Quinoa Power Bowl

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What I've Learned So Far

I try to pack my lunch every day, and this quinoa power bowl is a great option. It's easy to assemble in the morning and tastes great at lunchtime. I don't even need to refrigerate it - I just assemble the bowl at home and then eat it at noon. It's full of power foods, protein and vitamin-rich veggies. Seeds and nuts give it a great crunch. I usually only eat about half at lunch, and then finish it off during my 3:00 slump. It's healthy, filling, and easy to make. What could be better!
Ingredients for quinoa power bowl
I generally prepare all the ingredients for the bowl on Sunday, and then quickly assemble each day's lunch while I'm cooking breakfast in the morning. Even though the cafeteria at works sells something similar, their version has fried foods and cheese, and this version is much healthier (and vegan to boot).

Let's Make Your Quinoa Power Bowl

You'll Need:

• 1 C tri-color quinoa

• Cubed sweet potato

• 1 medium slicing tomato (like beefsteak), diced

• 1 medium cucumber, chopped or diced

• 2 medium Haas avocados

• 1 Tbsp olive oil

• 1 Tbsp champagne vinegar

• 1/4 C balsamic vinegar

• Pumpkin seeds

• Chopped walnuts

Do This:

1. Cook the quinoa according to package directions.

2. Roast the sweet potato with a little olive oil in a 400 degree oven for 35 to 40 minutes, until tender.

3. Dice the tomato, and chop or dice the cucumber.

4. Put the tomato and cucumber in a small bowl and toss with the olive oil and champagne vinegar.

5. Chop the avocado.

6. When the quinoa is done, stir in 1/4 C Balsamic vinegar.

7. To serve: Put 1/4 of the quinoa in a bowl. Top with 1/4 of the sweet potato and 1/4 of the tomato/cucumber mixture. Add in 1/2 an avocado, chopped, and top with pumpkin seeds and walnuts.

Recipe Notes

• If you prefer to buy sweet potato and cube it yourself, you'll need 2-3 large sweet potatoes.

• Let the tomato and cucumber sit overnight to give a good flavor from the oil and vinegar. For extra flavor you can sprinkle in some celery salt.

Quinoa power bowl

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