Quinoa Bowls: You Pick Your Veggies!

Quinoa is a whole grain that, no surprise, is much better for you than rice. And of course, one small bag costs $5 and beyond for this nutrient rich wonder seed. Here is a recipe that can help you capitalize on your quinoa, by only cooking 1 cup of it at a time. It’s quinoa bowls!

The beauty about this recipe is that not only is it fairly quick, easy, and affordable, but the ingredients are interchangeable! Whatever vegetable substitution or addition ingredient you want to use, by all means throw it in there! You can really make this you own.

 

 

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Mixed Vegetable Quinoa Bowl

Ingredients:

2 green squash

1 package mushrooms

1 healthy bunch kale

Olive oil, to taste

Sea salt, to taste 

Black pepper, to taste

1 cup quinoa -follow package instructions

1 package cock soup flavoring or  2 bouillon cubes (optional or can vary)

Parmesan cheese (optional (:**)

 

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Let’s make it!

Wash and prepare veggies.

  • Cut squash into cubes or desired shape. Make uniform cuts to ensure equal cooking times. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and dredge with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Wash mushrooms, then roughly chop. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and dredge with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Discard kale tips and roughly chop. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet and dredge with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Slice onions and place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Dredge with olive oil. Sprinkle with sea salt and black pepper to taste.


Roast the vegetables for 30-45 mins or till caramelized to your liking at 400 degrees. The cooking time and temperature will vary depending on your preference in crispness in roasted vegetables, and the type of vegetables you are using. So please adjust as needed.

Cook quinoa according to package instructions. Add whatever flavoring packet you are using to the water at this time. Set aside when done.

Add your roasted veggies to the pot with the quinoa and stir to combine. Serve in bowls and dress with parmesan cheese if desired!

References

https://authoritynutrition.com/11-proven-benefits-of-quinoa/

http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=142

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