The food world is full of trends. I’m sure you’ve heard mention of kale, green juice, avocado toast, acai bowls, and quinoa all at least once. Some people (a lot of people) embrace these trends wholeheartedly, wearing Kale shirts and juice cleansing to their hearts’ delight, while others shame such trends as too “basic” or “mainstream.”

And, OK, maybe some of these trends are a little basic. But if they’re delicious, and I promise you they are, why bash on them?

If you’ve ever been hesitant to experiment with one of these trendy foods, today is the day to make a change. Start with one of these epic quinoa recipes; you won’t regret it.

1. Cinnamon Apple & Peanut Butter Breakfast Quinoa

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I bet you thought quinoa was exclusively a savory food. Well, think again. Get the recipe here.

2. Quinoa Pancakes

Photo by Lily Lou

Trust us, pancakes really are better than boyfriends, especially these ones.

3. Quinoa Salad with Roasted Beets & Pear

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Make this salad next time you’re feeling a little sophisticated.

4. Spinach & Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes

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Because tomatoes are always a good idea. Get the recipe.

#SpoonTip: Tomato addicts, click here

5. Chicken Quinoa Fried “Rice”

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Fried rice is finally healthy. Recipe here.

6. Crispy Quinoa Broccoli

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This recipe will change the way you think about broccoli.

7. Red Quinoa with Edamame

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It tastes even better than it looks. Find the recipe here.

8. Chocolate Quinoa Squares

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Dessert quinoa? Yes please. Check it out.

9. Bacon Pumpkin Quinoa

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Because pumpkin is good all year round. Get the recipe.

10. Crispy Quinoa Black Bean Burger

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Even carnivores won’t be able to resist this amazing burger.

11. Apple Citrus Quinoa Salad

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Light, refreshing, delicious. Find the recipe here.

12. Lemon Quinoa with Peas

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You could use a little lemon in your life. Get the recipe.

13. Warm Quinoa Salad with Cumin Lime Vinaigrette

Photo by Julia Maguire

Warm salad will be your new best friend, give it a try.

14. Homemade Quinoa Granola

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Snacktime? More quinoa! Get the recipe.

15. Peanut Butter Banana Quinoa Oatmeal

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Oatmeal is soooo last year. Find the recipe here.

16. Quinoa-Stuffed Acorn Squash

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This Moroccan stuffed squash will take your tastebuds on vacay.

17. Mini Ham & Cheese Quinoa Cups

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Your ham and cheese sandwich just got a major upgrade. Recipe here.

18. Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad with Sweet Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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This roasted veggie quinoa bowl is the perfect way to kickstart your clean eating.

19. Herbed Wild Rice & Quinoa Stuffing

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Who said stuffing was only for Thanksgiving? Find the recipe here.

#SpoonTip: If Thanksgiving dinner is your favorite meal, check this out

20. Quinoa with Caramelized Onions & Swiss Chard

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This caramelized onion quinoa will impress everyone you know.

21. Quinoa Pizza Crust

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Because all pizza is good pizza. Get the recipe here.