Add some greens to your diet


Fiesta Quinoa Salad

2 cups cooked quinoa, cooled to room temperature (I used an organic sprouted quinoa trio)
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeño, finely chopped
1 cup of cooked corn
1 cup black beans
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
3 fresh scallions, thinly sliced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, roughly chopped (if you don’t like cilantro, you can use mint instead)
1 avocado, diced
Zest from 1 lime
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lime, juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Whisk the dressing ingredients and toss the salad ingredients. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and top it off with delicious avocado slices.

It’s no secret that one of the most important aspects of living a healthy lifestyle is to eat healthy. However, finding healthy food that tastes good is often a challenge. Good for U, Gannon University’s wellness initiative, believes that food doesn’t have to taste bad in order to be healthy for you, and is partnering with Metz Culinary Management at the 13th annual Wellness Fair to bring you “15 Minutes for a Better, Healthier You.” This cooking demonstration will feature just one of the many healthy alternatives that you can make to further embrace your physical well-being.
This year’s featured recipe is a delicious gluten-free, vegan Fiesta Quinoa Salad, a perfect pre- or post-workout meal to give you the nutrients you need to power through your day.
Come and enjoy “15 Minutes for a Better, Healthier You” at the 13th annual Wellness Fair on Tuesday for a taste of this great recipe and for more information on how you can make it at home.
Editor’s note: The Fiesta Quinoa Salad recipe is courtesey of Beth at

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