Diabetes Recipes

Quinoa Berry Breakfast

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Nutrition Facts

Makes: 4 Serving(s)

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 240

Total Fat: 8g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 5mg

Total Carbohyrdates: 36g

Dietary Fiber: 8g

Sugars: 4g

Protein: 8g

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Make this for: Breakfast

This Recipe Makes: 4 Serving(s)


Try other berries, nuts, or spices such as ginger or nutmeg to vary this nutritious breakfast cereal.

What you'll need

  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 2 cup raw blackberries


  • Step 1
    Rinse the quinoa in a fine-mesh sieve before cooking. Place quinoa, water, walnuts, and cinnamon in a 1-1/2 quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until all water has been absorbed.
  • Step 2
    Add berries and serve with skim milk, soy milk, or sweetener, if desired.
  • Step 3
    (Single-Serving Quick Tip) Use this basic recipe to make 4 servings at once. Refrigerate any leftover portions. Microwave 1-(1-1/2) minutes on high for single portions as needed. Use cooked quinoa within 3 days.

Diabetic Exchanges

  • Starch: 1
  • Fruit: 1 1/2
  • Fat: 1
  • Meat/Meat Substitutes: Lean: 1/2