Baked Quinoa Casserole with Chicken and Broccoli

quinoa casserole

Real food meets comfort food in this baked Quinoa dish. Casseroles are often are filled with unhealthy ingredients and fat, but this one features all real food ingredients. The chicken and quinoa are loaded with protein and the veggies add the extra bit of vitamins to make this a completely healthy dish!

baked quinoa

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, diced or shredded (rotisserie chicken breast is fine)
  • 2 cups chopped broccoli, cooked
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ medium onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup green onions + more for garnish, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup chopped kalamata olives
  • 3 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided
  • Coconut oil cooking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Cook quinoa as per package instructions. Add to a large mixing bowl along with chicken and cooked broccoli, and mix to combine.
  • Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion, peppers and cook for 2 minutes. Add garlic, green onions, oregano, basil, diced tomatoes, and olives; cook another 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes mixture to the quinoa mixture and combine. Add 1½ cup cheese and mix to combine.
  • Transfer mixture to a baking dish and press on it gently to flatten. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake for 30 minutes, uncovered. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with additional green onions. Serve warm.

Fruity Oatmeal Bake

fruity oatmeal bake

This Fruity Oatmeal Bake is a simple and delicious way to start your morning.

It was perfect for our busy on the go mornings this past week and this sized pan was the perfect amount for my husband and I for the week.

Bonus – making this recipe will cause your house to fill with the fruity and comforting smell of berries and cinnamon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Oats
  • 1 cup Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup blackberries ( you can substitute for any berry )
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (any kind you want!)
  • 2 cups unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 3/4 cup natural maple syrup

 

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Spray a 9×13 pan with coconut oil spray.
  3. Mix together the oats, syrup, baking powder, half of the nuts, cinnamon and 1/2 of the raspberries.
  4. In another bowl mix the egg, vanilla and milk.
  5. Spread the oatmeal mix into the pan, pressing into corners, making sure it’s even.
  6. Pour the milk mixture over the oat mix.
  7. Top with remaining 1/2 raspberries & nuts and sliced bananas.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes.

 

fruity oatmeal bake

21 Day Fix Container Values:

Yellow: 1 (oats)

Purple: 1 (berries + bananas)

Blue: 1 (nuts)

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Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Wings

It is no secret that I love my slow cooker. 

 

These sweet and flavorful Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Wings are sure to be a hit with your whole family.

While I served these wings as a main dish, you could easily serve these tasty morsels as a appetizer at your next party or get together!

Now, I don’t know about you, but everyone in my family LOVES wings.  Especially the fried and greasy kind.  When we go out to this ONE particular restaurant that serves them, it is SUPER tempting for everyone! I love that I can make healthier versions of my family’s favorite CHEAT meals!

When I served THIS recipe to my family, I got two thumbs up from EVERYONE!  Hope your family loves this recipe as much as mine did!

Garlic Wings

Ingredients:

2-3 lbs of wings (I increased my recipe because I have a large crock pot. Be aware that the wings that lay on the bottom of the crock pot will brown more than those piled on top)

3/4 cup of raw honey

1.5 tbsp minced garlic

2 tbsp of olive oil

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp pepper

1-2 tbsp cayenne pepper (if you want a little heat!)

Garlic Wings

Directions:

1. Toss wings into crock pot

2. In a bowl, mix all other ingredients. You may want to heat the honey a little so it mixes and pours easily.

3. Pour mixture over wings. Mix.

4. Cook on low for 6 hours or 3-4 hours on high.

Garlic Wings

If you make this recipe, make sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #fitbuzzfood . I’d love to see what you are cooking up in your kitchen!