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Summer is drawing to a close, but it doesn’t mean we can’t fit another light summer dish onto our palette. With school approaching I am always looking for a few nutritious recipes to fit into lunch boxes. In an attempt to remain gluten-free, I decided to give the Village Harvest Organic Ancient Grain Blend a try. Their three benefit blend varieties include the Organic Antioxidant Blend, the Ancient Grain Blend, and the Organic Protein Blend. Each with their own mix of healthy grains.
Seeing as how I’m pretty much obsessed with my new Instant Pot I decided to cook the Village Harvest Organic Ancient Grain Blend inside the pressure cooker since it only takes one minute. Simply hit the manual mode on your Instant Pot and add one minute to the timer. The Ancient Blend contains millet, quinoa, and buckwheat; a great source of protein and also aides in digestion. The perfect after-school snack, or light and healthy summer salad.
I added some peppers for crunch, green onions for flavor, and creamy crumbled feta. A pinch of lime, salt, pepper and olive oil brought it all together.
Fun Tip: If you overcook your quinoa and it’s clumpy, you can pop it in the fridge on a baking sheet for ten minutes and watch how it separates perfectly for mixing. I accidentally overcooked this quinoa because I accidentally left the valve open on the Instant Pot and had to add a few extra minutes.
Mix together in a bowl for a delicious and flavor-packed salad. The kids love this blend and it holds up well in their lunch box. Village Harvest defines social sustainability to not only mean caring for our planet, but also the workers that help to bring whole, healthy grains to your door. Village Harvest has pledged 1% of their profits to run programs that give back to the farmers and local communities from which they source their products and 1% of their employees’ time to charitable causes and sustainability efforts.
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