Top 8 Free Spinach Mushroom Quinoa

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Having nuts and dairy completely eliminated from my diet, my protein options are limited. While I am a meat-eater (In N Out burgers are to-die-for), I can definitely get tired of turkey sandwiches for lunch, and chicken for dinner. I truly miss the days where I could have string cheese or yogurt for snacks. Nuts were never an option for me, so I do not know what I am missing out on with those…

I love creating a new recipe that has a few, simple ingredients, because I know that I have healthy options. I am not limited even though I have allergies. This recipe is one of those great options, because it is healthy, and top 8 free!

This allergy-friendly recipe is the perfect solution to my protein dilemma…and quinoa is the hero!

Not only is this recipe simple and delicious, it is a great option to get protein! If you are not restricted by all top 8 allergens, then I suggest serving this with pita bread and hummus. Whole wheat pita bread is another great option for protein.


Top 8 Free Spinach Mushroom Quinoa 


  • 1 lb. mushrooms (I used white), sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 T. olive oil
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 2 cups quinoa, cooked
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 T. lemon juice


  1. Saute mushrooms and garlic in olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add fresh spinach to the skillet. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Uncover. Add cooked quinoa to the skillet, and cook for 2 minutes (or until warm).
  4. Season with salt and lemon juice. Serve and enjoy!

Caitlin has grown up in Los Angeles acquiring food allergies, a Bachelor's Degree in Child Development, a loving husband, and an amazing job as a Children's Librarian. She enjoys spending time with family, trips to the beach with her husband, Sundays at church, and writing. Having food allergies is a struggle, but Caitlin hopes with more resources available, people can learn to thrive with food allergies.

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