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Kid Approved Mixed Grains
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Kid Approved Mixed Grains

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

I’ve been posting so many treats lately: cupcakes, cookies, pancakes, etc.  I’ve been on  a real chocolate roll.  Honestly, our day to day life is very healthy.  The recipes I’ve posted are definitely worth trying, but they are treats.  We have them once in awhile; for a special occasion, birthday, holiday, get-together, etc.  One of our meals is always a big salad, with all kinds of organic veggies: spinach, kale, chard, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, onions, avocados; you name it.

I wanted to share the following recipe, which is a staple at our home.  We have it at least once a week.  It’s a great source of protein, very tasty and little ones love it. It’s a very simple and easy meal.  You can serve on its own, as a side, mix it with your favorite salad, or  add a dollop of hummus and wrap it with a flatbread or tortilla.

Trust me, this will be part of your family recipe collection from now on.



3 ¼ cups water

1 cup organic quinoa

1 cup Israeli couscous (also known as pearl couscous)

1 cup of cooked organic chickpeas

2 tbsp organic olive oil

2 vegetable or yellow curry bouillon cubes

1 tbsp organic chopped garlic

1 tsp. organic ground cumin

1 tbsp. Salt



  1. Measure 1 cup of quinoa and rinse in a strainer to remove its bitter taste. Set aside.
  2. Measure 1 cup of Israeli couscous and cooked chickpeas.
  3. Bring water to a boil and stir in the olive oil, garlic, bouillon, cumin and salt.
  4. Whisk until it is well incorporated and the cubes are dissolved.
  5. Add couscous, quinoa and chickpeas. 
  6. Bring heat down to low and simmer for 10 minutes, covered.
  7. Remove the pot from heat and let stand until liquid is completely absorbed.
  8. Fluff with a fork.

 You can always buy organic cooked chickpeas, but fresh homemade ones always taste better.  

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  1. Support
    It is so important to get kids eating right as early as possible. This recipe will definitely help! Thanks for the awesome post, Norma.
    1. Norma Plum
      Norma Plum
      I hope all the kiddos like it as much as mine. :)


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