Thursday, April 21, 2011

EatStrong {Veggie & Egg Quinoa}

I was fortunate enough to be able to sample EatStrong's new Trail Mix and Energy Bar. 

The Energy Bar is basically a huge bar of peanut butter with a nice crunch to it and "chocolate chips" (organic cocoa) liberally incorporated throughout, but still only has the average 230 calories most energy .  I didn't know what to expect when I opened it because the color is a bit off-putting... but the taste is so good!  And it kept me full for a few hours. 

The snack mix includes cashews, flax, sunflower seeds, walnuts, pistachios, almonds, and organic cocoa drops.  The bag has the perfect amount to satisfy and is full of fiber, vitamins, and minerals.  The chocolate drops were obviously my favorite, but the rest was good, too.  The snack mix is a little more calorie dense, but only by a little bit at 260.  It also kept me full for quite a while.

I was pretty impressed with the products and the simple ingredient list.  It's convenient and delicious.  Try it out!!

I figured I'd keep with the healthy topic and give a healthy recipe today because I do actually try to eat well aside from all the baking I do. 

Veggie and Egg Quinoa (For one)


1/4 cup quinoa
1/2 cup water
1/2 green bell pepper
1/2 a medium sized onion
1 plum tomato
1 egg
Seasoned Salt to taste
Garlic Salt to taste


1.  Bring the water to a boil and add your quinoa.  Cook quinoa until the water has soaked up.
2.  Chop the veggies and heat in the microwave 1-2 minutes.
3.  Cook your egg however you want it.  I scrambled mine.
4.  Add all ingredients in a saucepan and saute for 2-5 minutes. 


  1. Oooh, I'm so trying this out with my new quinoa I STILL have yet to cook with!

  2. I love quinoa, the taste is really nice, especially when you mix it with some vegetables!

  3. Looks tasty, I've never had quinoa (shame on me!). That bar would be perfect to take on a hiking trip, small but filling!

  4. I love quinoa, and I love that this serves one. For the life of me, I can't convince my husband to try it. :)

  5. WOW-- that bar looks ahmazing. where do you get them too?

  6. That bar is a little funky looking but it sounds amazing!!

    This recipe is GREAT! I've never thought of combining eggs and quinoa.

  7. Yum!! This is definitely my kind of meal! I'll give a try one of these days. :)

    I've never heard of Eatstrong before. I'd like to try that bar...has all the ingredients I like and would be something quick to eat at work on the days I work double shifts and only have a 10 min. break between shifts. I gotta have something high in energy to keep me going.

    Have a nice weekend, Katie! :) Cheers! sheila

  8. Quinoa is new to me, but this looks healthy and delicious, Katie. I'm going to look into this...


  9. The trail mix looks really yummy. I'm searching for a good trail mix to snack on, but nothing I've tried so far can compare to the Berry Trail mix I got from an Amish market in Lancaster, PA. I think I need to add this one to my must try list.

  10. Yum I love quinoa, such a delicious grain. I've never added an egg to it before. It resembles a fried rice dish ;) Yumm

  11. Katie is EatStrong yours? Or is it branded? Because it's soooo cool and I'm going to make it my own personal motto! Maybe it will keep me out of the Easter candy lol.


  12. hey laura! i WISH i could say it was my own!!!
    haha good luck staying out of the Easter candy.. it IS good, but i'm still having troubles with that lol

  13. i didn't even think of that, but it really does!

  14. you definitely should try it.
    i hope it compares to the berry trail mix!

  15. hey ben,
    let me know if you try it!
    it's super filling!

  16. i'd never heard of it before either, but i'm glad i found it! definitely worth a try!
    thanks, sheila! i hope you had a great Easter! :)

  17. haha! i was a little wary at first, too!
    the first time i tried it, i didn't wash it and it tasted sooo gross!!
    it's crazy how big of a difference washing it can make!

  18. lol, yes, shame on you, lucy!! :)

  19. I just purchased Quinoa for the first time - now I have a recipe to try it with.


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