Ohh January.. the month of new diets, cleanses, and gym memberships. It’s always great to start a new year off with the intentions of making it a happier and healthier one, but it doesn’t mean you have to eat nothing but rice cakes and water! If you haven’t tried out quinoa yet, you need to get on it! It’s a great alternative to starchy rice or other pastas and it cooks in 15 minutes. One cup will swell up and give you about 4 servings, so it’s perfect to make ahead of time and take for lunch throughout the week! Try my spin on it by adding red wine vinaigrette, fresh vegetables, and crumbled feta for a delicious and hearty Greek ‘pasta’ salad!