This healthy Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole recipe (gluten free) unites the classic combo of Spinach & Artichoke Dip with an American family favorite meal – the hearty casserole! Using organic truRoots quinoa, this recipe makeover is filled with plant based protein and delivers a vegan dinner that the whole family will enjoy out of the oven or for leftovers the next day.
Plus – get 30% off truRoots Quinoa at Target with their Cartwheel app, now through October 7th!
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Since I was a kid, I’ve loved spinach and artichoke dip.
It’s one of those classic dips that never seems to go out of style. It’s been on menus across the country for decades. People always seem to gravitate and circle around it at parties. When I was growing up and we went out to eat as a family, my parents often ordered it as an appetizer and our whole family always loved it (and still does to this day!).
The thing is, these classic Spinach & Artichoke Dip recipes are easily disguised as being healthy, but they really aren’t so much. Spinach? Artichokes? See, there are vegetables in there! Yet all the classic versions are laden with some combo of mayonnaise, sour cream, cream cheese and lots of shredded cheeses.
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In this recipe makeover, I’ve made a healthy, vegan spin on the classic recipe – combining the iconic spinach and artichoke dip with another American classic – the casserole! What is it about the word ‘casserole’ that immediately evokes images of warmth, comfort and family meals?
I suppose because nearly every child in America grows up eating casseroles, that we associate them with family time and satisfying, delicious food. We always ate casseroles as a family growing up, and as an adult I cherish the nights that I get to have around the dinner table with my family eating nourishing food. These days I’m often alone for my meals, and I find it interesting how I seem to enjoy my dinner more when I get to eat with others. Do you notice the same?
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truRoots Quinoa + How to Save Money!
As usual, I wanted to make healthy vegan and gluten free recipe inspired by these classic flavors. I had the idea to incorporate quinoa since it’s such a powerhouse, high protein whole grain with delicious flavor that’s quick to cook. I especially love the quinoa medleys that blend white, red and black quinoa together for the added punch of color, texture and taste.
I always try to buy organic and sprouted quinoa like truRoots Quinoa that I recently found at Target. To be honest it had been quite some time since I bought food at Target (especially with living abroad for 1.5 years), but I was impressed to see a variety of wholesome products in stock during my recent trip.
Are you familiar with Cartwheel, Target’s app? I recently learned about Cartwheel, which is a great way to save money. In the app you can select from hundred of discounts (including the things that you’re probably already buying at Target!), apply them to your personalized barcode and then simply scan your barcode at checkout and watch the savings add up. You can even use the discounts as many times as you like before they expire, as well as stack on top of your Target REDcard discount and other coupons!
I’m definitely taking advantage of Cartwheel before my next trip! In fact, if you shop between now and October 7th, you can get 30% off TruRoots Organic & Sprouted Quinoa – so be sure to go here and get your savings on this wholesome brand before the offer expires!