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Quinoa Topping Ideas

8 Tasty Combos For Your Quinoa Bowl

High in protein, fiber, and potassium, there are a lot of healthy reasons to chow down on quinoa. But if you enjoy quinoa in the same way all the time, the nutrient-packed food can lose its luster. Whether you're craving a savory meal or sweet snack, check out these calorie-conscious topping combinations to help you fall in love with quinoa all over again.

Go Savory

Go Sweet

  • Protein-powered bowl: 1/4 cup cooked quinoa (56 calories) + 1/3 cup nonfat Greek yogurt (45 calories) + 2 tablespoons raw almonds (78 calories) + 1 tablespoon raspberry preserves (40 calories) = 219 calories
  • Superfood "sundae" bowl: 1/4 cup cooked quinoa (56 calories) + 2 tablespoons coconut flakes (50 calories) + 1 1/2 tablespoons goji berries (52 calories) + 1 tablespoon dark chocolate chips (melted) (70 calories) = 228 calories
  • Tangy and sweet bowl: 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (111 calories) + 1 tablespoon honey (64 calories) + 2 ounces kumquats (40 calories) + 2 ounces pomegranate seeds (24 calories) = 239 calories
  • Light apple pie bowl: 1/2 cup cooked quinoa (111 calories) + 1 tablespoon maple syrup (52 calories) + 1/2 cup chopped apples (33 calories) + 2 tablespoons raisins (54 calories) = 250 calories
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