Quark and Quinoa

Quark and quinoa… everyone’s favorite “Q” foods! Okay, probably the only Q foods that I can think of. 🙂 But that’s what I’ve been eating today!

Have you tried quark yet? Elli Quark was just introduced into Central Market grocery stores in Texas, and I cannot be more excited! In case you haven’t heard of it, quark is very similar to Greek yogurt. It’s like Greek yogurt’s sleek younger sister!

Today, I piled mine with blueberries (loving lemon blueberry everything lately) and a few Rainier cherries… perfect for lunch outside! I also tried the red velvet flavor a few weeks ago. Red velvet cake lovers… you’re going to want to get your hands on it asap.

This cup of creamy, refreshing lemon quark was only 80 calories and 6g of sugar! Notice how it also packs 14g of protein. Talk about a win/win/win!

Now that's something I can get behind! :)

Now that’s something I can get behind! 🙂

Last week on Instagram, Elli Quark posted something that really resonated with me: “Eat Less Sugar, You’re Sweet Enough Already!” As a total sweet tooth, this is something I’ve been trying to be more conscious of.

I also had a bowl of quinoa/kale/avocado/olive oil, and a peach-pear La Croix water. Random but yummy!

IMG_2157While I’m sharing food pics… you have to see my breakfast as well. Everyone’s favorite – Overnight Oats in a Jar!


Last night, in a nearly empty Reginald’s Bourbon Pecan Peanut Butter jar, I added the following:

  • 1/3 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup skim milk, plus a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 Tbsp nonfat plain greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 4 drops vanilla Stevia

I let it sit (and glorify!) in the fridge overnight. This morning, I added more milk and topped it with a handful of raw pecans and dried mulberries. As always, it was cool, creamy, and delicious! How can you have a bad morning when you’re starting out with ooiaj? It’s impossible!

Now it’s your turn to dish!
– Have you tried quark yet?
– Do you prefer quark/Greek yogurt as a breakfast, snack, or dessert?
(for me, it’s all of the above!)

I hope you’re having a great Monday!


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