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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Healthy Quinoa "Burrito" Bowl

It's the last day of winter! Despite the below average temperatures and wildly howling wind - spring is coming! I swear!

It has been a very long winter though, and with Pi Day and St. Patrick's Day out of the way, I thought it was time that I posted something more light and healthy to welcome the warm weather to come (hopefully)!

This healthy quinoa "burrito" bowl takes some of the flavors and ingredients of a burrito, but is a lot healthier, lighter, and very easy to put together! I have been making this for awhile as a quick go to lunch, and I often change up the recipe a bit.  Aside from being healthy, this dish is also very versatile and you can add and/or substitute vegetables that you enjoy!

Healthy Quinoa Burrito Bowl

-1 cup cooked plain Quinoa
-1 cup leafy greens (I used kale and spinach - you could also use broccoli, green peppers, lettuce, etc)
-1/4 cup black beans, rinsed
-1/4 cup diced tomatoes (can also cherry or grape tomatoes or salsa)
-1/2 avocado diced
-Optional: sprinkle of salt and pepper for taste

Pour the cooked quinoa into a bowl or onto a plate, and sprinkle with a little salt and pepper.  Yes, quinoa is plain, but the other ingredients will add flavor, and since this is supposed to be a healthier dish, you'll want to be careful on the amount of salt that you put on the quinoa.

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!

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1 comment:

  1. I love to mix quinoa with fresh veggies and all kinds of beans. This looks delicious and perfect for the hot summer weather.