This month’s Tasty Tuesdays are dedicated to the idea of eating healthy. Beauty isn’t just about what’s on the outside. What we put into our bodies is important for our skin, hair and overall attitude!

By now, at the very least, all of us should have substituted our rice out for quinoa. It is the whole grain with the most protein. So, it’s perfect for people who like to forego meat and it actually tastes really good! One of the great things about it is it’s versatility. It’s time to stretch out our wings and have some fun with the ingredient. People are getting pretty creative and are coming up with fancy ways of preparing it. So, we’ve taken our favorite way to prepare it, in a salad, and rounded up the best of summer salads!

One of the first places our overall well being is fueled is in our home and in the kitchen. We were completely inspired by the natural color palette and feng shui of the kitchen below. The earthy tones, pops of forest green and wood grain stools really provide for a clean start on the road to healthy living {minus the big, deliciously loaf of bread in the picture!}.


The grilled corn and black bean quinoa recipe above is by far my favorite! It packs so much flavor with grilled peppers and a yummy cilantro lime dressing. It’s such a great, healthy alternative to a plate full of fried tacos. One of my favorite things to grill in the summer is corn. It totally makes the dish, so don’t skip that step!

I know there are plenty of other good quinoa salads out there! I recently ordered a quinoa salad with cherries in it – the creativity in the kitchen with this super grain is endless.

So, we’d love to hear: What’s your favorite quinoa combo?

image via Agent Bauer // photography by Petra Bindel // recipe 1 via Flourishing Foodie // recipe 2 + 3 via Tartelette // recipe 4 via Two Peas and Their Pod

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  1. Yum! I’m a quinoa super fan. My hubby is addicted to carbs, so quinoa is a grain I feel good about serving, and is slowly helping him cut back on the other more offensive grains. It’s great for breakfast too, you can make a kind of oatmeal out of it with some steamed almond milk, a little agave syrup, and berries.

  2. This looks so yummy.

    Have a wonderful day.


  3. Could I please ask you about the name of the lamp? looks pretty cool

  4. The fig and mint quinoa salad sounds perfect. I am in Greece the next few months and have been searching for recipes to make with my quinoa. I normally do a black bean, sweet potato, quinoa chilli, but there aren’t sweet potatoes here, and black beans are hard to find! Glad I stumbled into your blog today!