Cheesy Broccoli & Quinoa Casserole

If there is only one recipe I share that you decide to try, choose this one!

By combining a few different casserole recipes, I have found perfection in a casserole!

This casserole is vegetarian, gluten free, and packed with protein.

I have served this dish to my family of 5, all of whom LOVE it. I have as well served it at two separate dinner parties, both of which led to all of the guests requesting the recipe- it is seriously THAT GOOD!

One casserole serves approximately 6. Each serving contains 500 calories, and 30 grams of protein!

INGREDIENTS

•2 1/2 cups (400g bag) uncooked quinoa

•4 1/2 cup water

•2 vegetable stock cubes

•1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt

•2 tsp cornstarch

•2 cups fresh spinach

•4 cups shredded skim mozzarella cheese

•4 cups fresh broccoli florets

INSTRUCTIONS

1) Set oven to 400

2) Steam broccoli in microwave (about 4 minutes in covered microwave safe dish with about 1 inch water in the bottom). Put aside.

3) Wisk water, vegetable stock and cornstarch in pot on stovetop. Heat to boiling.

4)In 9×13 baking dish, add quinoa. Pour boiling water mixture over top.

5) Add spinach and 3/4 of cheese to baking dish.

6) Bake for 30-35 minutes.

7) Remove casserole from oven, mix in steamed broccoli, and sprinkle remaining cheese over top.

8) Bake for additional 5 minutes until cheese is slightly browned.

Serve immediately!

Store leftovers in refrigerator, and reheat using microwave.

Overnight Oats

There has been a lot of hype on my IG account (@morethanmommmy) about overnight oats, and for good reason! Here’s everything you need to know…

Overnight oats have become a staple in my weekly meals. Overnight oats are the perfect pre-prepped meal for breakfast or lunch. They are quick, easy, portable, and PACKED with protein and super foods!

The flavour combinations to be created are endless, so experiment with your own personal favourite fruits and flavours!

Below I will outline the recipe needed for the base of overnight oats. I will also give you the recipes for 3 of my favourite flavours so far.

Remember! Overnight oats are a personal preference- change things up to your own liking!

The most important thing to figure out is your “base”. For me that is:

•1/2 cup oats

•1/3-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

•1 tablespoon Greek yogurt .

Chocolate Cherry Overnight Oats!

aprox 330 calories and over 40grams protein

Additional ingredients: (on top of base)

•1 scoop chocolate Diesel New Zealand Whey Isolate (or your choice of chocolate protein powder)

•0.5-1 cup frozen cherries

•{optional} Skinny Girl sweetener

•{optional} cocoa powder

Peanut Butter Banana Overnight Oats

Additional ingredients:

•1 scoop Vanilla or Peanut Butter Protein Powder

•Fresh banana (as much as you like. For me that’s about 2/3 of a medium sized banana)

•1-2 tablespoons of PB2 (high protein powdered peanut butter) AND/OR 1-2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter

•1-2 tablespoons of pure maple syrup

Strawberry Overnight Oats: (so simple, but my favorite)

• 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

•1/2 cup sliced strawberries

•2-4 tablespoons pure maple syrup

And don’t forget to add all of your favourite super foods! Some of my staples are:

hemp hearts

•chia seeds

•Salba seeds

•flax seed/flax seed oil

Once you’ve added all of your ingredients to your mason jar, put the lid on and shake it up well (some recipes require a little stirring)

Place your overnight oats in the fridge overnight, and enjoy in the morning! I personally love to heat them up and add a touch of maple syrup… (my husband likes it straight from the fridge)

PREPARE TO BE OBSESSED!