Crying Baby Quinoa



Making AND then eating your own lunch… Ah, the eternal struggle of the new mum – me included. Which is why I’ve been hunting down the perfect no faff lunch recipes.

I found a version of this quinoa salad online but the original recipe called for herbs and general faffery so I simplified. The name came from the fact that Elliott started crying which meant I slightly burned the quinoa – oops!


100g quinoa
1 Avocado (I defrosted these frozen ones from Tesco for convenience), chopped
100g cooked king prawns (again I defrosted some)
Knob of butter
Clove of garlic, crushed
5 plum tomatoes, halved
Bunch of spring onions, chopped

1. Cook the Quinoa as per the pack instructions (try not to burn it, like me)
2. Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the garlic, cook for one minute
3. Add the prawns to the garlic butter and heat for a couple of minutes, making sure the prawns get covered in the garlicky goodness
4. Add the avocado, tomatoes, spring onions and prawns to the quinoa and stir
5. Enjoy!

This makes two portions so you can easily store one in the fridge for the next day. Simple, nutritious and relatively easy to eat with one hand!

What are your go-to lunch recipes?


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