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Shape Up with Bonnie

Bonnie Morrissey blogs about working out and eating well.



June 23, 2014 1 p.m.



I know i've talked about this recipe before, but it's just SO good and easy, that it warranted another shout out.  It is a perfect summer dish, and a great way to add extra vegetables into your diet.  The other awesome thing about this recipe is that you can add in any kids of vegetables that you like...a great way to use up some things in your fridge!            











  • Quinoa (1 cup uncooked makes well over 2 cups cooked, so I used about 1.5 cups cooked)

  • cucumbers (1 large English cucumber)

  • celery (5 big stalks chopped)

  • yellow peppers (1)

  • grape tomatoes (about 15 halved)

  • fresh basil

  • fresh lemon juice

  • salt


PROPORTIONS:  I like to have ALOT of vegetables and less quinoa. DIRECTIONS:   


  • Make quinoa as directed.


  • Chop all vegetables and mix with quinoa in a bowl.


  • Add a bunch of fresh basil to a mini cuisinart (or hand chop) with the juice of 2 fresh lemons. Blend on high.  Pour over quinoa and vegetables.


  • Add salt to taste.  Add more lemon juice as needed.


WHAT IS QUINOA?  It is a highly nutritious, 100% whole grain gluten-free seed, that is a good source of protein, containing all 8 amino acids. And like I said, you can use ANY vegetables you like! Another "recipe" i like is quinoa, steamed asparagus & broccoli chopped, dill, lemon, and salt.  It's so fresh and delicious, you should try that too!



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About this blog:

Bonnie Morrissey, fitness and nutrition expert, and creator of Bonnie's Bootcamp and owner of Diet Doc Metrowest, blogs about working out, what to eat, when to eat, and how to live a happier and healthier life. Her no-nonsense, "No More Excuses" approach will motivate you to get off the couch, get moving, eat better, and make a positive change in your life. Stay tuned for workout and nutrition tips, Bootcamp-approved recipes, and a big dose of inspiration to the tune of, "You Have the Power to Change Your Body and Change Your Life."

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