I love making soups on Sunday because it's easy to prep and even make ahead then just heat up, and it's a satisfying and nourishing meal for everyone without being a long, drawn-out process. I also love that soups are so versatile and really anything goes.
You can take a soup recipe and make it your own with just the change of a few ingredients or with the addition of your favorite spices. That said, sometimes we find ourselves stuck in a rut with our recipes (soup and otherwise) that can make our families bored having the same meals every week. So it's always good to mix it up a little bit with a new recipe idea, even if it just gets us started on a path to a new favorite!
For me, quinoa was just such a path. It's similar enough to rice that it cooks almost exactly the same way, but in taste, texture and profile it's really a lot different. Quinoa is great because it has a lot of protein and fiber; it's a real nutritional powerhouse, and it's very filling (even though it seems light when you're eating it). So it's fun to experiment with stand-by dishes and give them a new twist with quinoa. And just like other soups, VitaClay makes it so easy to make every meal delicious and nutritious for everyone! Give this one a try on your soup Sunday and let us know what you think!