Fit Mom Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Fit Mom Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
Leah Nolan

After seven straight days of eating dessert over the holiday break my body was begging me to take a serious sugar detox. On my quest to a nutritious 2017 I started thinking while I love leafy greens, there’s only so much lettuce, kale and spinach a girl can eat. I began doing a little research into healthy grains. What’s the difference between quinoa, farro and freekeh? Are they better than rice? And what the heck is spelt? I was determined to find out. After pouring over countless articles I concluded that quinoa was probably the best route to go. It’s gluten-free, comes in several varieties and packs a ton of nutritional benefits.

I opted for red quinoa because it traditionally holds its shape better than white (and it looks so much prettier in salads). It was easy to pair with my favorite seasonal roasted veggies, and I felt myself becoming healthier the minute I started eating it! Okay, maybe not really, but at least I’m on my way, right? What’s your favorite healthy recipe? Tell me in the comments below!

Photo Credit & Food Styling: Leah Nolan


Target: Cutting Board // CB2: Mini Bowl // Crate & Barrel: Dinner Plate 

CB2: Gold Flatware // Williams-Sonoma: Champagne Vinegar

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