Quinoa Granola and a Puppy Pal

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Kobi made a new friend! At first, he was a bit scared. Cubby’s tail kept whacking him but I’m glad there were no hard feelings. The two spent some quality time playing outside and enjoying the first day of spring!20140320-200627.jpg

Kobi learned some good social skills from Cubby, but thankfully he didn’t start eating sticks (see Cubby above). I don’t think his little body would have handled it very well.


Later in the day, I made granola for tomorrow morning! It is protein packed, and perfectly portioned to give you just the right amounts of healthy fats, proteins, and fiber! I didn’t add any dried  fruits, but feel free to add some after you finish baking or else they will burn.

1/2 cup oats (We only had quick oats, but I would use rolled/steel cut if possible)

1/3 cup quinoa, uncooked

1.5 tbsp whole flax seed

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 scoop protein powder

1/ tsp vanilla

2 tbsp almonds, chopped

2 tbsp pecans, chopped

1/2 tbsp agave

>>Preheat oven to 350F. Rinse the oats and quinoa. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and push down/spread the mixture onto a pan. Bake for about 30 mins, stirring halfway through.   [Makes 5 servings]


Quinoa Granola

4 fat, 2 grain, 3 protein

1/2 cup uncooked quinoa  [1 protein, 2 grain, 1/2 fat]

1/2 cup nuts [2 protein, 2 fat]

2 tbsp. shredded coconut [1 fat]

1 tbsp. ground flaxseed [1/2 fat]

2 tbsp. applesauce

1 tsp cinnamon

pinch of salt

1 packet stevia

>>Wash and soak uncooked quinoa for 5-6 hours. Rinse and press dry to remove access water.

Combine flaxseed, applesauce, and stevia. Separately mix the other ingredients. Combine all together and spread onto baking sheet. Bake 20-25 min @ 350F. Stir halfway through baking.