Chicken + Quinoa Pineapple Bowls
I’m just over here daydreaming of brighter days ahead, what about you?
So ready to shake off these doldrums, with the exotic taste of fresh pineapple as a stand-in for an island vacation that I’m definitely not going on.
Although fresh pineapple is available year-round in most of the US, this island fruit hits its peak from March through July.
Besides being completely DELICIOUS, fresh Pineapple is packed with nutrients, antioxidants and other helpful compounds, such as enzymes that can help with digestion, fight inflammation and disease.
So eat up!
➡️ Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contains all nine essential amino acids.
It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants.
➡️So what’s the deal with Coconut Aminos?!
Several months ago we held an informal “taste-off” (taste testing) with a few CFC staffers in my kitchen. This group included our videographer who is a HUGE “foodie” and will tell you himself that he’s not always making the healthiest choices.
Back to the taste test:
I served each person 3 small bowls of brown rice sprinkled with:
The UNANIMOUS win for best taste was Coconut Aminos! Which is AWESOME because I believe coconut aminos to be the healthiest of the bunch if you’re looking to avoid soy products.
Second place was a TIE between the remaining two options.
If you haven’t yet tried Coconut Aminos you’re truly missing out!
Makes 4 servings
- 2 small, ripe pineapples
- 1 lb. chicken breast or turkey breast cut into small bite-sized pieces
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 Tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 small bell peppers, any color, seeded and diced
- 2 cups cooked quinoa
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos, Bragg’s liquid aminos, or low sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 4 green onions or scallions, sliced