Disclosure: This #SundaySupper post is sponsored by American Family Insurance. All opinions are my own.
Growing up, my family rarely ever ate sweets. Candy, chocolate or cake were for special occasions such as birthdays and holidays. Every day after dinner desserts during my childhood consisted of nature’s candy of fresh cut watermelon or some type of fruit salad.
As for my Scottish husband, the desserts in his home were the typical sweets you may think of such as chocolates and cakes prepared from scratch by his mum. Twenty years together, my husband has ruined me for sweets and spoiled my children. After dinner, our kids expect (Dare I say even demand.) dessert as a reward for finishing their supper.
Yes, sadly I have succumbed to bribing my children with dessert for cleaning their plates. However, if I have to bribe reward my children with pudding (British for dessert), then at least I’ll attempt to make it a healthy dessert such as my Blueberry Quinoa Cobbler.
Truthfully, any cobbler makes the perfect summertime dessert. Fortunately in Florida, we can find blueberries in the supermarket almost year round and reasonably priced, too. So, why wait for the summer to indulge in this healthy cobbler?
The beauty of this gluten-free cobbler is that it is rich in fiber, antioxidants, healing properties and protein which are so essential for active and fit families. Serve it a small scoop of frozen yogurt for calcium and an extra helping of protein, too.
Healthy, gluten free cobbler full of fiber, protein and antioxidants made with fresh blueberries, maple syrup and quinoa.
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 3 pints fresh blueberries, rinsed
- Juice of one lemon
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 2 Tbsp butter (or 2 Tbsp coconut oil for dairy free)
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x11 baking dish.
- Rinse well and prepare 1 cup of quinoa according to directions on package. Once quinoa has expanded to two cups, remove from heat and allow quinoa to cool. Stir in cinnamon, butter, salt and brown sugar.
- In a large bowl, combine blueberries, maple syrup and juice of one lemon. Pour into baking dish.
- Spoon quinoa onto blueberries and spread gently to form a crust over the blueberries.
- Bake in oven for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown. Place on cooling rack and allow cobbler to set before serving.
- Serve with low fat frozen vanilla yogurt or organic vanilla ice cream.
I am so honored to serve as this week’s #SundaySupper host sponsored by American Family Insurance and on my birthday too! Much like my Blueberry Quinoa Cobbler, it’s such a treat to lead this incredible list of healthy recipes and encourage parents to choose dreams of fit, active lives with their children.
Recipes for a Family Healthy Fit Lifestyle #SundaySupper #ChooseDreams
Get Up and Go Power Breakfasts
- Get Up and Go Mocha Breakfast Smoothie by The Foodie Army Wife
- Avocado Tomato and Feta Toast with Poached Eggs by The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen
- Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bars by Magnolia Days
- Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie by The Messy Baker
Salads and Healthy Snacks
- Cherry Kale Panzanella by Jelly Toast
- Watermelon Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing by Runner’s Tales
- Southwestern Chicken Salad by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Pantry Greek Yogurt Ranch Dip by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
Healthy Fit Lifestyle Dinners
- Grilled Fish Tacos with Summer Salsa by Foxes Love Lemons
- Blueberry Pork Chops by MealDiva
- Individual Grilled Veggie Pizzas by Curious Cuisiniere
- Almond Cashew Chicken by The Not So Cheesy Kitchen
- Quinoa Bowls with Grilled Vegetables and Corn Salsa by Ruffles & Truffles
- Chicken and Mushroom Stuffed Peppers by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Sesame Chicken with Veggie Pasta by Momma’s Meals
- Spiced Yogurt Chicken Kabobs by Bobbi’s Kozy Kitchen
- Chicken Spinach Quinoa and Brown Rice by Family Foodie
- Healthy Coconut Banana Cookies by Alida’s Kitchen
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie Popsicles by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Blueberry Quinoa Cobbler by Run DMT
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