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3/23/16

QUINOA AND CARROT SALAD - No Sodium Recipes for National Nutrition Month

There's more to healthy nutrition than meets the eye – proper nutrition comes down to the right serving size, eating foods naturally rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, the right amount of protein and keeping your sugar and sodium in-take in check.

In honor of March's National Nutrition Month, arm yourself with the right knowledge and recipes for life (not just the month).


I've included several healthy and easy recipes below, created by Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa,, Anthony Stewart.

All of the recipes below contain zero salt!
Bon Appetite!


QUINOA AND CARROT SALAD
created by Executive Chef at Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa, Anthony Stewart.



Serves 4 to 6

  • ¾ cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice (or more, if desired)
  • ½ seedless cucumber, chopped (optional)

Bring quinoa and 1-1/2 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan.

Reduce heat to low, and cover and simmer until tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 15 minutes.

Fluff with a fork.  Let cool.

In a medium bowl, combine quinoa, carrots, garlic, and onion.

Add oregano, mint, and orange juice.

Add cucumber, if desired.

Toss to combine.


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Colette is a busy mom of 2 kids focusing solely on being a mom. She hails from the Caribbean and now balances the full life of being a SAHM and dabbling in odd jobs to help around the home. She enjoys sharing her memories, hopes, food, travel, entertainment, and product experiences on her blog. Please read my disclosure 
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23 comments :

  1. I was just thinking about making a carrot salad. This one is perfect.

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  2. I love quinoa. This sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to make it.

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  3. I put grated carrots in everything, this looks great!

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  4. I had no idea that March was Nutrition Month. It's good that you're helping promote proper nutrition, quinoa is the best choice! It's really packed with health benefits!

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  5. I'm trying to be mindful of the amount of sodium in my diet. Whenever we eat out, the amount of salt used is horrendously high. Thanks for this recipe- it looks & sounds delicious!

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  6. This sounds delicious. My kids think everything should have carrots, so I think they will really like this.

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  7. It sounds delicious. I've never had much of quinoa before until a few weeks ago. I like it.

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  8. This looks good to try soon. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I've always had reservations about Quinoa. It's really, really nice and it's healthier too. This recipe will work wonders.

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  10. i have been wanting to try quinoa so i think this might be the perfect recipe for me do test it out with

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  11. Yum. Cucumber and Orange juice! I want to give this a try!

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  12. This Quinoa and carrot recipe looks so delicious and healthy! I should make it for my family! I’ve also heard pink Himalayan salt can be a wonderful and healthy alternative to table salt!

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  13. This recipe sounds so delicious. I love quinoa, but I haven't tried it in a salad yet!

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  14. Looks delicious even though I'm still not sure I know what quinoa is...

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  15. wow no sodium salad. I would want to try your carrot salad :)

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  16. I laughed at the gal who said she puts carrots in everything. Not a bad tactic. ;) I'd eat quinoa and carrot salad, it sounds good to me.

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  17. I need a health kick right now so your recipe has come at the right moment for me! Thank you x

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  18. Sounds delicious, i often try out vegetarian recipes i get bored of meat sometimes.

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  19. Looks healthy and delicious. I would have never thought to combine and create this

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  20. Looks like a healthy dish! I am learning to love quinoa.

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  21. Oh dear I cannot keep up with the many things we celebrate these days. I did not know March was nutrition month. Truth be told everyday should be nutrition day

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  22. Yum! I love quinoa this looks perfect. I can't wait to give it a try.

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  23. This looks delicious. I love the healthy part of quinoa.

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