I've really been into quinoa recently. It's a great way to get a full serving of protein for vegetarians because it's a complete protein. That means it has all the essential amino acids your body needs, just like meat. In addition to all the great protein, it also tastes pretty fantastic with its earthy, nutty flavor! The recipe below really brings it all together with sweet, crisp flavor from the apples and the tart chewiness from the cranberries to really represent fall flavors. Add in some juicy grapes and fresh bell peppers, and you have a recipe for success!
This salad is a great way to get your full serving of vegetables for the day while keeping you feeling full from all the protein. Serve a smaller portion as a side salad to go alongside your main, or bulk up the portion and serve it as the main event. I've even had this salad for breakfast - the flavors totally work!