People tell me eating healthy is too hard.
It’s not hard at all, it just requires preparation. Who wants a boring sandwich when God’s best is available in the local produce section? The result is more energy and less brain fog in the afternoon.
A quinoa bowl is my second favorite lunch……2nd only to a huge plate of greens with carrots, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, cucumbers and beets with apple cider vinegar/olive oil.
The key to easy healthy eating is to pick a day where you have the time to cook a few things ahead of time. For instance, quinoa, millet, or long grain brown rice can be cooked. As well as boiled eggs, chicken tenders or a few sweet potatoes on preparation day.
On this day, I pick the whole grain I want to eat for the week and prepare the entire bag. Furthermore, I use a box of vegetable broth, or low sodium chicken broth instead of water for added flavor. Prepare the grain according to the package directions.
Quinoa Vegetable Bowl
1 Cup of pre cooked quinoa
1 Cup just blanched snap peas
1/2 Cup Fresh Chopped Each —-Carrots- Beets–Yellow Squash–Cucumbers.
Quinoa Curry Bean Bowl
1 cup Quinoa
1/2 cup garbanzo beans,
2 tablespoons green onions,
1/2 Cup Fresh chopped carrots.
One tablespoon parsley
1/2 cup diced chicken.
1 Teaspoon Curry Spice
QUINOA AVOCADO WALNUT BOWL
1 Cup Quinoa
1 Cup fresh spinach,
1 Tsp lime juice,
1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
1 1/2 Tablespoons green onions
One Boiled egg.
Quinoa Fish Taco Bowl
One cup precooked quinoa
1/2 Cup Prepared Cod with Mexican Spices
1/2 Cup steamed Corn
1 Fresh Chopped Green Onion
1 Cup Fresh lettuce
Top with a teaspoon of cucumber tzatziki sauce.
Beef Or Pork Quinoa Bowl
One cup Quinoa
1 Cup steamed cabbage (a mix of onions, carrots, cabbage, parsnips, garlic)
1/2 Cup left over pulled Pork or Beef and a drizzle of barbecue sauce.
A cup of Quinoa with 1 cup blanched asparagus, some left over baked cod (1/2 to 1 cup), top with some black olives (1 tablespoon).
One cup Quinoa, 1 cup steamed broccoli, 3-4 almonds, shredded daikon radish (1/2 cup) 1 tablespoon hemp seeds, left over meatballs 3-4.
Mostly, use your imagination, your options are limitless!
Quinoa Breakfast Parfait
The Quinoa, Chia Bowl is a really nice make ahead breakfast dish that we can grab and go. All you need is a cup of precooked quinoa, a four ounce cup of unsweetened applesauce, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds, 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds. Mix 1/2 cup of plain yogurt or plain kefir with the previous ingredients and set in closeable container over night. In the morning add 1/2 cup fresh blueberries and 1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts.
Yum! If you like things really sweet you will have to add sweetener, but this blend is just perfect for those who have given up sugar.Print This Post