I’m always trying to come up with really simple and quick, healthy meals. I’ve found that one of the best ways to do this is what I call “one pot” meals. In the summer I like to spend less time in the kitchen and more time outside and “bowls” are the best way to have a healthy and delicious meal without a lot of effort. The concept of “bowl” is this simple, toss all your ingredients into a dish and boom, B/L/D (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) is served. They take all the stress and fuss out of cooking which is great for those with minimal time or are afraid to try out a more gourmet meal.
The basis for these bowls is Quinoa, a gluten-free and protein packed, fast cooking grain. I always have a bag of uncooked quinoa in my pantry, but recently I stumbled upon these two no fuss versions at Costco! I’m usually a proponent of never using prepared foods, but for me, these options are a no brainer, especially for a busy weeknight. Another option is to cook a large batch of quinoa in advance and store it in little ziplock bags in the freezer. Just thaw and reheat when you’re ready to use it.
I made a delicious quinoa bowl using an adaptation of my chicken sausage, asparagus and mushroom pasta recipe found here. Basically I substituted the quinoa for the brown rice pasta. The result was this tasty treat!
These are some awesome healthy and delicious Quinoa Bowl recipes from some of my favorite food bloggers.
Summer Quinoa Bowl
Photo from Two Peas & Their Pod
Recipe: Summer Quinoa Bowl
Asian Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Photo from Nutritious Eats
Recipe: Asian Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl
Photo from A Pinch of Yum
Recipe: Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl
Loaded Greek Quinoa Bowl
Photo from Wry Try
Recipe: Loaded Greek Quinoa Bowl
Kale Pesto Quinoa Bowl
Photo from The Iron You
Recipe: Quinoa Kale Pesto Bowl
Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Photo from Café Delites
Recipe: Balsamic Chicken Quinoa Bowl
Spinach and Mushroom Quinoa Bowl
Photo from Pumpkin and Spice
Recipe: Spinach and Mushroom Quinoa Bowl
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Quinoa Bowl
Photo from Recipe Runner
Recipe: Sweet Potato Black Bean Quinoa Bowl