minute. Place quinoa and rice in a mixing bowl. Let rice mixture cool.
When rice mixture has cooled, add chopped peaches, pecans and green onions. Stir lightly to mix ingredients.
In a separate bowl, combine orange juice, vinegar, honey, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.
Pour dressing over rice mixture. Stir
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Organics.