Delicious Quinoa Bowls Recipe

Quinoa, pronounced (keen-wa ), is high in protein, high in fiber, gluten-free, and a healthy alternative to rice or pasta! 

Why Quinoa Bowls? 

  • Easy and quick to make
  • Delicious way to get your vegetables serving in for the day
  • Affordable 

Ingredients:

    • 3 cups of water (or low-sodium broth)
    • 1.5 cups of quinoa
    • 1 lemon or lime 
    • 1 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 (14.5-ounce) can reduced-sodium black beans
    • 1 cup diced tomatoes
    • 1 chopped bell pepper
    • 1 sliced avocado 
    • 1 bunch chopped green onions
    • 3 tbsp balsamic or citrus vinaigrette

NOTE: There is no limit to the amount of vegetables or healthy ingredients you add to your bowl. We chose a lime, black beans, tomatoes, avocado, bell peppers, and green onions but you can add mushrooms, celery, asparagus, broccoli, carrots, brussels sprouts, kale, cucumber, radish, or arugula-the possibilities are endless! 

Minutes to prepare: 10

Minutes to cook: 20

Number of servings: 6

Instructions:

  1. Pour water into a bowl and bring it to a boil on the stove. Pour the 1.5 cups of quinoa in and lower to a simmer for 12-15 minutes until the water has fully evaporated.
  2. Turn off the heat and let the quinoa sit for 5-10 minutes. Fluff with a fork and allow to cool slightly.
  3. While that’s cooling, chop up your vegetables and slice your avocado. 
  4. Pour your quinoa into a bowl and begin tossing in your veggies and cumin. 
  5. Mix everything and top off with sliced avocado and vinaigrette.

 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 276

Total Fat: 7g

Saturated Fat: 1g

Sodium: 170 mg

Potassium: 749 mg

Carbohydrates: 47g

Fiber: 9g

Protein: 11g

 

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