Quinoa Lettuce Wraps

I know some people are sick of seeing recipes for quinoa, or as my husband calls it kin-oya...but, you are just going to have to get over it because it is so darn good for you.  It's high in protein, gluten free, alkaline forming, and just plain old delicious. I don't think people will stop talking about it for awhile, I certainty won't.

I like to make a big bowl of quinoa on Sunday nights so that I can have something healthy to grab out of the fridge to make a quick healthy meal. Eating well is very important for glowing skin. No matter what products you use, whether it be our skincare products or not, if you eat junk food daily, chances are it will show on your skin. Also, if you eat junk, you will feel like junk. This is one of my absolute favorite quinoa recipes and it only takes about 10 minutes to prep so no excuses! 


How good do those babies look! This recipe is quick and easy. 


2 large leafs of romaine lettuce that have been washed
1/2 cup cooked quinoa
Diced mushrooms
Diced red pepper
1 clove of garlic diced
Dollop of coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp of organic salsa *optional*
Sprinkle of red chili flakes *optional*


Heat cast iron skillet on medium heat with the oil of your choosing. I use coconut oil for this particular recipe, because I find it gives nice flavor. Once the pan is hot, add in garlic, mushrooms, and red peppers. Saute for about 5 minutes, you may want to turn the heat down a little for this. Once your mushrooms and peppers are looking good, add in your cup of cooked quinoa and salsa. All you are doing here is heating the quinoa up a little. When it is warmed to your likeness, take it off the heat. 

Lay your romaine lettuce out flat, and scoop out your quinoa into the center of the lettuce. 

Fold in both ends, roll up, and enjoy! 

Quick Tip: When cooking quinoa  make sure you rinse it off first, as the surface can contain a natural bitter coating of saponins. A lot of companies will have already washed before packaging, but better safe than sorry.