Quinoa bowls are one of my favourite easy meals and they are sooo customisable. I literally make them with whatever I have left in my fridge at the time and they make a great dinner or lunch recipe.
And quinoa is sooo good for you! It’s gluten free, high in protein, great for endurance and energy, high in B vitamins, iron, zinc, potassium, calcium and vitamin E. My favorite thing about Quinoa though is that it’s sooo fast to cook! 1 cup takes about 10-15 mins.
When quinoa is cooked, the outer germ surrounding the seed breaks open to form a crunchy coil, while the inner grain becomes soft and translucent. This double texture makes it delicious, versatile, and fun to eat. To save time, cook a lot of quinoa at once, and eat it as leftovers. Quinoa can be reheated with a splash of soy or nut milk for breakfast porridge; you can add dried fruit, nuts, and cinnamon for a sweet treat. Add finely chopped raw vegetables and dressing for a cooling salad, or add chopped, cooked, root vegetables for a warming side dish.
Here are some of my instagram quinoa bowls!
Ok so what do you need to make them?
Quinoa Bowl Recipe
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2 cups veggie stock
- boiled eggs
- roasted pumpkin and/or sweet potato
- grated beets
- steamed broccoli and spinach
- cherry tomatoes
- any other veggies you want to add
- Add to a saucepan quinoa and veggies stock and cook until all the stock is absorbed and the quinoa is light and fluffy.
- Add quinoa to a bowl and top with optional ingredients.
- Drizzle with a little olive oil, add herbs and spices to taste and enjoy!
To your health,
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