McC, I saw this and thought of you. Veggie and has pecans, which are safe for you guys right? Looks yummy! Though i see at the bottom: 11 WW points. http://www.cookingquinoa.net/apple-pecan-and-goat-cheese-quinoa-salad
For the salad:
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water or vegetable broth
2 apples, diced (you can use your favorite variety)
1/2 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 cups fresh baby spinach, roughly chopped
6 oz crumbled goat cheese
For the dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1-2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
salt, to taste
Bring water or vegetable broth to a boil in a small pot. Add quinoa, lower to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes, checking periodically, until all water/broth is absorbed and quinoa has cooked.
While quinoa is cooking, prepare the other ingredients.
Chop the apples, pecans, and spinach.
Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a mason jar with a lid and shaking to combine or in a bowl and whisking to mix.
Once quinoa is finished cooking, combine quinoa with apples, pecans, cranberries, and spinach.
Toss with dressing.
Top with goat cheese and serve.
Servings 6, Calories 409, Fat 26.7g, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 13.6g, Cholesterol 30mg, Sodium 148mg, Fiber 4.9g, Sugars 9.7g, WW Pts 11