Do you find yourself scratching your head sometimes not knowing what to make for lunch or dinner? I do, believe it or not, ALL the time, especially for lunch during the weekdays since my kids typically eat leftovers and I’m left to fend for myself. I’m usually craving something satisfying, tasty, and healthy, but don’t really want to think about what to make or spend a ton of effort. When this happens, I typically always turn on the toaster oven and start grabbing things from my fridge to turn into a quick meal. This Roasted Veggie, Quinoa, Mexican Bowl is one of my typical meals.
Some veggies, beans, protein, and a delicious sauce to go with it. My meal prep goes something like this –
Turn on the toaster oven
While it’s heating up, grab some veggies to roast
While the veggies are roasting, prep the rest of the ingredients for the bowl
Make a delicious sauce in my vitamix
Put it all together
About 15-20 minutes later and you have yourself one delicious meal. Easy to make, satisfying, and healthy.
I’m a sucker for roasted veggies, especially colored carrots, mushrooms, and broccoli. I also typically cook a batch of quinoa in my rice cooker and store it in my fridge for use throughout the week. It’s such a universal ingredient to have ready to go. The kids love it as a side with some mango balsamic vinegar, and I love throwing it into salads, mixing it with beans, or serving it instead of rice with Thai food, etc. I make a quick black bean/quinoa/frozen spinach and corn mixture, throw in some avocado for some healthy fats and creaminess, some crushed chips for crunch and texture, and drizzle on a delicious creamy sauce coupled with a few drops of my favorite hot sauce. Your meal is served. It may seem complicated, a lot of steps/prep-work, but after you do it once, you realize it really is very easy to throw together a delicious bowl. What are some of your favorite bowl-combinations?