Be sure to wash the quinoa well before cooking as the grain has a bitter outer coating, saponin, that needs to be washed off before cooking. You can make the quinoa and store it in the fridge for up to 5 days to have on hand as a side.
You can buy pre-cut butternut squash for easier prep time
For extra protein, if you have any leftover chicken or turkey, shred the meat and when the scallions have almost finished cooking in step 5, add the meat to them and sauté together for 3-4 minutes.
All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.