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Monday, January 21, 2013

Clean Eat Recipe :: Quinoa Jambalaya

Recipe from: Oxygen Magazine

A good friend of ours shared this great, clean jambalaya recipe from Oxygen Magazine. Try it out - it is delicious! We only had to slightly alter the original and doubled the recipe so that we would have leftovers to eat the next day.

Quinoa Jambalaya

Olive Oil (just to coat the pan)
1 Onion, chopped
2 Zucchini, chopped 
2 Red Bell Peppers, chopped 
2 Cloves of Garlic, minced 2 Chicken Sausage, sliced (we use Trader Joes) 
1/2 cup of Dry 
 1 cup of Chicken Broth (no salt or reduced sodium) 
1 28 oz can of Diced Tomatoes (we used fire roasted) 
1/2 lb of Shrimp, peeled & deveined 
Sea Salt & Pepper 

1. Saute onion, zucchini, bell peppers, garlic, & sausage in a pan for 5 minutes (you will need a large pan!). 
2. Add the quinoa & stir.  Cook 2 minutes.
3. Add broth & tomatoes & bring to a boil. Reduce heat & cover. Simmer for 10 minutes.
4. Add shrimp & cover to simmer again. Simmer for 5-10 minutes (or until the shrimp are cooked through). 
5. Add sea salt & pepper to taste. 

Optional Toppings: Green Onion 

Makes 4 Servings 

Calories: 400 
Fat: 15 
Carbs: 39 g 
Fiber: 6 g 
Protein: 24 g 

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  1. This looks great! I would make mine with chicken instead of shrimp (I hate seafood!!) - or I would just leave the shrimp out all together. What is the calorie count and serving portion on this as it is (without me making the alterations)?

    1. Hi Chelsea! Sorry, I left that off! The post was just updated with this information! :-) You could absolutely do extra chicken instead of the seafood!

  2. What are the Macros on this?

    I would love to make it this weekend for food prep!

    1. Hi Amy! Sorry, I left that off! The post was just updated with this information! :-)

  3. Do you happen to have nutrition facts for this recipe?

    1. Sorry, I left that off! The post was just updated with this information!

  4. How much is considered one serving.. 1 cup? Or do you just eye it..

  5. I made this for dinner tonight. I substituted 1 chicken breast for the shrimp. I added just a bit of red pepper and Mrs. Dash Lemon pepper for kick. This was absolutely amazing and made so much food. I had to guess on the serving size. The recipe was for 4 serving, I had 1 1/2 cups as my serving. My husband had 3 separate helping. This is a keeper and going in my recipe book.. Oh, We decided to make this for rest of the family on Super bowl Sunday... :) Thank you.

    Caprice Dorn

  6. Delish!!! I added 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper and yummy!

  7. Made this last night and the fammily loved it. Had great taste and flavor. We just used diced canned tomatoes instead of fire roasted though.

  8. Sorry, but this is not jambalaya. It's soup. I cooked it 3x as long as recommended and it still didn't look anything like jambalaya. It was tasty though.

  9. Do you think this would freeze well?


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