I love pizza, pasta and fries as much as the next person (believe me) but I am really trying to eat better during the week. To help keep nutritious food in the house, I’ve been ordering groceries from Fresh Direct more often so that we always have certain ingredients on hand to create healthy meals, at least a couple times a week. I am in no way an expert when it comes to cooking, but I know what works for me so I decided to share my favorite health bowl that is not only filling but super yummy.
I don’t have an exact recipe because I just eyeball everything when it comes to this dish, but I wanted to share how to make one of my favorite quinoa bowls in roughly 20 minutes with only a handful of ingredients.
You will need:
Sliced Summer Squash
I start by boiling the quinoa, then while that is cooking, I chop up the mushrooms and summer squash. (You can use whatever or how many veggies you want, these were the two I had in the fridge.) I coat the veggies with olive oil and a nice sprinkling of Slap Yo’ Mama for some spice, then spread them out onto foil on top of a baking sheet.
I roast them for about 20 minutes because I like my veggies slightly browned, but it’s up to you and your own personal preference on how long you keep them in the oven. While the quinoa and veggies are working, I start pulling apart and shredding the rotisserie chicken, making sure I have my feta, hummus, Sriracha and cashews on the side all ready to go.
Once the veggies and quinoa are done, I grab a handful of spinach, throw it in a large bowl and start the layering process. I like to put the hot food on top of the spinach because it cooks it slightly, making it soft, and helps it release flavor.
Then I add the chicken, sprinkle the feta, and scoop some hummus on the side. I drizzle Sriracha to my liking. It just depends on how spicy you want this dish to be.
Lastly, I like to have some crunch, so I drop a handful of cashews into my Vitamix, chop them up and add on top of everything. You can add any kind of nut you like really – sunflower seeds are a good option as well.
Other yummy additions are avocado, roasted cauliflower or a hard boiled egg, it just depends on what you have in your fridge at the moment.
And there you have it! In just 20 or so minutes you have a really healthy and filling quinoa bowl! I hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know if you would like to see more like these in the future!