Last week I ordered a set of Zumba DVDs and the set also came with a “nutritional guide”. I have to admit that I’m often skeptical of this nutrition programs, but you never know when you’ll get a good recipe out of it.
I have to say that after reading through it, I’m quite impressed with the program that they advertise. It seems quite healthy at least.
One thing that I do like about these types of “nutrition guide”/recipe books is often a lot of the recipes are single serving and easy to throw together.
I tried their “Charming Cherry Quinoa” for dinner tonight.
2oz chicken breast
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
1 TBSP pistachios
2 TBSP dried cherries
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
Put the chicken in a pot and cover with water. Bring water to a boil then lower the heat so the water is just barely simmering. Let the chicken cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and cover the pot. Let the chicken sit in hot water for about 10 minutes or until cooked through. Remove chicken from water and blot off any excess water. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste.
I made a couple of substitutions. I prefer chicken thighs and I already had sliced almonds in the house. I decided to add sauteed spinach to it and grilled my chicken.
This recipe tasted amazing and was super filling.