Rinse quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Place rinsed quinoa in a medium pot with the water and a pinch of sea salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 15 - 20 minutes till all the water is absorbed
Remove cooked quinoa from pot, place in a large bowl and let cool.\
Combine olive oil,, lime juice, cumin and sea salt in a small bowl. Whisk together and pour over cooled quinoa. Toss together.
Add cilantro, green onions, jalapeño pepper, red bell pepper, black beans and toss again.
A great metabolism boosting, lean protein recipe! Make extra and add a sliced chicken breast to your salad for lunch the next day.
Preheat oven to 425F. Layer ½ of the lemon slices on the bottom of a baking dish. Sprinkle with ½ of the herbs and ½ of the sliced garlic.
Place the chicken breasts on top and sprinkle salt & pepper. Place remaining lemon, herbs and garlic on top of the chicken. Drizzle with olive oil. Cover with a lid or foil.
Bake for 45 minutes until chicken is cooked through. If you want the chicken to be a bit more “roasty” then remove the lid/foil and broil for another few minutes (watching carefully not to burn it).
Serve & enjoy!
Served with steamed broccoli or roasted cauliflower, this makes for a satisfying meal! Double the recipe to freeze several grab ‘n go lunches.
Rinse rice and cook 1 cup rice to 2 cups of water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for approx 40 minutes. While rice is cooking saute cubed chicken in coconut oil till done and slightly browned. Remove from pan and place in a bowl to keep warm while you saute the onion and garlic for 4 – 5 minutes. Add spices and stir to coat onion. Add coconut milk, peas and the chicken back to the pan. Adjust spices to taste. Simmer till rice is done allowing chicken to be heated through and flavours to blend. Serve on top of rice and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!
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If we haven't met ... Hi! I'm Jennifer Lloyd, a Holistic Nutritionist and Health Coach. I am passionate about living a life of health and vitality and inspiring my clients to take their own lives to the next level.