Quinoa is a staple in our house! We have it practically every day, so we always have a large batch of pre-cooked quinoa in our fridge ready to go. This also really helps with meal prep and ensures that we have something (like this quinoa bowl) to eat for lunches or have as a side.
For those of you who have never tried quinoa or unsure of what it is – think rice and oatmeal. However, it is not a starch like rice or oatmeal! That is the beauty of this superfood. Quinoa is a close to the texture and taste of rice, so you feel like you are eating grains, but really, it is a great source of plant protein. See why we love this stuff? Below is a quick and easy way that you can incorporate this nutrient packed item to make a hearty lunch or dinner.
Healthy Quinoa Bowl
-½ cup cooked plain Quinoa
-1 cup leafy greens (We love kale and spinach – you could also use broccoli, green peppers, lettuce, etc)
-¼ cup black beans, drained and rinsed
-¼ cup diced tomatoes (can also cherry or grape tomatoes or salsa)
-½ avocado, diced
-Pinch of salt and pepper
Combine 1/2 tablespoon of lemon or lime juice with 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil for light dressing.
Pour the cooked quinoa into a bowl or onto a plate, and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Top the quinoa with the black beans, tomatoes, and leafy greens. Then, slice the avocado half and place on top! Stare at your beautiful creation for about 30 seconds before digging in and making it a jumbled mess!