This post is sponsored by truRoots but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Mixing it up in the kitchen can lead to tasty results, and after making a Roasted Broccoli + Quinoa Lettuce Cups with TruRoots Roasted Garlic Quinoa and Brown Rice some months back, I wanted to try other flavors as well in other recipes. Autumn is a great season for having fun in the kitchen and experimenting, because there are sooo many great options for delicious produce that are available- think pumpkin, cranberries, brussels sprouts, butternut squash, and so much more! Taste buds never have it so good as they do in the fall, when fresh veggies are plentiful and the colors are as vibrant as the flavors. For me, someone who loves vegetables, it’s my happiest eating and entertaining season.
For my newest simple, yummy recipe that is simple and fast for parents to make, while also providing family a nutritious meal, I made a Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Cranberry Quinoa Medley dish with TruRoots Organic Quick Cook Spanish Style Quinoa, Brown Rice and Red Bean Blend. It cooks up fast (typical of TruRoots Quick Cook Quinoas), so I can offer my family delicious, wholesome grains such as quinoa and brown rice without waiting a looong time for it to cook. I love brussels sprouts (it’s one of the vegetables you discover the amazingness of as an adult and realize you didn’t appreciate enough as a kid), and when roasted in olive oil and sprinkled with sweet cranberries, it becomes a savory dish children will enjoy as well.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Cranberry Quinoa Medley
2 packages TruRoots Organic Quick Cook Spanish Style Quinoa, Brown Rice and Red Bean Blend
1 lb brussels sprouts, rinsed and halved
1 cup dried cranberries
seasoning to taste
1. Preheat oven to 425º F and bake brussels sprouts in a baking dish, drizzled in olive oil, for 25 minutes.
2. Cook TruRoots Organic Spanish Style Blend on stove top over medium heat as per directions on package until heated through (or microwave in vented package for 60 seconds).
3. Mix TruRoots, brussels sprouts, and cranberries in a bowl, serve, and enjoy! Serves four very well.
The TruRoots Organic Quick Cook Spanish Style Quinoa, Brown Rice and Red Bean Blend has both quinoa and brown rice, as well as red beans, onions, green bell peppers, and seasoning. It’s rife with rich flavor, so there really does not need to be much else added. The brussels sprouts in this recipe is the longest step, so cook the TruRoots and prep the final bowl while it bakes to save time. The end result is delicious and nutritious.
TruRoots Quick Cook Grains are organic, wholesome and delicious, and are both ideal for side dishes and as part of the main meal. It’s an ideal option for the holidays, because we want to host large, welcoming family feasts that leave guests cheerfully satisfied, but don’t want to spend days planning it out and working on it. Maybe the turkey can take longer, but why should the rest of it take up more time than necessary? Spend your time outside the kitchen and with your family instead! Most TruRoots Quick Cook Grains varieties are ready in 60 seconds, and they are a good source of protein. The grains are Non-GMO Project Verified, only the highest quality ingredients are used.
Other varieties of TruRoots Organic Quick Cook Grains to help you elevate your cooking include:
– Vegetable Medley Quinoa and Brown Rice Blend
– Roasted Garlic Quinoa and Brown Rice Blend
– Olive Oil and Sea Salt Quinoa, Brown Rice and Lentil Blend