Julie Daniluk’s Healthy Recipes – Warming Quinoa Muesli

Julie Daniluk – TV Host & Nutritionist (picture credit – www.juliedaniluk.com)

Children with eczema, like all other children, need healthy food to grow. Lack of sleep and the constant struggle with eczema may have affected your child’s growth and thus, it’s even more important to ensure a healthy diet. MarcieMom is privileged to be given permission to feature recipes of Julie Daniluk, TV Host and Nutritionist, and have selected nutritious recipes whose ingredients are anti-inflammatory and available in Singapore. Read more on Julie here.

Julie’s Recipe: Ingredients

  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 3/4 cup rolled quinoa
  • Sprinkle with your choice of:
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 tsp honey
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/4-cup raisins
  • 10 chopped almonds

1) Boil water in a medium sauce pan. Add rolled quinoa and stir for 90 seconds. Distribute the hot cereal evenly between 2 bowls (or put one cooled portion in an airtight container for the next day).

2) Mix in the spices, nuts, honey and salt until evenly distributed.

3) Tip for on the run: This cereal is perfect for a portable meal at work or school. Simply add all the ingredients to a wide mouth thermos and enjoy when you get to your destination. Note: For extra creaminess, serve with almond milk.

Makes about 2 servings

Marcie Mom: I’ve heard so much about quinoa and really interested to find out more ways to cook it for my girl!

Quinoa – Benefits include anti-inflammation + rich calcium content!

  1. Source of Vitamin B and E, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, phosphorous, protein (containing 9 essential amino acids), folic acid, zinc and fibre
  2. Source of antioxidants, including kaempferol and quercetin, that help reduce oxidation and chronic inflammation
  3. Anti-inflammatory food – Contains anti-inflammatory phyto-nutrients, manganese, copper, omega-3 and alpha-linolenic acid (ALA); see this post to learn more on inflammation
  4. Good source of calcium – for healthy bones, teeth and skin!
  5. Source of riboflavin, magnesium that helps reduce migraine by improving oxygen supply to brain
  6. Reduces cholesterol and reverses effect of high fructose diet, see study here
  7. High insoluble dietary fibre content can help prevent formation of gallstones
  8. Contains lysine that aids tissue repair
  9. Rinse before cooking quinoa and best part – cooking doesn’t significantly reduce its nutrients
  10. Gluten-free!

If only Marcie’s pre-school serves quinoa for breakfast!

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