Marinated chicken and quinoa + warm cinnamon pears!


Marinated chicken with quinoa


4 thin cut chicken breasts

2 TBS Zero calorie balsamic dressing (in previous post)

1 TBS garlic & herb Mrs. Dash

1 TBS garlic powder

1c uncooked quinoa

2c all natural low sodium chicken stock

1 roma tomato

1/4 avocado

1c uncooked baby spinach


shaved parmesan to taste


Marinate the chicken with the spices and the balsamic dressing. Spray pan with cooking spray and cook until no longer pink. Quinoa: Place chicken broth and quinoa in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil then immediately turn down to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes. Sauté the spinach with the EVOO. Cut up avocado and tomato and place on top of chicken and quinoa while warm.

Warm cinnamon pears


2 red pears

1 TBS lemon juice

1 TBS honey or agave syrup

1TBS Brummel & Brown

1tsp cinnamon

1/2tsp nutmeg

dollop of Noosa gluten free honey yogurt (found at Kroger)


Cut up pears into cubes. Toss with lemon juice, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place Brummel and Brown into pan. When melted place coated pears into pan and let cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with chilled yogurt!


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