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Quinoa Protein Bowl & Healthy Lunch Box Ideas

Posted in Mains (Vegetarian) by Janet M on August 17, 2014

Gena's Quinoa Protein Bowl

Lately my meals have been a lot of random foods. I am holding out. I knew I had some staples waiting to be unpacked but quickly replenished my perishable staples (tahini, peanut butter, maple syrup, etc). As such, the last few weeks have had me cooking without spices, relying on strong-flavoured ingredients and let’s be honest, I bought some pre-made soups and added some beans to make it a complete meal.

I promise to share some of my fun meals once my home is back to normal. Until then, I will continue to unearth some oldies-but-goodies from my backlog. I chose to share this one because it is actually pretty similar to what I am eating these days: cooked quinoa, random vegetables, beans, topped with a creamy sauce.

Please head over to Sunny’s site for the recipe for the Quinoa Protein Bowl (35g protein/serving) which I am sharing for her (gluten-free and dairy-free) Healthy Lunchbox Ideas 2014.

What is your template for healthy lunches?

Gena's Quinoa Protein BowlI am sharing this with the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck.

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  1. Allison said, on August 17, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    I love mixing and matching for lunch. This bowl looks so good! I’ll often have leftovers and add some protein, veggies, grains, etc. I really love lunch!

  2. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts said, on August 18, 2014 at 1:25 PM

    I haven’t been able to find tahini in my local UK supermarkets. It’s terrible! I think of it as a staple too and I’m thinking I may have to make my own.

    I’d love this for lunch, or any time :)

  3. Eileen said, on August 18, 2014 at 2:35 PM

    This looks very much like many of my lunches! Grains, beans, and veg, together forever. I think it helps a lot to have leftovers or quick-cooking ingredients around — instant couscous, for instance, is a mainstay. And vegetables that are just cut up and ready to be eaten raw or thrown into a quick stir-fry are a lifesaver! Now I’m hungry for lunch. :)

  4. rika@vm said, on August 19, 2014 at 12:41 PM

    What a delicious quinoa bowl! I love butternut squash, edamame, kale and miso together!

  5. An Unrefined Vegan said, on August 20, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Mmmmm, love the creaminess in this! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Chitra Jagadish said, on August 20, 2014 at 5:53 PM

    delicious and healthy recipe….thanx for sharing it in the potluck..

  7. rockmyvegansocks said, on August 21, 2014 at 6:49 PM

    Sounds great!

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