Runner Recipe: Maple Quinoa
with Red Grapes
Earlier this week, we talked about the importance of refueling after a morning run. Today, we're going to give you a tool to do it! Introducing maple quinoa with red grapes!
This dish develops a sweet, nutty flavor and is the perfect way to refuel your body! So while you're preparing for the Walt Disney World® Marathon Weekend, remember to: Eat well; run hard!
Maple Quinoa with Red Grapes
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup red grapes, halved
- 1/2 cup whole pecans
- 1 1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- In small pot over medium heat, cook quinoa in water with cinnamon and salt for 18-20 minutes, until all liquid is absorbed.
- While quinoa is cooking, toast pecans in a skillet on medium-low heat until fragrant. Let cool; roughly chop.
- Add maple syrup, chopped pecans, and halved grapes to cooked quinoa.
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Known as the "Diet Diva," Tara Gidus is a nationally acclaimed nutrition expert and the official nutritionist of runDisney.